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London News 1/18/14

 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:29 pm    Post subject: London News 1/18/14 Reply with quote

From the Yahoo London Group

BUS NEWS - Week 18/01/14

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.


Service Changes - 18/01/14
(excluding diversions for roadworks)

Route 114 [London Sovereign - BT] - New timetable incorporating late evening service reduced from every 12 minutes to every 15 minutes and later journeys from Mill Hill.

Route 183 [London Sovereign - BT] - Frequency increased from every 10 minutes to every 8 minutes Monday to Saturday daytimes, from every 15 minutes to every 12 minutes evenings and Sundays. Late journeys added from Golders Green. PVR +4 to 22, using Volvo B7TL President buses from route 292, that have been recently displaced by ex-route 13 Scanias.

Route 228 [Metroline - WJ] - Contract retained by Metroline with 13 existing fleet single deckers. Monday to Friday peak hour service increased from every 12-13 minutes to every 12 minutes to match shopping hours. New timetable to improve reliability.

Route W4 [Go Ahead - NP] - New timetable to improve reliability. PVR +1 to 12.

Route 662 [London United - TV] - NEW SCHOOL ROUTE: Surbiton to Holy Cross School via route 281 to Tolworth then route 665. One return journey on school days. Operated by London United from Tolworth Garage [TV] with one Trident/ALX400 double decker from route 665 contract.

Route 665 [London United - TV] - Withdrawn between Surbiton and Berrylands Road and reduced to one journey in each direction - see route 662. PVR -1 to 1.

[Arriva the Shires - MK Metro] - Eight new electric 9.6m Wrightbus E-Tric wheel-forward B37F StreetLite WFEV single deck buses will operate on route 7 from Wolverton to Bletchley from 19th January. Initially, only three will be in service and the remainder will phase into service when they are delivered, which is expected to be within a week or so.

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


New diversions due to commence on 19/01/14
(Please note that these plans and times may be subject to change)

Route 106 [Arriva - AE] - Owing to road works in Northwold Road, temporarily diverted towards Whitechapel via Fountayne Road, Cazenove Road and Upper Clapton Road.


Existing Diversions due to complete on 22/01/14
(Please note that these plans and times may be subject to change)

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 225 [London Central - NX] - 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.


Existing Diversions due to complete on 24/01/14
(Please note that these plans and times may be subject to change)

Route EL1 [Blue Triangle - BE] - Owing to road works in Ripple Road, temporarily diverted in both directions via St. Paul's Road, Broadway, North Street, London Road, Linton Road and Cambridge Road.

Route EL2 [Blue Triangle - BE] - Owing to road works in Ripple Road, temporarily diverted in both directions via St. Paul's Road, Broadway, North Street, London Road, Linton Road and Cambridge Road.


TfL Area Publications

“Caution! Watch your step when boarding and alighting”. A new flimsy slimline leaflet targeted at Baker Street, Farringdon and Finchley Road, following the introduction of the ‘S’ stock trains, which create a wider gap between the train and the platform at stations built on a curve.


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 some of them have been registered this week, so 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
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]. 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.

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


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

Ian
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