First Bus completes Phase One of UK’s largest electric bus depot in Glasgow

Janus architecture has helped to deliver 22 electric buses to the existing First Bus Site at Caledonia Glasgow ahead of the COP26 Summit.

The works form Phase One of a major development programme which will see the Caledonia Depot become UK’s largest Electric Vehicle bus garage.

The installation includes 11 advanced rapid 150kW dual cable charging units. Future phases are due to be completed throughout 2022 and will see the site become able to accommodate and charge up to 300 EV buses. Each rapid charging station is controlled via smart charging software.

Janette Bell, Managing Director for First Bus UK, said: “Innovative technology and electric infrastructure are key to minimising the UK’s carbon emissions, and so it’s fantastic to see this first step of our vision for the UK’s largest EV bus depot come to fruition. Our transition to a zero emission fleet is a bold ambition and, at every stage, First Bus is committed to transforming our business for the good of the environment. We’re proud to be putting our weight behind Scotland’s green ambitions, and the completion of this first phase of works at the Caledonia depot gives us an exciting glimpse into the future of bus. To see this first EV charging station site completed and ready to go in Glasgow, just as the city prepares to host COP26 later [in 2021], is a brilliant achievement.”