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London News 12/21/13

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:01 pm    Post subject: London News 12/21/13 Reply with quote

From the Yahoo London Group
BUS NEWS - Week 21/12/13

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.

Tender Awards - announced on 19th December 2013

Routes 8/N8 - Retained by Stagecoach East London, with 30 new HYBRID New Bus for London Routemasters (pvr - no change). Contract commences on 28/06/14.

Route 100 - Awarded to London General (from Abellio), with 17 new HYBRID single deckers (pvr -1). Contract commences on 20/09/14.

Route 640 - Awarded to Metroline (from Arriva the Shires), with 2 existing conventional diesel fleet double deckers. Contract commences on 06/09/14.

Service Changes - 21/12/13
(excluding diversions for roadworks)

Route 8 [Stagecoach East London - BW] - Restored to serve Bow Church.

Route 99 [Stagecoach Selkent - PD] - Temporary timetable withdrawn and previous timetable re-introduced with Monday to Saturday daytime service restored to every 12 minutes.

Route 229 [London Central - BX] - Temporary timetable withdrawn and previous timetable re-introduced. PVR changed back -1 to 17.

Route B12 [Arriva - DT] - Temporary timetable withdrawn. Previous timetable re-introduced, except that the 11:12 journey from Erith on Sundays is amended to serve the Joydens Wood loop in the opposite direction to match Mondays to Saturdays. PVR changed back -1 to 6.

Route B15 [Arriva - DT] - New timetable to improve punctuality.

Route N8 [Stagecoach East London - BW] - Temporary timetable withdrawn and normal timetable introduced, with all journeys running to or from Oxford Circus.

Existing Diversions due to complete on 21/12/13
(Please note that these plans and times may be subject to change)

Route 182 [Metroline - HD] - Owing to road works in Uxbridge Road, temporarily curtailed to the junction with Birch Park.

Existing Diversions due to complete on 22/12/13
(Please note that these plans and times may be subject to change)

Route 36 [London Central - NX] - Owing to road works in Porchester Road, temporarily diverted towards Queens Park via Westbourne Terrace, Westbourne Bridge and Harrow Road instead of Bishop's Bridge Road and Porchester Road.

New Diversions due to commence on 22/12/13
(Please note that these plans and times may be subject to change)

Route 284 [Metrobus - MB] - Owing to railway works in Ravensbourne Park, temporarily diverted in both directions via Catford Road, Stanstead Road, Brockley Rise, Stondon Park, Brockley Road, Brockley Grove and Chudleigh Road.

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

[First Berkshire] - Five new Volvo 7900H hybrid single deckers have been delivered for the “7 Series” routes at Slough Garage [SL]. Entry into service will depend on when PDI checks at the Volvo (Hayes) dealership have been completed and their branding has been applied.

VSH69930 - BJ63UHZ
VSH69931 - BJ63UJV
VSH69932 - BJ63UJW
VSH69933 - BJ63UJX
VSH69934 - BJ63UJZ

[Go Ahead London] - LT118 commenced service on 17/12/13 from around 18:00 until Midnight. LT118 was then used midweek in the Rochdale area to transport guests to and from the funeral of Vince McKenna, owner of McKenna and Mobitec blinds. The main destination blind showed "Vinny" with a photo of Vince in the "number box". LT118 also visited Stagecoach Hyde Road and Middleton Bus Station.
Photo's at:

LT119 has yet to enter service. The two additional buses allocated to route 11 are for a forthcoming pvr increase, due to a diversion for CrossRail works and to replace LT62, which was seriously damaged in an accident on 22/09/13.

LT118 - LTZ1118
LT119 - LTZ1119

[Go Ahead London] - The two BYD K9E B21D electric single deckers were delivered to Waterloo Garage [RA] this week. UW 14000kgs. EB1 entered service on 20/12/13. These buses will not run at weekends, but can be seen at the charging points at the front of Waterloo Garage, which is closed at weekends.

EB1 - LC63CYA ® 11/13, chassis no: LC06S24R5D0000029
EB2 - LC63CXY ® 11/13, chassis no: LC06S24R1D0000030

[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. They are scheduled to start in service some time in January.

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

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