With the contribution of the LIFE programme of the European Union - LIFE14 ENV/GR/000611

The region of Attica supports OASA with modern and environmentally friendly buses.

The region of Attica promotes the “green” urban transport.

More specifically it supports the Athens Urban Transport Organization S.A. by financing the supply of 92 hi-tech buses, with a budget of 30,000,000 euros. The aim is to achieve the minimum possible environmental footprint and meet the requirements of the European and national legislation.

The purpose is the reduction of the pollutant emissions and the operating vehicles’ costs, as well as the overall improvement concerning the public transportation services. It concerns the supply of 92 new urban buses hi-tech that will offer high lever security and comfort to citizens. In more detail, it consists of 20 medium sized vehicles, 60 large sized articulated buses and 12 low power electric buses that maintain their own movement autonomy.

The replacement of certain types of older vehicles used by OASA is necessary, as they tend to surpass their maximum permitted level of usage. At the same time, the pioneering choice of technology of electric buses ensures the minimization of the pollutant emissions in relation with the diesel buses and also highlights the current appearance of the transport system towards the benefit of the environment and its citizens.

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The LIFE GYM [LIFE14 ENV/GR/000611] project is co-funded by the LIFE programme, the EU financial instrument for the environment.

 

The sole responsibility for the content of this report lies with the authors. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the European Union. Neither the EASME nor the European Commission are responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.

 

Start Date: 15 September 2015 – Duration: 35 months