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|Posted: Fri May 31, 2013 2:59 pm Post subject: London news 5/31/13
|From the London Group
BUS NEWS - Week 01/06/13
Members are reminded that this info is published in good faith and from available information. Last minute changes sometimes occur, especially when external factors have an influence.
£12 million boost for greener bus journeys:
Department for Transport
Published: 27 May 2013
GREEN BUS FUND ROUND 4 - TABLE OF WINNING BIDS
BIDDING ORGANISATION AREA BUSES GRANT
City of York Council York 2 £186,125
Courtney Coaches Limited Oxfordshire 2 £104,000
First Beeline Buses Ltd, t/a First Berkshire Heathrow 5 £274,042
First York Limited York 6 £566,434
Nottingham City Council Nottingham 15 £1,517,256
Reading Transport Limited Reading 14 £185,990
Selwyns Travel Limited Cheshire 6 £577,728
Stagecoach Manchester Manchester 38 £2,001,840
Stagecoach North East Sunderland 17 £305,601
Transport for Greater Manchester (Bid 1) Manchester 10 £560,480
Transport for Greater Manchester (Bid 2) Manchester 3 £292,644
Transport for London (Bid 1) London 90 £4,640,000
Transport for London (Bid 2) London 4 £360,000
Yorkshire Coastliner Limited York 1 £71,967
TOTAL 213 £11,644,107
Five bus manufacturers will benefit from orders for their eco-friendly hybrid, electric and gas
buses, with many of the buses being assembled in the UK. The manufacturers which stand
to benefit are Alexander Dennis Limited, BYD, Optare, Scania and Volvo.
The winners, who will add 83 single-decker and 130 double-decker buses to their fleets,
are spread across England and include Stagecoach and First Group. The local councils
involved in the initiative include the City of York, Greater Manchester, Nottingham City and
Transport for London.
City of York Council – 2 fully-electric Optare single-deckers
Courtney Coaches – 2 diesel-hybrid double-deckers - Milton Park services
First Berkshire – 5 diesel-Volvo 7900H hybrid single-deckers - for Heathrow routes
First York – 6 Optare fully-electric single-deckers - Park & Ride services
Nottingham City Council – 15 fully-electric single-deckers
Reading Transport Limited – 14 Scania/E300GS biomethane gas single-deckers - routes 2, 22, 23 & 24.
Selwyns Travel Limited – 6 diesel-hybrid single-deckers
Stagecoach Manchester – 38 E40H diesel-hybrid double-deckers
Stagecoach North East – 17 Scania/E300GS biomethane gas single-deckers
Transport for Greater Manchester – 3 fully-electric and 10 diesel-hybrid single-deckers
Transport for London – 4 fully-electric single-deckers & 90 diesel-hybrid double-deckers
Yorkshire Coastliner Limited – 1 fully-electric Optare Solo single-decker - service UB1
Second "New Bus for London" route announced:
Route 11 will be the second route converted to operate with the New Bus for London, which runs between Liverpool Street Station and Fulham Broadway. Start date is Saturday 21/09/13 - pvr 25.
New TfL Area Publicity:
The "Continuing your journey from Kings Cross St. Pancras" leaflet has been reprinted. It now shows route 46 to St. Bartholomew's Hospital and is dated February 2013 - TFL25785.02.13. As reported before, the Camden Town CYJ has been reprinted to show the extension of route 46, but surprisingly, the CYJs for Chancery lane and Paddington, which also list route 46 have not been reprinted and still show the terminal as Holborn Circus. Just to note that there is no CYJ for Lancaster Gate.
A new London & the South East Rail Service map has been produced. It is green and dated 19th May 2013. This map is generally only available from National Rail stations and has been difficult to find this last week or so. The Information desk at St. Pancras Thameslink, at the back of the station next to the ticket office has them, if you cannot find the map elsewhere.
DW541 - LJ13CFA - now in service on route 67 from Tottenham Garage [AR].
DW544 - LJ13CFF - now in service on route 67 from Tottenham Garage [AR].
DW551 - LJ13CDY- now in service on route 67 from Tottenham Garage [AR].
