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London News 8/2/13

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:55 pm    Post subject: London News 8/2/13 Reply with quote

From the London Yahoo Group

BUS NEWS - Week 03/08/13

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.

Updated Information

[Arriva London]
HV105 - LJ13FCC - now in service on route 29 from Wood Green Garage [WN].
HV113 - LJ13FBF - now in service on route 29 from Wood Green Garage [WN].
HV117 - LJ13FBN - now in service on route 29 from Wood Green Garage [WN].
HV120 - LJ13FBV - now in service on route 29 from Wood Green Garage [WN].
HV121 - LJ13FBX - now in service on route 29 from Wood Green Garage [WN].

[Arriva the Shires]
3812 - LJ58AVV - now in service on TfL routes from Garston Garage [GR].
3813 - LJ58AVX - now in service on TfL routes from Garston Garage [GR].

New TfL Area Publications:

'Your Guide to Buses from London Bridge' - TFL26236.06.13.
'Your Guide to Buses from Vauxhall' - TFL26395.06.13
Both these guides are now available from the respective bus stations.

"When you fly across London it's this amazing" - A new leaflet slimline folded leaflet for the Emirates Airline, with updated operational hours up to 31/03/14.

A new slimline card for "Katherina Fritsch - Hahn/Cock Fourth Plinth at Traflgar Square from 25 July, featuring the foot of a cockerel in blue. The Fourth Plinth sculpture by Katharina Fritsch, who is one of Germany's leading contemporary artists, has been commissioned by the Mayor as part of the Fourth Plinth programme. Hahn/Cock is a 4.72m high rendition of a domestic farmyard cockerel saturated in intense ultramarine blue, symbolising regeneration and strength and will be on display for 18 months.

Both these leaflets are available at Underground stations.

Service Changes - 03/08/13
(excluding diversions for roadworks)

Route 352 [Metrobus - MB] - New timetable to improve punctuality.

Route 428 [Arriva - DT] - Temporary Monday to Friday timetable withdrawn following completion of road works in Dartford, and previous timetable re-introduced.

Route 492 [Arriva - DT] - Revised temporary Monday to Friday timetable following completion of road works in Dartford (measures related to Bexleyheath remain in place).

Route W5 [CT Plus - HK] - New timetable to improve punctuality.

New Buses

[Arriva London] - Forty eight new H39/21D Volvo B5LH Wrightbus Gemini hybrid double deckers (HV84-HV131) have been delivered for route 29 at Wood Green Garage [WN], and are now all in service, except HV106 which sustained serious fire damage in Ireland and is being rebuilt. UW 11991kgs.

HV105 - LJ13FCC - body no. AH314 - IN SERVICE
HV106 - LJ13FCD - FIRE VICTIM at Wrightbus
HV107 - LJ13FCE - body no. AH316 - IN SERVICE
HV108 - LJ13FCF - body no. AH317 - IN SERVICE
HV109 - LJ13FCG - body no. AH318 - IN SERVICE
HV110 - LJ13FCL - body no. AH319 - IN SERVICE
HV111 - LJ13FCM - body no. AH320 - IN SERVICE
HV112 - LJ13FBE - body no. AH321 - IN SERVICE
HV113 - LJ13FBF - body no. AH322 - IN SERVICE
HV114 - LJ13FBG - body no. AH323 - IN SERVICE
HV115 - LJ13FBK - body no. AH324 - IN SERVICE
HV116 - LJ13FBL - body no. AH325 - IN SERVICE
HV117 - LJ13FBN - body no. AH326 - IN SERVICE
HV118 - LJ13FBO - body no. AH327 - IN SERVICE
HV119 - LJ13FBU - body no. AH328 - IN SERVICE
HV120 - LJ13FBV - body no. AH329 - IN SERVICE
HV121 - LJ13FBX - body no. AH330 - IN SERVICE

[Arriva the Shires] - Arriva the Shires are receiving 7 refurbished 10.2m B29D Enviro 200s (UW 7580kgs) for the TfL routes operating from Garston Garage [GR], made surplus from route 491at Enfield Garage. They have returned from Hants & Dorset Trim following a complete interior and exterior refurbishment and are at Garston Garage being prepared for service, including the fitting of new white blinds. The refurbished buses are intended for the new contract on routes H18/H19 and will also increase the pvr by 2 on 31/08/13.

