Mayor of London visits Putney High Street

today 10 March 2017 News

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Staff from our Putney garage were delighted to meet the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan as he launched the first Low Emission Bus Zone to tackle toxic air‎ in London.

The route, running from Putney station to Putney Bridge Road will now be operated by cleaner buses to help transform air quality and create a more welcoming town centre environment.

Starting from Thursday 9 March, only buses that meet the toughest emission standards will be permitted to run within the Putney Low Emission Bus Zone. Putney High Street will also have effective bus priority measures in place to keep bus delays to a minimum and reduce unnecessary pollution caused by stationary traffic.

The Mayor said: “London’s toxic air is an outrage and I promised to make cleaning it up one of my top priorities. I’m delivering on that pledge by introducing our first ever Low Emission Bus Zone. I have asked TfL to remove the oldest, dirtiest buses from our streets and this new route, along with the 11 others we’ll be introducing, will make a big difference to the pollution caused by our public transport system."