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First two SA hydrogen buses clock up kilometres

A celebratory service ran into the Adelaide city centre last week to commemorate the first two hydrogen buses coming into service in South Australia

A celebratory service ran into the Adelaide city centre last week to commemorate the first two hydrogen buses coming into service in South Australia

Operator Transit Systems has held a special celebratory service at its Morphetville depot to commemorate the odometer being active on South Australia’s first two hydrogen buses courtesy of Torrens Transit.

The service went from Morphetville to the city centre last Friday, with Torrens Transit general manager Andrew Jenkinson being joined by SA transport minister Tom Koutsantonis for the service.

Jenkinson says it was a proud moment to showcase the next generation of zero-emissions buses as they clocked up their first kilometres.

 Tom Koutsantonis

“We took the hydrogen buses into the city centre and to Hindmarsh Square, parking them at Pulteney Street for a viewing and of course, welcoming the Minister onboard,” he says.

“It was so great to have them out on the road.”

The two Torrens Transit hydrogen buses now operate within the normal Adelaide Metro network timetable, so customers wanting to take a ride on a hydrogen fuel cell powered bus can keep an eye out for the signature green fleet operating on routes H20, 174, 172, H24 and G10 during the initial stages of going into service across Adelaide.

You can also spot the buses at Paradise Interchange, Flinders University, Flinders Medical Centre B and Marion Centre Interchange.

Michael McGee, CEO of Transit Systems which owns Torrens Transit, says it’s a remarkable time in public transport.


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“We commend the South Australian government for their commitment alongside us to deliver a cleaner, greener commute,” he says.

“We are proud to assist with decarbonising the city streets and we’re excited to deliver the next generation of transport in the zero emission landscape.

“We are relentless in our approach to leverage our global experience, to elevate local partnerships and bring world’s best practice into the Adelaide Metro network.”

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