Richard Holden MP, the minister for buses, has visited Arriva's depot in Stevenage.

Arriva's team at the depot gave the minister a tour of the site on Friday, December 9. The depot will be the base for 27 new electric buses that are due to be operational in Stevenage from 2024.

In a tweet, the minister said that it was "good to see @ArrivaHerts today where they will soon welcome Stevenage's brand new zero emission bus fleet.

"We're investing money across the country to decarbonise local buses and support key services to give residents a truly green, modern bus network."

The new buses are the result of a partnership between Hertfordshire County Council and Arriva UK Bus, and are part-funded by the Department for Transport's ZEBRA (Zero Emission Bus Regional Areas) scheme.

The county council was awarded £5.6 million under the scheme, which will be used to replace 27 of Stevenage's diesel buses.