DW554 - LJ13CEF- now in service on route 67 from Tottenham Garage [AR].
DW577 - LJ13CJU - now in service on route 121 from Enfield Garage [E]
EN21 - GN57BPX - now in service on routes 192 / 318 from Leeside Garage [LV].
HV85 - LJ13FDG - now in service on route 29 from Wood Green Garage [WN].
HV86 - LJ13FDK - now in service on route 29 from Wood Green Garage [WN].
HV87 - LJ13FDL - now in service on route 29 from Wood Green Garage [WN].
[Go Ahead London]
E276 - SN13CJE - now in service on route 191 from Northumberland Park garage [NP].
TEH1463 - LK13BHN - now in service on routes from Cricklewood Garage [W].
TEH1464 - LK13BHO - now in service on routes from Cricklewood Garage [W].
TEH1461 - LK13BHJ - now in service on routes from Cricklewood Garage [W].
TEH1465 - LK13BHP - now in service on routes from Cricklewood Garage [W].
Service Changes - 01/06/13
(excluding diversions for roadworks)
Route 37 [London Central - PM] - Contract retained by London Central with 19 existing fleet double deckers. New timetable to improve punctuality.
Route 44 [London General - AL] - Contract retained by London General with 17 existing fleet double deckers. New timetable to improve punctuality and with the 00:30 journey from Victoria replaced by an N44 trip.
Route 52 [Metroline - AC] - Temporary timetable introduced during diversions in Notting Hill Gate with Monday to Saturday daytime service reduced to every 6-7 minutes.
Route 77 [London General - AL] - Contract retained by London General with 17 existing fleet double deckers. New timetable to improve punctuality.
Route 87 [London General - SW] - Contract retained by London General with 21 existing fleet double deckers. New timetable to improve punctuality.
Route 88 [London General - SW] - New H37/24D E40H/Enviro400 hybrid buses introduced. UW 11920kgs. These buses have been swapped from route 87 at the request of Transport for London. Most of these buses have been phased into service this week. In addition, EH1-EH5 are expected to also be allocated to this route, making 23 buses available for a pvr of 22, so it is unlikely that there will always be a full EH allocation.
EH21 - YX13BJE - body no. C439/1
EH22 - YX13BJF - body no. C439/2
EH23 - YX13BJJ - body no. C439/3
EH24 - YX13BJK - body no. C439/4
EH25 - YX13BJO - body no. C439/5
EH26 - YX13BJU - body no. C439/6
EH27 - YX13BJV - body no. C439/7
EH28 - YX13BJY - body no. C439/8
EH29 - YX13BJZ - body no. C439/9
EH30 - YX13BKA - body no. C439/10
EH31 - YX13BKD - body no. C439/11
EH32 - YX13BKE - body no. C439/12
EH33 - YX13BKF - body no. C439/13
EH34 - YX13BKG - body no. C439/14
EH35 - YX13BKJ - body no. C439/15
EH36 - YX13BKK - body no. C439/16
EH37 - YX13BKL - body no. C439/17
EH38 - YX13BKN - body no. C439/18
Route 150 [Arriva - DX] - New timetable to improve punctuality.
Route 160 [Arriva - DT] - New timetable to improve punctuality.
Route 191 [London General North - NP] - New timetable to improve punctuality.
Route 196 [London General - SW ] - New timetable to improve punctuality.
Route 219 [London General - AL] - Contract retained by London General with 11 new B31D 10.8m Streetlite DF single deckers. UW 8097kgs. New timetable to improve punctuality. Some of these buses have phased into service this week.
WS10 - LJ13GJU - body no. AH725
WS11 - LJ13GJV - body no. AH726
WS12 - LJ13GJX - body no. AH727
WS13 - LJ13GJY - body no. AH728
WS14 - LJ13GJZ - body no. AH729
WS15 - LJ13GKA - body no. AH730
WS16 - LJ13GKC - body no. AH731
WS17 - LJ13GKD - body no. AH732
WS18 - LJ13GKE - body no. AH733
WS19 - LJ13GKF - body no. AH734
WS20 - LJ13GKG - body no. AH735
Route 232 [Metroline - W] - New timetable to improve reliability.
