ALMOST 320 buses in Bradford have been upgraded to low emission standards, a meeting was told.

Councillor Mohammed Shafiq (Lab, Bradford Moor) asked how many electric or low emission buses are operating in the district at a meeting of Bradford Council on Tuesday.

He was told that there were currently 317 buses that have been upgraded to standards that would be compliant with the upcoming Clean Air Zone.

The response added: “Approximately a further 20 buses owned by local bus operators already meet that standard.”

He was told there were no electric buses operating in the District, although Transdev completed an electric bus trial last month and these buses will be used on its 662 Keighley to Bradford route from early next year.

A Government funding bid for low emission bus funding made by West Yorkshire Combined Authority was successful earlier this year. It will mean 40 electric buses will be introduced in Bradford next year.