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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 3:31 pm    Post subject: London News 12/6/13 Reply with quote

BUS NEWS - Week 07/12/13

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

[Stagecoach Selkent] - The new 10.2m H41/24D Alexander Dennis E40D Enviro400 double deckers allocated to Bromley Garage [TB] for the new contract on route 261 commencing on 30/11/13 are all now in service. Some of the new buses went out in service prior to the contract date on routes 61, 636, 638 & 664.

10184 - SN63NBD ® 9/13, chassis no: SFD1DTBRFDGXB7474, body no: D417/1 - in service since 18/11/13.
10185 - SN63NBE ® 9/13, chassis no: SFD1DTBRFDGXB7469, body no: D417/2 - in service since 25/11/13.
10186 - SN63NBF ® 9/13, chassis no: SFD1DTBRFDGXB7470, body no: D417/3 - in service since 25/11/13.
10187 - SN63NBG ® 9/13, chassis no: SFD1DTBRFDGXB7471, body no: D417/4 - in service since 25/11/13.
10188 - SN63NBJ ® 9/13, chassis no: SFD1DTBRFDGXB7472, body no: D417/5 - in service since 20/11/13.
10189 - SN63NBK ® 9/13, chassis no: SFD1DTBRFDGXB7481, body no: D417/6 - in service since 18/11/13.
10190 - SN63NBL ® 9/13, chassis no: SFD1DTBRFDGXB7475, body no: D417/7 - in service since 25/11/13.
10191 - SN63NBM ® 9/13, chassis no: SFD1DTBRFDGXB7482, body no: D417/8 - in service since 02/12/13.
10192 - SN63NBO ® 10/13, chassis no: SFD1DTBRFDGXB7483, body no: D417/9 - in service since 02/12/13.
10193 - SN63NBX ® 10/13, chassis no: SFD1DTBRFDGXB7492, body no: D417/10 - in service since 29/11/13.
10194 - SN63NBY ® 10/13, chassis no: SFD1DTBRFDGXB7493, body no: D417/11 - in service since 18/11/13.
10195 - SN63NBZ ® 10/13, chassis no: SFD1DTBRFDGXB7494, body no: D417/12 - in service since 22/11/13.


Service Changes - 07/12/13
(excluding diversions for roadworks)

Route 51 [Stagecoach Selkent - PD] - Contract retained by Stagecoach London with 19 exiting fleet double deckers and 1 new double decker, plus one bus from route 672. New timetable to improve punctuality. The new bus has been out in service on Plumstead Garage routes since 28/10/13.

New Bus
10196 - SN63NCA ® 10/13, chassis no: SFD1DTBRFDGXB7499, body no: D417/13 - in service since 28/10/13.

Route 107 [Metroline - EW] - Evening service re-timed to operate 5 minute later in both directions, to improve connections with the trains.

Route 157 [Abellio - BC] - New timetable to improve reliability. PVR +1 to 17.

Route 198 [Arriva - TH] - New timetable to improve reliability.

Route 235 [Abellio - TF] - Withdrawn from Brentford County Court and re-routed via Brentford High Street and Ealing Road to Great West Quarter [West Road]. PVR +1 to 20.

Route 264 [Arriva - TC] - New Monday to Friday timetable to improve reliability. PVR +1 to 14, plus buses from route 612.

Route 267 [London United - FW] - New timetable incorporating daily evening service increased from every 20 minutes to every 15 minutes.

Route 292 [London Sovereign - BT] - Contract retained by London Sovereign with 9 existing refurbished fleet double deckers, made surplus from by the new hybrid buses introduced on route 13 back in August. New timetable to improve punctuality.

Route 322 [Abellio - BC] - New timetable to improve punctuality.

Route 390 [Metroline - HT] - Converted to the new 11.3m H40/22T New Bus for London (NBfL) operation. Most of these buses have been out on routes 24 & N24 this week on pre-service trials. UW 12220kgs.

