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London News 8/16/13

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:58 pm    Post subject: London News 8/16/13 Reply with quote

From the London Yahoo Group

BUS NEWS - Week 17/08/13

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 the Shires]
3815 - LJ58AVZ - now in service on TfL routes from Garston Garage [GR].

New TfL Area Publications:

'Continuing Your Journey from Notting Hill Gate' - TFL26332.05.13.

Service Changes - 17/08/13
(excluding diversions for roadworks)

Route 94 [London United - S] - Temporary timetable withdrawn and previous timetable re-introduced with Monday to Saturday daytime service restored to every 5 minutes.

Route 328 [Tower Transit - AS] - Temporary timetable withdrawn and previous timetable re-introduced with Monday to Saturday daytime service restored to every 6-7 minutes.

New Buses

[Arriva London] - Delivery is still awaited for HV106 from the batch Forty eight new H39/21D Volvo B5LH Wrightbus Gemini hybrid double deckers (HV84-HV131) delivered for route 29 at Wood Green Garage [WN]. HV106 sustained serious fire damage in Ireland and is being rebuilt. All the remaining buses in this batch are 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 - IN SERVICE
3816 - LJ58AWA - body no. 8200/7, ex Arriva London ENL16
3817 - LJ58AWC - body no. 8200/8, ex Arriva London ENL17 - IN SERVICE

[Go Ahead London] - The two experimental BYD electric single decker buses from China have arrived. The first one has been seen at Hants & Dorset Trim at Eastleigh for service preparation. It is scheduled to operate on routes 507 & 521, but may be some time before it is seen in service.

[Go Ahead London] - The first of `New Bus for London' double deckers for route 11 have arrived at Stockwell Garage [SW] for driver training. Only four have been delivered so far for route 11, which is due to convert (or commence a phased conversion) on 21/09/13:

LT41 - LTZ1041
LT54 - LTZ1054
LT56 - LTZ1056
LT57 - LTZ1057

[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. So far, 19 of these buses have been noted on delivery.

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

[Metrobus] - Four new Alexander Dennis B25F E20D Enviro 200 single deckers are due for the new contract on route 434 at Croydon Garage [C], commencing on 31/08/13.

189 - YY13VKO
190 - YY13VKP
191 - YY13VKR
192 - YY13VKS

[Stagecoach London] - The next batch of Alexander Dennis E40D Enviro400 double deckers has started to be delivered and are passing through ADL Harlow before being delivered to Rainham Garage for preparation. Seven are for routes 252 & 365 at Rainham Garage [RM] and a further 12 for route 179 at Leyton Garage [T], all commencing on 19/10/13. It is possible that the first one will be allocated to Bromley Garage [TB] for route 208, but this has yet to be confirmed. Noted so far are:

10164 - SN63JVM - body no. D414/1
10165 - SN63JVO - body no. D414/2
10166 - SN63JVP - body no. D414/3

[Stagecoach East London] - Twenty five new B31D Alexander Dennis 10.8m E20D Enviro200 single deckers - 36556-36580 (UW 7782kgs) for the new contracts on routes 165 & 256 from Rainham Garage [RM] commencing on 28/09/13 have been delivered and are all being held in secure store until they are required. None of the allocated LX13 registrations show as being registered, so it is quite possible that these buses will be registered with `63' plates after September 1st. Body numbers D219/1-25.

[Tower Transit] - Delivery is still awaited for WSH62997, the last of 3 B34D 11.9m Wrightbus Pulsar `H' Hydrogen Hybrid single deckers (WSH62996-WSH62998).

Source details from:
Bus News reporting team


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