Friday, May 10, 2013

Launch of Dundee’s new hybrid buses

This morning, along with fellow councillors, the Lord Provost, the city's MSPs and other invited guests, I had the pleasure of attending the launch of nine brand new hybrid-electric double decker buses by National Express Dundee.   See photo from the launch at Dundee High School below:
It is great to see these Scottish-built, environmentally friendly vehicles being used on the Number 5 route that serves much of the West End and it was fitting that the party was taken on one of the buses to the University of Dundee’s Botanic Garden, where there were speeches by the Lord Provost and Phil Smith, Managing Director of National Express Dundee.   Phil is pictured giving his address (right).

It was also good to take the opportunity of the visit to the Botanic Garden to speak with some of the team from the Friends of the University of Dundee Botanic Garden who are setting up for their plant sale tomorrow - see left.   It is on from 12 noon to 3pm at the Botanic Garden tomorrow - don't miss it!