New Buses
LT95 - LTZ1095 ® 11/13, chassis no: SA9DDRXXX13141104, body no: AJ037
LT96 - LTZ1096 ® 11/13, chassis no: SA9DDRXXX13141105, body no: AJ038 - in service since 06/12/13
LT97 - LTZ1097 ® 11/13, chassis no: SA9DDRXXX13141106, body no: AJ039 - in service since 06/12/13
LT98 - LTZ1098 ® 11/13, chassis no: SA9DDRXXX13141107, body no: AJ040 - in service since 03/12/13
LT99 - LTZ1099 ® 11/13, chassis no: SA9DDRXXX13141108, body no: AJ041 - in service since 03/12/13
LT100 - LTZ1100 ® 11/13, chassis no: SA9DDRXXX13141124, body no: AJ481 - in service since 03/12/13
LT101 - LTZ1101 ® 11/13, chassis no: SA9DDRXXX13141125, body no: AJ482 - in service since 03/12/13
LT102 - LTZ1102 ® 11/13, chassis no: SA9DDRXXX13141126, body no: AJ483
LT103 - LTZ1103 ® 11/13, chassis no: SA9DDRXXX13141127, body no: AJ484 - in service since 03/12/13
LT104 - LTZ1104 ® 11/13, chassis no: SA9DDRXXX13141128, body no: AJ485 - in service since 03/12/13
LT105 - LTZ1105 ® 11/13, chassis no: SA9DDRXXX13141129, body no: AJ486 - in service since 06/12/13
LT106 - LTZ1106 ® 11/13, chassis no: SA9DDRXXX13141090, body no: AJ023 - in service since 03/12/13
LT107 - LTZ1107 ® 11/13, chassis no: SA9DDRXXX13141091, body no: AJ024 - in service since 06/12/13
LT108 - LTZ1108 ® 11/13, chassis no: SA9DDRXXX13141092, body no: AJ025 - in service since 06/12/13
LT109 - LTZ1109 ® 11/13, chassis no: SA9DDRXXX13141093, body no: AJ026 - in service since 03/12/13
LT110 - LTZ1110 ® 11/13, chassis no: SA9DDRXXX13141094, body no: AJ027 - in service since 03/12/13
LT111 - LTZ1111 ® 11/13, chassis no: SA9DDRXXX13141095, body no: AJ028 - in service since 05/12/13
LT112 - LTZ1112 ® 11/13, chassis no: SA9DDRXXX13141109, body no: AJ466 - in service since 05/12/13
LT113 - LTZ1113 ® 11/13, chassis no: SA9DDRXXX13141110, body no: AJ467 - in service since 06/12/13
LT114 - LTZ1114 ® 11/13, chassis no: SA9DDRXXX13141111, body no: AJ468 - in service since 05/12/13
LT115 - LTZ1115 ® 11/13, chassis no: SA9DDRXXX13141112, body no: AJ469 - in service since 04/12/13
LT116 - LTZ1116 ® 11/13, chassis no: SA9DDRXXX13141113, body no: AJ470 - in service since 05/12/13
LT117 - LTZ1117 ® 11/13, chassis no: SA9DDRXXX13141130, body no: AJ487 - in service since 05/12/13

Route 605 [London Sovereign - BT] - Totteridge journeys will run a few minutes later in both directions, to better align with school times.

Route 965 [London United - TV] - Re-routed between Tolworth and Kingston via the 406 route, instead of King Charles Road and Portland Road areas. Afternoon journey revised to run 1 hour earlier.

Route R5 [Stagecoach Selkent - TB] - Contract awarded to Stagecoach London (from Metrobus) with 1 new 8.9m B25F Alexander Dennis E20D Enviro200 single decker shared with route R10, on the R7 contract, operated from Bromley Garage. Service reduced from about every 2 hours to every 2.5 hours to improve reliability.

Route R7 [Stagecoach Selkent - TB] - Contract awarded to Stagecoach London (from Metrobus) with 1 new 8.9m B25F Alexander Dennis E20D Enviro200 single decker, operated from Bromley Garage. New timetable. These buses have all been out in service recently on routes 246 & 314.

