Your Hydrogen Buses Have Arrived!
We are delighted to announce that the World’s First Hydrogen Double Deckers will be pulling into a stop near you!
Our new Zero Emission buses will support our journey to clean air and show our commitment to Aberdeen's path to a cleaner, greener, climate positive city. Each vehicle plays a major role in reducing Aberdeen's carbon footprint by saving 84 tonnes of carbon per year, per bus - which means healthy, happy communities with quiet streets.
You'll spot our newest arrivals throughout Aberdeen, as well as on Service 19 - travelling via Tillydrone, Aberdeen City Centre and Culter.
- Click here to read about John - the first driver of the World's First!
- Click here for an introduction from our Engineering Manager, Mick.
- Click here for a video tour from our Engineering Manager, Mick!
- Click here to watch our animated World's First travel the street of Aberdeen!
- Click here to watch as Betty the Diesel Bus transforms into Hydro Jen!
What is Hydrogen?
- Hydrogen is the simplest and most abundant element in the universe – made up of one proton and one electron.
- Hydrogen releases zero emissions, it’s clean, green, and only emits water from the exhaust!
- Hydrogen is made from wind and water.
What does this mean for Aberdeen?
Local energy for local communities – Aberdeen’s plans for making its own hydrogen means that our buses will be locally powered.
|When you travel by bus, you are playing your part in reducing Aberdeen’s carbon footprint.|
|What was that noise? Our hydrogen vehicles are silent - reducing the noise pollution in Aberdeen.|
|Just one Hydrogen Bus will save 84 tonnes of CO2 per year – the equivalent of removing 38 petrol, or 40 diesel cars from the road.|
|Fuel-cell electric buses produce no tailpipe emissions – the only by-products is water.|
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First Bus App - Our app allows you to plan your journey and buy tickets on your phone. Simply scan your mobile ticket as you board! Even better, you can now check live seat availability on your bus before it arrives and track it live to your stop!
Space Checker - Busy week ahead? Our Space Checker tool allows you to plan ahead and check the time of day that your service is likely to be at it's busiest and choose a quieter time to travel. Ideal if you can be flexible with the time you travel.
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Enhanced Safety Features - Find out more about steps we've taken to ensure you can travel by bus with confidence! Including our recent accreditation as 'Good to Go' from Visit Scotland! Learn more here.
Vaccination Centre Travel Guide
Our services are available for those who need to attend appointments at Vaccination Centres.
Making school travel safe
With children returning to school we have taken additional measures to ensure that they can return safely via First Bus.
Plan a quiet journey with Space Checker We'd like to introduce you to Space Checker, the brand new tool from First Bus to help you plan ahead and travel with confidence.
Page last updated: 28/01/21 Coronavirus information – First Aberdeen In light of the recent lockdown, our services are still operating for those who need to make essential journeys.
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Extra Help to Travel
We know that for some of our customers, travelling by bus can be a little daunting, so we’ve been working with many disability groups around the UK to design some cards that you can print out