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Bus operator, Stagecoach, has made a bid – backed by Caerphilly Council – to the UK Government to create an all-electric transport network.
The £8million proposal would see all diesel buses serving Caerphilly town replaced with 21 electric vehicles.
It’s said that if the plan goes ahead – having already been approved by Caerphilly councillors – Caerphilly would be the first town in the UK with an all-electric bus network and an all-electric public transport network when the Rhymney Valley line is electrified as part of the South Wales Metro by 2023.
The plan – which is part of a wider electric vehicles plan (pdf) – will also see an expansion of publicly-available electric car charging points.