Route 249 [London General - SW] - Allocation transferred from Merton Garage [AL] to Stockwell Garage [SW]. Minor timetable alterations.
Route 270 [London General - AL] - Contract retained by London General with 13 existing B7TL fleet double deckers from route 36. New timetable to improve punctuality.
Route 297 [Metroline - PA] - Temporary timetable introduced during road works in Horsenden Lane with Monday to Saturday daytime service reduced to every 12 minutes.
Route 298 [Sullivan Buses - SM] - New Monday to Friday timetable to improve punctuality.
Route 328 [First - AS] - Temporary Monday to Friday timetable introduced during road works in Notting Hill Gate, with daytime service reduced to every 7-8 minutes.
Route 357 [London General North - NP] - Minor timetable alterations.
Route 386 [Stagecoach Selkent - PD] - Contract retained by Stagecoach London with 10 existing fleet single deckers and 1 new 9.6m E20D/Enviro200 single decker. Revised at Blackheath to start from Royal Parade, departing via Prince Charles Road and Shooters Hill Road instead of Hare and Billet Road, to match inbound routeing. New timetable to improve punctuality.
36555 - LX13CYW - body no. D204/1
Route 389 [London General North - NP] - New timetable to improve punctuality.
Route 399 [London General North - NP] - New timetable to improve punctuality.
Route 452 [Abellio - QB] - Temporary timetable introduced during diversion in Notting Hill Gate, with Monday to Saturday daytime service reduced to every 9 minutes - every 8 minutes AM peak southbound and Sundays to every 13 minutes.
Route 455 [Abellio - BC] - Temporarily withdrawn between Old Lodge Lane and Reedham Fire Station owing to road works - see route 599. Temporary timetable introduced. Please note that the first and last journeys towards Wallington will both operate later than normal.
Route 463 [Quality Line - EB] - New timetable to improve punctuality. Last journeys in both directions, and also first journeys in both directions on Sundays, will run about 10 minutes later.
Route 477 [Arriva Southern Counties - NF] - New Monday to Friday timetable to improve punctuality.
Route 491 [London General North - NP] - Contract awarded to London General (from Arriva) with 10 new 10.4m Streetlite DF single deckers. New timetable to improve punctuality.
WS21 - LJ13GKK - body no. AH713
WS22 - LJ13GKL - body no. AH714
WS23 - LJ13GKN - body no. AH715
WS24 - LJ13GKO - body no. AH716
WS25 - LJ13GKP - body no. AH717
WS26 - LJ13GKU - body no. AH718
WS27 - LJ13GKV - body no. AH719
WS28 - LJ13GKX - body no. AH720
WS29 - LJ13GKY - body no. AH721
WS30 - LJ13GKZ - body no. AH722
WS31 - LJ13GLF - body no. AH723
WS32 - LJ13GLK - body no. AH724
Route 599 [Abellio - BC] - Temporary free shuttle service operated by Abellio with 1 single decker between Old Lodge Lane and Reedham station during road works in Old Lodge Lane. Every 20 minutes Monday to Saturday daytimes, 30 evenings and Sundays and will last about three months.
Route 655 [London General - AL] - New timetable to improve punctuality.
Route 969 [Abellio - TF] - Contract retained by Abellio London with 1 existing fleet single decker from route R68. No change to the timetable.
Route K5 [Quality Line - EB] - New timetable to improve punctuality.
Route N11 [London General - SW] - New timetable to improve punctuality.
Route N44 [London General - SW] - New timetable to improve punctuality and incorporating an earlier journey from Aldwych.
Route N87 [London General - SW] - New timetable to improve punctuality.
Route S4 [Quality Line - EB] - New Monday to Friday timetable to improve punctuality.
Route W4 [London General North - NP] - Minor timetable alteration on Sundays.
Route W10 [London General North - NP] - New timetable to improve punctuality.
Route W16 [London General North - NP] - Minor timetable alterations on Saturdays.
[Abellio] - Ten new 8.9m Alexander Dennis E20D Enviro 200 single deckers are scheduled for an immediate phased delivery, due to be completed in mid-June. These buses are for the new contract on route K1 (currently operated by London United) to be operated from Fulwell Garage [TF] from 29/06/2013.
