Union Gas Station Will Allow Fleet to Grow to 120 Vehicles
Officials from Ontario’s City of Hamilton and the Union Gas utility last week celebrated the opening of a new compressed natural gas fueling station for Hamilton Street Railway buses.
The ANGI Energy installation at Hamilton’s Mountain Transit Centre facility has capacity enough to allow the city’s fleet of natural gas buses to grow from the current complement of 35 to a total of 120 vehicles over the next six years.
“The projected cost savings of this initiative is about $40 million over the next 20 years,” states a release. The project is also expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions over this period by about 25% – equivalent to removing 18,105 passenger cars from the road.
18 CNG Buses Per Year
The release further states that the City of Hamilton is Ontario’s first municipality in more a decade to recommit to CNG buses. An initial 18 sixty-foot articulated CNG buses – “the first of their kind in Canada” – arrived this past summer.
More vehicles are expected in the first part of 2016, including 24 forty-foot CNG Nova buses. The City plans to replace about 18 buses per year with CNG until 2020.
The new station has four 250-horsepower compressors. Union Gas owns and will maintain it.
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Source: City of Hamilton with Fleets & Fuels follow-up