New Buses
36581 - YX63LGA ® 10/13, chassis no: SFD1H7AR6DGY13979, body no: D227/1 - in service since 25/11/13.
36582 - YX63LGC ® 10/13, chassis no: SFD1H7AR6DGY13980, body no: D227/2 - in service since 27/11/13.
36583 - YX63LGD ® 10/13, chassis no: SFD1H7AR6DGY13993, body no: D227/3 - in service since 27/11/13.

Route R8 [Metrobus - MB] - New timetable to improve punctuality.

Route R10 [Stagecoach Selkent - TB] - Contract awarded to Stagecoach London (from Metrobus) with 1 new 8.9m B25F Alexander Dennis E20D Enviro200 single decker shared with route R5, on the R7 contract, operated from Bromley Garage. Service reduced from about every 2 hours to every 2.5 hours to improve reliability.

[Go Ahead - Oxford] - Five new Volvo B11R (tri-axle) Plaxton Elite Interdeck C62/3Ft coaches commenced service on 05/12/13 on PIXC Buster journeys (Passengers In eXcess of Capacity) on routes OXF-LGW (Oxford-Gatwick), OXF-LHR (Oxford-Heathrow) and X90 (Oxford-Victoria), where the current coaches on peak journeys are inadequate for demand. The larger coaches offer 21 extra seats, compared to the C44Ft coaches currently on these services.

New Coaches
61 - GB63OXF ® 11/13, chassis no: YV3T2S821EA164448, body no: DI04/01
62 - GO63OXF ® 11/13, chassis no: YV3T2S821EA164451, body no: DI04/02
63 - TO63OXF ® 11/13, chassis no: YV3T2S823EA164483, body no: DI04/03
64 - UK63OXF ® 11/13, chassis no: YV3T2S829EA164486, body no: DI04/04
65 - XS63OXF ® 11/13, chassis no: YV3T2S82XEA164500, body no: DI04/05


Existing Diversions due to complete on 13/12/13
(Please note that these plans and times may be subject to change)

Route B13 [Arriva - DT] - Owing to road works in Mount Road, temporarily diverted on Mondays to Fridays between 08:00 and 17:00 in both directions via Blendon Road, Bridgen Road and Arbuthnot Lane, instead of Danson Underpass, Danson Road, Sandhurst Road, Brook Lane, Alers Road, Mount Road and Upton Road.


TfL Area Publications

“London Underground Tube Guide (including Chiltern Railways)” from Sunday 8th December 2013 - a 28 page slimline timetable booklet for Metropolitan Line services to Amersham and Chesham.

“London Underground Tube Guide” from Sunday 8th December 2013 - a 16 page slimline timetable booklet for Metropolitan Line services to Watford.


New Buses

[Arriva London South] - Delivery is expected soon for 21 10.5m Volvo B5L Hybrid double deckers with Wrightbus Gemini 2 bodywork. These buses will be allocated to Brixton Garage [BN]. Please note that none of these are in service yet.

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


[Arriva the Shires - MK Metro] - Eight new electric 9.6m Wrightbus E-Tric wheel-forward B37F StreetLite WFEV single deck buses are being delivered to work on route 7 from Wolverton to Bletchley. At present, they are scheduled to start service in January, but this will be dependent on adjusting road humps along the route to avoid grounding. Drivers will be trained on how to recharge at each end of the route and how to maximise the battery’s performance.

5001 - KP63TDU ® 11/13, body no: AH533, chassis no: SA9DSRXXX13141194
5002 - KP63TDV ® 11/13, body no: AH534, chassis no: SA9DSRXXX13141195
5003 - KP63TDX ® 11/13, body no: AH535, chassis no: SA9DSRXXX13141196
5004 - KP63TDZ ® 11/13, body no: AH536, chassis no: SA9DSRXXX13141197
5005 - KP63TEJ ® 11/13, body no: AH537, chassis no: SA9DSRXXX13141198
5006 - KP63TEO ® 11/13, body no: AH538, chassis no: SA9DSRXXX13141199
5007 - KP63TEU ® 11/13, body no: AH539, chassis no: SA9DSRXXX13141200
5008 - KP63TEV ® 11/13, body no: AH540, chassis no: SA9DSRXXX13141201


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

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