8118 - YX13EHE - body no. C257/1
8119 - YX13EHF - body no. C257/2
8120 - YX13EHG - body no. C257/3
8121 - YX13EHH - body no. C257/4
8122 - YX13EHJ - body no. C257/5
8123 - YX13EHK - body no. C257/6
8124 - YX13EHL - body no. C257/7
8125 - YX13EHM - body no. C257/8
8126 - YX13EHN - body no. C257/9
8127 - YX13EHO - body no. C257/10
[Abellio] - Twelve new 10.8m Alexander Dennis E20D Enviro 200 single deckers are scheduled for an immediate phased delivery, due to be completed in mid-June. These buses are for the new contract on route K3 (currently operated by London United) to be operated from Fulwell Garage [TF] from 29/06/2013.
8806 - YX13EFM - body no. C258/1
8807 - YX13EFN - body no. C258/2
8808 - YX13EFO - body no. C258/3
8809 - YX13EFP - body no. C258/4
8810 - YX13EFR - body no. C258/5
8811 - YX13EFS - body no. C258/6
8812 - YX13EFT - body no. C258/7
8813 - YX13EFU - body no. C258/8
8814 - YX13EFV - body no. C258/9
8815 - YX13EFW - body no. C258/10
8816 - YX13EFY - body no. C258/11
8817 - YX13EFZ - body no. C258/12
[Arriva London] - Twenty two new H41/24D VDL DB300 Wrightbus Gemini double deckers (DW534-DW555) are being delivered to Tottenham Garage [AR] and are phasing into service on route 67. UW 11670kgs.
DW534 - LJ13CLN - body no. AH484 - IN SERVICE
DW535 - LJ13CLO - body no. AH485 - IN SERVICE
DW536 - LJ13CLV - body no. AH486 - IN SERVICE
DW537 - LJ13CLX - body no. AH487 - IN SERVICE
DW538 - LJ13CLY - body no. AH488 - delivered
DW539 - LJ13CEV - body no. AH489 - IN SERVICE
DW540 - LJ13CEX - body no. AH490 - delivered
DW541 - LJ13CFA - body no. AH491 - IN SERVICE
DW542 - LJ13CFD - body no. AH492 - IN SERVICE
DW543 - LJ13CFE - body no. AH493 - delivered
DW544 - LJ13CFF - body no. AH494 - IN SERVICE
DW545 - LJ13CFG - body no. AH495 - IN SERVICE
DW546 - LJ13CFK - body no. AH496 - IN SERVICE
DW547 - LJ13CFL - body no. AH497 - delivered
DW548 - LJ13CFM - body no. AH498 - delivered
DW549 - LJ13CDV - body no. AH499
DW550 - LJ13CDX - body no. AH500
DW551 - LJ13CDY - body no. AH501 - IN SERVICE
DW552 - LJ13CDZ - body no. AH502 - delivered
DW553 - LJ13CEA - body no. AH503 - delivered
DW554 - LJ13CEF - body no. AH504 - IN SERVICE
DW555 - LJ13CEK - delivered
[Arriva London] - Twenty three new H41/24D VDL DB300 Wrightbus Gemini double deckers (DW556-DW578) have been delivered to Enfield Garage [E] for route 121. UW 11670kgs. DW557- DW578 are already in service.
DW556 - LJ13CEN - delivered
[Arriva London] - Seven B26F 8.9m Enviro 200 single deckers are being cascaded from Arriva Kent Thameside, following the loss of the contract for route 233. They are undergoing refurbishment inside and outside, are being fitted with white blinds and allocated to Leeside Road Garage [LV] for the new contract on route 318 commencing on 09/11/13, to upgrade the buses on this route and to release PDL45-51. Most have been phased into service as soon as they were refurbished.
