Choose the greener way to travel, choose coach.
Climate change poses many challenges for all transport organisations. Carbon emissions are a significant climate change issue, steadily increasing the Earth’s surface temperature and adding to Global Warming. It is estimated 32 billion tons of carbon dioxide every year are produced globally.
We aim to reduce carbon emissions throughout our entire fleet, through internal initiatives. In addition we are also trying to cut fuel consumption by 2% across our fleet. Coaches are the greenest form of ground transport producing only half of the CO2 emitted by rail, quarter of a car and 1/6 of air travel.
Our modern, well-maintained coach hire fleet already has one of the lowest levels of carbon emissions within the UK coach industry, but we understand the importance of reducing our carbon footprint further still.
More importantly, CO² emissions, calculated in kilograms per passenger per journey, show that coach travel is already one of the most environmentally friendly modes of transport currently available. Statistics taken from the Department for Transport/National Atmospheric Emission Inventory 2004, reflect this claim.
CO2 emission in kilogrammes per passenger per journey
Assume 1.56 people per car. **Modern high speed electric train. ***Modern diesel train. Source: Department for Transport/National Atmospheric Emission Inventory 2004