3811 - LJ58AVU - body no. 8200/2, ex Arriva London ENL11 - IN SERVICE
3812 - LJ58AVV - body no. 8200/3, ex Arriva London ENL12 - IN SERVICE
3813 - LJ58AVX - body no. 8200/4, ex Arriva London ENL13 - IN SERVICE
3814 - LJ58AVY - body no. 8200/5, ex Arriva London ENL14
3815 - LJ58AVZ - body no. 8200/6, ex Arriva London ENL15
3816 - LJ58AWA - body no. 8200/7, ex Arriva London ENL16
3817 - LJ58AWC - body no. 8200/8, ex Arriva London ENL17

[London Sovereign] - Delivery continues for 23 new B39/21D Volvo B5LH Wrightbus Eclipse Gemini 2 HEV hybrid double deckers for the new contract on route 13 commencing on 31/08/13 (UW 11881kgs). Some of these buses will be used for crew training and the remainder will be held in secure store until required.


VH1 - BD13OHU - body no. AJ386, chassis no. YV3T1R929DA161998
VH2 - BD13OHV - body no. AJ387, chassis no. YV3T1R927DA161997
VH3 - BD13OHW - body no. AJ388, chassis no. YV3T1R928DA162060
VH4 - BD13OHX - body no. AJ389, chassis no. YV3T1R923DA162063
VH5 - BD13OHY - body no. AJ390, chassis no. YV3T1R921DA162062
VH6 - BD13OHZ - body no. AJ391, chassis no. YV3T1R92XDA162061
VH7 - BD13OJA - body no. AJ392, chassis no. YV3T1R922DA162118
VH8 - BD13OJB - body no. AJ393, chassis no. YV3T1R927DA162115
VH9 - BD13OJC - body no. AJ394, chassis no. YV3T1R920DA162117
VH10 - BD13OJE - body no. AJ395, chassis no. YV3T1R929DA162116
VH11 - BD13OHJ - body no. AJ396, chassis no. YV3T1R920DA162232
VH12 - BT13YWK - body no. AJ397, chassis no. YV3T1R921DA162241
VH13 - BT13YWL - body no. AJ398, chassis no. YV3T1R923DA162242
VH14 - BT13YWN - body no. AJ399, chassis no. YV3T1R927DA162275
VH15 - BT13YWJ - body no. AJ400, chassis no. YV3T1R92XDA162240
VH16 - BT13YWM - body no. AJ401, chassis no. YV3T1R925DA162274
VH17 - BT13YWP - body no. AJ402, chassis no. YV3T1R929DA162469
VH18 - BT13YWO - body no. AJ403, chassis no. YV3T1R927DA162468
VH19 - BT13YWR - body no. AJ404, chassis no. YV3T1R925DA162470
VH20 - BT13YWS - body no. AJ405, chassis no. YV3T1R927DA162471
VH21 - BT13YWW - body no. AJ406, chassis no. YV3T1R92XDA162481
VH22 - BT13YWU - body no. AJ407, chassis no. YV3T1R921DA162479
VH23 - BT13YWV - body no. AJ408, chassis no. YV3T1R928DA162480

[Quality Line]
An experimental Euro 6 short 10.5m Mercedes Citaro K demonstrator has started route trials. It has been in service for a few days, but seems only to stay out for 1-3 hours at a time.


[Stagecoach East London] - Twenty five new B31D Alexander Dennis 10.8m E20D Enviro200 single deckers (UW 7782kgs) have all now been delivered for the new contracts on routes 165 & 256 from Rainham Garage [RM] commencing on 28/09/13. The buses will held in secure store until they are required

36556 - LX13CYY - body no. D219/1
36557 - LX13CYZ - body no. D219/2
36558 - LX13CZA - body no. D219/3
36559 - LX13CZB - body no. D219/4
36560 - LX13CZC - body no. D219/5
36561 - LX13CZD - body no. D219/6
36562 - LX13CZE - body no. D219/7
36563 - LX13CZF - body no. D219/8
36564 - LX13CZG - body no. D219/9
36565 - LX13CZH - body no. D219/10
36566 - LX13CZJ - body no. D219/11
36567 - LX13CZK - body no. D219/12
36568 - LX13CZL - body no. D219/13
36569 - LX13CZM - body no. D219/14
36570 - LX13CZN - body no. D219/15
36571 - LX13CZO - body no. D219/16
36572 - LX13CZP - body no. D219/17
36573 - LX13CZR - body no. D219/18
36574 - LX13CZS - body no. D219/19
36575 - LX13CZT - body no. D219/20
36576 - LX13CZU - body no. D219/21
36577 - LX13CZV - body no. D219/22
36578 - LX13CZW - body no. D219/23
36579 - LX13CZY - body no. D219/24
36580 - LX13CZZ - body no. D219/25

[Tower Transit] - Delivery of WSH62997 is still awaited.

WSH62997 - delivery awaited

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Ian - always appreciate the updates on what is happening 'across the pond'. Smile

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