The UK Bus Awards 2018 saw Roadgas, a key supplier of natural gas and biomethane refuelling station infrastructure in the UK, standing alongside triple gold winners Nottingham City Transport. The event, which took place on the 20th of November, recognised NCT for its significant contribution towards transitioning Nottingham into the UK’s greenest city.
Its pledge to deliver significant improvements to air quality in Nottingham has led NCT to receive the top accolade of Gold in the Environment Award category at this year’s UK Bus Awards ceremony. This was accompanied by Gold for NCT’s Aaron Johnson, Top National Bus Driver and the industry’s award of City Operator of the Year.
The company also achieved top marks in mystery travelling tests and obtained the second highest scores in the UK’s independent Transport Focus customer satisfaction survey.
In 2016, NCT partnered with Roadgas to supply and maintain a refuelling station to support the transformation of its fleet of 53 double decker buses to biogas, the world’s largest biogas fleet currently in operation. The move, which has seen the transport network emit over 3,500 tonnes less CO2, 35 tonnes less NOX and ¾ tonne less particulate matter each year, has been instrumental in helping NCT to meet its clean air targets.
NCT partnered with Roadgas and worked towards having a third of its fleet operating on biogas and already has an almost carbon neutral ‘well-to-wheel’ footprint for the fleet as a whole. Using biogas produced from waste through anaerobic digestion, it currently operates some of greenest buses on today’s roads.
“We are immensely proud to be part of the Nottingham City Transport team, not only because of its dedication to improving air quality but for also providing a seamless travel experience in the region. These awards reflect the hard work and commitment by everyone at NCT in ensuring that Nottingham operates an unparalleled, premium and low emission bus service,” said Managing Director of Roadgas, David Rix.