Bus Operation in Porto

The buses were operated by STCP. Maintenance infrastructures were created that meet the safety regulations for operation with highly volatile and flammable gaseous fuel

(Fig. 6). Equipment installed includes H2 detectors, gas extraction equipment and fire detectors.


Fig. 6. Hydrogen bus depot location at the Francos station.

The route for the operation of the buses was selected for the high gradients and good visibility to the population. It’s a circular line (Fig. 7) and the hydrogen buses were operated as complement to the Diesel and natural gas vehicles. Therefore all the vehicles were operated under the same conditions.