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London News 1/24/14

 
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:20 pm    Post subject: London News 1/24/14 Reply with quote

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From the London Yahoo Group.

BUS NEWS - Week 25/01/14

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.

Tender Awards - announced on 22/01/14

Route 395 - Re-awarded to Metroline, with 4 existing fleet single deckers. Contract commences on 06/09/14.

Route 661 - Re-awarded to London Central, with 1 existing fleet double decker. Contract commences on 04/10/14.

Route 669 - Re-awarded to London Central, with 2 existing fleet double deckers. Contract commences on 04/10/14.

Route 672 - Re-awarded to Stagecoach Selkent, with 2 existing fleet double deckers. Contract commences on 06/09/14.

Route H13 - Re-awarded to London Sovereign, with 5 existing fleet single deckers and 1 new single decker. Contract commences on 06/09/14.


Service Changes - 25/01/14
(excluding diversions for roadworks)

Route 4 [Metroline - HT] - New timetable to improve reliability.

Route 53 [Stagecoach Selkent - PD] - New timetable to improve punctuality at night.

Route 92 [Metroline - G] - New Monday to Friday and Saturday timetables to improve reliability.

Route 96 [Stagecoach Selkent - PD] - Contract retained by Stagecoach London with existing fleet double decker buses. New Alexander Dennis E40H Enviro400 double deckers are on order, with delivery starting in late February. New timetable to improve punctuality.

Route 117 [Abellio - TF] - New timetable to improve reliability using a bus from route 290 in the PM peak.

Route 122 [Stagecoach Selkent - PD] - Minor timetable alterations on Saturdays and Sundays.

Route 128 [Arriva - DX] - New timetable to improve reliability. PVR +1 to 14.

Route 134 [Metroline - HT] - New timetable to improve reliability. PVR +2 to 32.

Route 177 [Stagecoach Selkent - PD] - New Monday to Friday timetable to improve reliability during the morning peak.

Route 201 [London General - AL] - Temporary timetable withdrawn and previous timetable introduced following cessation of diversion in Herne Hill.

Route 229 [London Central - BX] - New timetable to improve reliability.

Route 290 [Abellio - TF] - New timetable to improve reliability. PVR +1 to 7.

Route 308 [Tower Transit - LI] - Re-routed from Leyton Road via Penny Brookes Street, Montfichet Road, Stratford City, Montfichet Road, International Way, Stratford International Station, Celebration Avenue, East Village and Temple Mills Lane [north] instead of Leyton Road, High Road Leyton and Ruckholt Road. Also extended from Clapton Park to Lea Bridge Roundabout via Chatsworth Road [north]. Frequency increased to every 12 minutes Monday to Saturday daytimes, 20 minutes evenings and Sundays. PVR +3 to 12.

Route 401 [London Central - BX] - New timetable to improve punctuality.

Route 422 London Central - BX] - New timetable to improve reliability.

Route 428 [Arriva - DT] - Contract retained by Arriva Kent Thameside with 8 existing fleet single deckers, including one 10.8m Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 from route 256. No change to the timetable.

Route 455 [Metrobus - BC] - New timetable to improve punctuality.

Route 472 [Stagecoach Selkent - PD] - Contract retained by Stagecoach London with existing fleet double decker buses. New Alexander Dennis E40H Enviro400 double deckers are on order, with delivery expected in March & April. New timetable to improve reliability.

Route 601 [Stagecoach Selkent - PD] - Contract retained by Stagecoach London with 4 existing fleet double deckers.

Route 602 [Stagecoach Selkent - PD] - Contract retained by Stagecoach London with 2 existing fleet double deckers.

Route 625 [London Central - BX] - New timetable to improve punctuality.

Route B11 [London Central - BX] - New timetable to improve punctuality.

Route B15 [ ] - Contract retained by Arriva Kent Thameside with six 10.8m Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 single deckers from route 256. No change to the timetable.

Route H28 [Abellio - WS] - New timetable to improve punctuality.

Route N21 [London Central - BX & NX] - New timetable to improve punctuality.

Route N89 [London Central - BX] - New timetable to improve punctuality.


Existing Diversions due to complete on 26/01/14
(Please note that these plans and times may be subject to change)

Route 3 [Abellio - QB] - Owing to railway works in Croxted Road, temporarily diverted in both directions via Thurlow Park Road, Gallery Road, Burbage Road and Half Moon Lane.

Route 181 [Metrobus - MB] - Owing to road works in Hither Green Lane, temporarily diverted towards Lewisham from Torridon Road via Brownhill Road, Plassy Road, Sangley Road, Rushey Green and Lewisham High Street, returning via Lewisham High Street, Rushey Green and Brownhill Road.

Route 201 [London General - AL] - Owing to railway works in Croxted Road, temporarily diverted towards Herne Hill via Turney Road, Dulwich Village, Village Way and Half Moon Lane, returning via Half Moon Lane, Burbage road and Turney Road.

Route 225 [London Central - AL] - Owing to road works in Hither Green Lane, temporarily diverted towards Canada Water via Torridon Road, Brownhill Road, Plassy Road, Sangley Road, Rushey Green and Lewisham High Street, returning via Lewisham High Street, Rushey Green, Brownhill Road, Torridon Road and Hither Green Lane to Duncrievie Road.