EN16 - GN57BPF - body no. 7227/1 (ex AKT 1643) - IN SERVICE
EN17 - GN57BPK - body no. 7227/2 (ex AKT 1644)
EN18 - GN57BPO - body no. 7227/3 (ex AKT 1645) - IN SERVICE
EN19 - GN57BPU - body no. 7227/4 (ex AKT 1646) - IN SERVICE
EN20 - GN57BPV - body no. 7227/5 (ex AKT 1647) - IN SERVICE
EN21 - GN57BPX - body no. 7227/6 (ex AKT 1648) - IN SERVICE
EN22 - GN57BPY - body no. 7227/7 (ex AKT 1649) - IN SERVICE
[Arriva London] - Forty eight new Volvo B5LH Wrightbus Gemini hybrid double deckers are being delivered for route 29 at Wood Green Garage [WN].
HV84 - LJ13FDF - body no. AH293 - delivered
HV85 - LJ13FDG - body no. AH294 - IN SERVICE
HV86 - LJ13FDK - body no. AH295 - IN SERVICE
HV87 - LJ13FDL - body no. AH296 - IN SERVICE
HV88 - LJ13FDM - body no. AH297 - delivered
HV89 - LJ13FDN - body no. AH298 - delivered
HV90 - LJ13FDO - body no. AH299
HV91 - LJ13FDP - body no. AH300 - delivered
HV92 - LJ13FCN - body no. AH301 - delivered
HV93 - LJ13FCO - body no. AH302 - delivered
HV94 - LJ13FCP - body no. AH303 - delivered
HV95 - LJ13FCU - delivered
HV96 - LJ13FCV
HV97 - LJ13FCX - delivered
HV98 - LJ13FCY
HV99 - LJ13FCZ
HV100 - LJ13FDA
HV101 - LJ13FDC
HV102 - LJ13FBY
HV103 - LJ13FBZ
HV104 - LJ13FCA
HV105 - LJ13FCC
HV106 - LJ13FCD
HV107 - LJ13FCE
HV108 - LJ13FCF
HV109 - LJ13FCG
HV110 - LJ13FCL
HV111 - LJ13FCM
HV112 - LJ13FBE
HV113 - LJ13FBF
HV114 - LJ13FBG - delivered
HV115 - LJ13FBK - delivered
HV116 - LJ13FBL
HV117 - LJ13FBN
HV118 - LJ13FBO
HV119 - LJ13FBU
HV120 - LJ13FBV
HV121 - LJ13FBX
HV122 - LJ13FAM - body no. AH854 - IN SERVICE
HV123 - LJ13FAO - body no. AH855 - IN SERVICE
HV124 - LJ13FAU - body no. AH856 - IN SERVICE
HV125 - LJ13FBA - body no. AH857 - IN SERVICE
HV126 - LJ13FBB - body no. AH858 - IN SERVICE
HV127 - LJ13FBC - body no. AH859 - IN SERVICE
HV128 - LJ13FBD - body no. AH860 - IN SERVICE
HV129 - LJ13FEO - body no. AH861 - IN SERVICE
HV130 - LJ13FEP - body no. AH862 - IN SERVICE
HV131 - LJ13FET - body no. AH863 - delivered
[Go Ahead London] - One new H41/24D Alexander Dennis E40D Enviro 400 double decker has been delivered for the new contract on route 231 for Northumberland Park Garage [NP] commencing on 08/06/13. UW 11615 kgs. It entered service on route 191 on 31/05/13.
E276 - SN13CJE - body no. C438/1 - IN SERVICE
[Go Ahead London] - One new 10.4m B31D Wrightbus StreetLite DF single decker has been delivered for delivery for route 327 at Northumberland Park Garage [NP] for the new contract commencing on 08/06/13. The bus used will be one of the batch (WS21-WS32), most of which are entering service on route 491 on 01/06/13.
[First] - Ten new H41/24D Alexander Dennis Enviro400 double deckers are now being delivered for the new contract on route 425 from Lea Interchange Garage [LI], commencing on 06/07/13. When the contract starts, the First operations will have transferred to Tower Transit, so these buses may never see service with First. It is understood that the buses delivered so far do not carry any operator decals.
