- In 2020 we completed a £5 million active travel programme, including new cycle schemes in Omega, Woolston, Appleton Thorn, Latchford, Birchwood, Sankey Bridges and Padgate
- We created a brand new cycling map and pulled together a list of our best cycling routes, available on our cycling page
Zero emissions buses
We have secured more than £20m in Government funding to transform bus travel in the borough.
We were successful in our application for Zero Emission Bus Regional Area (ZEBRA) funding, to support the introduction of up to 4,000 zero-emission buses across the country.
It paves the way to the replacement of Warrington’s Own Buses’ entire fleet of diesel buses with 120 new electric buses.
Independently of ZEBRA, we are committed, as part of the Warrington Town Deal to delivering a new bus depot – relocating the Warrington's Own Buses depot from its current site to a purpose-built new depot on Dallam Lane. The successful ZEBRA bid means we can equip the new depot with electric vehicle charging infrastructure, ready to house the new zero emissions fleet.
Our commitment to green energy will also see the new buses charged by green electricity, including from the council’s solar farm in Cirencester. Solar canopy/panels will be installed at the new depot, funded by the council, to further enhance the green credentials of the scheme.
Our transport vision
We want Warrington to be a thriving, attractive, accessible, and well-connected place with popular, high-quality walking, cycling, and public transport networks supporting our carbon-neutral future. For example, we opened Warrington West train station in December 2019, allowing local commuting trips to be made by train as well as longer journeys outside the borough.
Find out about our Local Transport Plan on the LTP4 page.