Route N3 [Abellio - QB] - Owing to railway works in Croxted Road, temporarily diverted in both directions via Thurlow Park Road, Gallery Road, Burbage Road and Half Moon Lane.


Existing Diversions due to complete on 27/01/14
(Please note that these plans and times may be subject to change)

Route P4 [Stagecoach Selkent - TL] - Owing to a burst water main in Honor Oak Park, temporarily diverted in both directions via Brockley Rise, Stanstead Road, Sunderland Road, Waldram Park Road, Waldram Crescent, Devonshire Road and London Road.

Route P12 [London Central - PM] - Owing to a burst water main in Honor Oak Park, temporarily diverted in both directions via Brockley Rise, Stanstead Road, Sunderland Road, Waldram Park Road, Waldram Crescent, Devonshire Road, London Road and Honor Oak Road.

TfL Area Publications

A new slimline leaflet, “Going to Heathrow?” dated January 2014.

Continuing Your Journey from Camden Town - TFL26707.09.13
Reprinted but retains the same order number as before.
Front cover has a revised TfL Logo with, “Every Journey Matters”.

Continuing Your Journey from Old Street - TFL27095.09.13
Route 205 correctly denoted as a daytime route only.
Route N205 is omitted.
The map in the centre of the leaflet now shows the station exit numbers around the Old Street roundabout.
Footer on page-4 changed with travel information number now as 0343-222-1234.

Continuing Your Journey from South Kensington - TFL27102.09.13
The stopping points for route 430 revised from R & S to D & H
Footer on page-4 changed with travel information number now as 0343-222-1234.


New Buses

[Arriva London South] - Delivery continues for 21 10.5m Volvo B5L Hybrid double deckers with Wrightbus Gemini 2 bodywork. These buses will be allocated to Brixton Garage [BN] and may start to phase into service(?).

HV132 - LT63UHR - delivered
HV133 - LT63UJO - delivered
HV134 - LT63UJP - delivered
HV135 - LT63UJR - delivered
HV136 - LT63UJS - delivered
HV137 - LT63UJU - delivered
HV138 - LT63UJV - delivered
HV139 - LT63UJW - delivered
HV140 - LT63UJX - delivered
HV141 - LT63UJY
HV142 - LT63UJZ - delivered
HV143 - LT63UJD - delivered
HV144 - LT63UJE
HV145 - LT63UJF
HV146 - LT63UJG
HV147 - LT63UJH
HV148 - LT63UJJ
HV149 - LT63UJK
HV150 - LT63UJL
HV151 - LT63UJM
HV152 - LT63UJN


[First Berkshire] - Five new Volvo 7900H hybrid single deckers have been delivered for the “7 Series” routes at Slough Garage [SL]. VSH69930 & VSH69933 are in service and the remainder are expected to be in service soon.

VSH69930 - BJ63VHZ ® 12/13, chassis no: YV3T1R924E1164745 - IN SERVICE
VSH69931 - BJ63UJV
VSH69932 - BJ63UJW
VSH69933 - BJ63VJX ® 12/13, chassis no: YV3T1R92XE1164748 - IN SERVICE
VSH69934 - BJ63UJZ


[London United] - Delivery continues for twenty eight new H40/22T ‘New Bus for London’ buses for the conversion of route 148 at Shepherds Bush Garage [S] on 15/02/14. Most of those delivered are in store, but some have been delivered to Shepherds Bush Garage for crew training. UW 12230kgs. Those noted as ‘delivered’ have been reported from weekend arrivals at Heysham. It is quite possible that LT122, LT123, LT124, LT139 & LT140 have also been delivered on midweek arrivals.

LT120 - LTZ1120 - delivered
LT121 - LTZ1121 - Driver Trainer at Shepherds Bush [S].
LT122 - LTZ1122
LT123 - LTZ1123
LT124 - LTZ1124
LT125 - LTZ1125 - delivered
LT126 - LTZ1126 - delivered
LT127 - LTZ1127 - delivered
LT128 - LTZ1128
LT129 - LTZ1129
LT130 - LTZ1130
LT131 - LTZ1131
LT132 - LTZ1132
LT133 - LTZ1133
LT134 - LTZ1134 - Driver Trainer at Shepherds Bush [S].
LT135 - LTZ1135 - Driver Trainer at Shepherds Bush [S].
LT136 - LTZ1136 - delivered
LT137 - LTZ1137 - delivered
LT138 - LTZ1138 - delivered
LT139 - LTZ1139
LT140 - LTZ1140
LT141 - LTZ1141 - delivered
LT142 - LTZ1142 - delivered
LT143 - LTZ1143 - delivered
LT144 - LTZ1144
LT145 - LTZ1145
LT146 - LTZ1146
LT147 - LTZ1147


[London United] - A special silver ‘New Routemaster’ (NBFL) has been delivered this week in commemoration of, “2014 - The Year of the Bus”. It is not yet known whether this bus will be allocated to route 9 from Stamford Brook Garage [V] or route 148 from Shepherds Bush Garage [S].



LT150 - LTZ1150 - delivered


Source details from:
Bus News reporting team
LOTS
www.londonbusroutes.net

Ian

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