DN33789 - SN13CGY - body no. D403/1 - delivered
DN33790 - SN13CGZ - body no. D403/2 - delivered
DN33791 - SN13CHC - body no. D403/3 - delivered
DN33792 - SN13CHD - body no. D403/4 - delivered
DN33793 - SN13CHF - body no. D403/5 - delivered
DN33794 - SN13CHG - body no. D403/6
DN33795 - SN13CHH - body no. D403/7
DN33796 - SN13CHJ - body no. D403/8
DN33797 - SN13CHK - body no. D403/9
DN33798 - SN13CHL - body no. D403/10
[Metroline] - Delivery continues for the new "New Bus for London" buses for route 24. The buses are being delivered to CELF and from there to Perivale East [PV] to be stored until required for service on 22/06/13. The four buses that have been registered with "LK13" plates are being used on driver training. It is estimated that around half of the batch have been delivered, but due to the security around these buses, there is not a correct list of exactly which ones have been delivered to Metroline.
LT9 - LTZ1009
LT10 - LK13FJE - body no. AG966 - chassis no: SA9DDRXXX12141010 - to be reregistered LTZ1010
LT11 - LK13FJJ - body no. AG967 - chassis no: SA9DDRXXX12141011 - to be reregistered LTZ1011
LT12 - LK13FJF - body no. AG968 - chassis no: SA9DDRXXX12141012 - to be reregistered LTZ1012
LT13 - LTZ1013
LT14 - LTZ1014
LT15 - LTZ1015
LT16 - LK13FJN - body no. AG972 - chassis no: SA9DDRXXX12141016 - to be reregistered LTZ1016
LT17 - LTZ1017
LT18 - LTZ1018
LT19 - LTZ1019
LT20 - LTZ1020
LT21 - LTZ1021
LT22 - LTZ1022 - body no. AH589
LT23 - LTZ1023
LT24 - LTZ1024
LT25 - LTZ1025 - body no. AH592 - chassis no: SA9DDRXXX13141025
LT26 - LTZ1026
LT27 - LTZ1027 - body no. AH594 - chassis no: SA9DDRXXX13141027
LT28 - LTZ1028
LT29 - LTZ1029
LT30 - LTZ1030
LT31 - LTZ1031
LT32 - LTZ1032
LT33 - LTZ1033
LT34 - LTZ1034
LT35 - LTZ1035
LT36 - LTZ1036
LT37 - LTZ1037
LT38 - LTZ1038
LT39 - LTZ1039
LT40 - LTZ1040
[Metroline] - All of the batch of 19 H37/24D Alexander Dennis E40H Enviro400 hybrid double deckers (TEH1449-TE1467) for route 189 at Cricklewood Garage [W] have been delivered, which are either still at CELF or stored at PV. UW 11900kgs. Entry into service is progressing slowly.
TEH1449 - LK13BGE - body no. C442/1 - CELF 31/5
TEH1450 - LK13BGF - body no. C442/2 - IN SERVICE
TEH1451 - LK13BGO - body no. C442/3 - IN SERVICE
TEH1452 - LK13BGU - body no. C442/4 - IN SERVICE
TEH1453 - LK13BGV - body no. C442/5 - IN SERVICE
TEH1454 - LK13BGX - body no. C442/6 - PV 31/5
TEH1455 - LK13BGY - body no. C442/7 - CELF 31/5
TEH1456 - LK13BGZ - body no. C442/8 - IN SERVICE
TEH1457 - LK13BHA - body no. C442/9 - PV 31/5
TEH1458 - LK13BHD - body no. C442/10 - IN SERVICE
TEH1459 - LK13BHE - body no. C442/11 - CELF 31/5
TEH1460 - LK13BHF - body no. C442/12 - IN SERVICE
TEH1461 - LK13BHJ - body no. C442/13 - IN SERVICE
TEH1462 - LK13BHL - body no. C442/14 - IN SERVICE
TEH1463 - LK13BHN - body no. C442/15 - IN SERVICE
TEH1464 - LK13BHO - body no. C442/16 - IN SERVICE
TEH1465 - LK13BHP - body no. C442/17 - IN SERVICE
TEH1466 - LK13BHU - body no. C442/18 - IN SERVICE
TEH1467 - LK13BHV - body no. C442/19 - PV 31/5
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