By John Smith •
Published: 20 Jul 2020 • 11:18
The two new buses
Credit: Marbella Council
THE Marbella Council has an ongoing policy of promoting sustainable public transport and reducing the amount of pollution that it creates.
To this end, it has added two efficient new buses to its fleet (one large and one small) which it is claimed will reduce the carbon emissions by 28,000 kilos per annum and will help the council in its pursuit of sustainable mobility.
The number of passengers using the Marbella buses is steadily increasing year on year and there are 63,000 holders of free mobility cards.
According to a council spokesperson, the bus service continued to operate efficiently during the height of the Covid-19 and now is able to operate at 85 per cent of previous capacity whilst ensuring that passengers observe proper social distancing.
The cost of these two Mercedes buses was €390,000 which has been paid for by bus franchisee Avanza and each comes with WiFi connection and mobile phone charging points.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
Currently he is acting as Editorial Consultant for the paper helping to shape its future development.
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