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Depot adaptations for clean bus technologies 2: Fuel cell hydrogen bus depots

  • Global
  • Electric bus
  • Energy management
  • Fleet management
  • Sustainability
Hydrogen bus depots

How to plan, deploy & maintain hydrogen buses

Climate change and local air pollution are the main factors driving the transition towards clean- and zero-emission technologies in the transport sector.

This factsheet series, entitled Depot adaptations for clean bus technologies aims to provide an overview of the main aspects to consider in the different phases of planning and deploying a new depot or upgrading an existing one.

As a key stakeholder in the energy transition, the bus sector is demonstrating a strong commitment to the decarbonisation goals. However, while transitioning towards low- and zero-emissions buses can significantly improve the quality of life and liveability in our cities, the introduction of new technology poses several challenges to operators’ daily business.


  • Elements of a bus depot
  • Hydrogen production and supply
  • Location
  • Refuelling infrastructure and strategy
  • Run-in and run-out processes
  • Designing operations
  • IT tools and monitoring
  • Hydrogen safety handling
  • Adapting the workshop for hydrogen bus maintenance
  • Safety recommendations for fuel cell bus depots
  • Staff training
  • Focus on permitting
  • Procedures and documentation

Including case studies from EMT Madrid, ALSA/National Express (MOBICO), TMB Barcelona.

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