Tuesday, 9 April 2013

FirstGroup Sale: Garages and Routes

Western London Garages to ComfortDelgro:- updated

The western London garages of Alperton (5 routes with a peak vehicle requirement of 75 buses), Greenford (9 routes pvr 117), Hayes (3 routes pvr 71), Uxbridge (8 routes pvr 78) and Willesden Junction (5 pvr 99), have been acquired by ComfortDelgro, already owners of Metroline.



Eastern London Garages to Transit Systems Group, an Australian Transport operator.
The eastern London garages, Lea Interchange (10 routes pvr 183), along with Atlas Road (Harlesden) (4 routes pvr 99) and Westbourne Park (4 routes pvr 70). Dagenham (16 routes pvr 84) stays with First and will be run by their Essex operation. This will soon reduce to around 3 routes operating from Dagenham after recent tender losses to Stagecoach.
They have to keep this depot so they can bid for the TFL rail replacement contracts as TFL only give these contracts to operators who have TFL routes.
 
A varied mix of vehicles both single and double-deck, conventional diesel and hybrid are involved. Whilst Metroline already have a selection of ADL and Volvo type in their fleet. First have lots of ADL, Dennis, TransBus and Volvo type and a small number of Scania.

It remains to be seen how the First operations will be absorbed into the respective companies, but suspect that there will be some shuffling around of vehicle type and allocation to garages in the future. In the meantime, as all London operated buses are basically the same all over red livery, it should not take long to change the fleetnames and legal letterings on the respective vehicles.

Metroline drivers and engineers should not have much of a problem driving and dealing with the vehicles, as they are much the same as already in the fleet, apart that is probably the SN-class Scania OmniCity double-deckers. However that said, they do already have their own small fleet of Scania/East Lancs Olympus type.

Garages and routes

To ComfortDelgro (Metroline)

Number Route Pvr Vehicle type
Alperton
83 Ealing Hospital & Golders Green Station (24-hours) 28 Volvo B9TL Wrightbus Eclipse Gemini 2 10.4m
223 Harrow & Wembley Central 6 ADL E20D Enviro200 9.6m
224 Harlesden & Wembley Stadium Station 11 ADL E20D Enviro200 10.2m
245 Golders Green Station & Alperton 21 ADL E20D Enviro200 10.2m
487 South Harrow Station & Central Middlesex Hospital 9 ADL E20D Enviro200 10.2m

Greenford
92 Ealing Hospital & St.Raphael’s North 18 ADL E40D Enviro400 10.2m
95 Southall & Shepherd’s Bush Green 14 ADL E200Dart Enviro200 10.2m
282 Ealing Hospital & Mount Vernon Hospital 16 TransBus Trident / TransBus President 9.9m
E1 Greenford & Ealing Broadway Station 7 ADL Trident Enviro400 10.1m
E3 Greenford & Chiswick 26 ADL E200Dart Enviro200 10.2m
E5 Perivale & Havelock Estate, Toplocks 11 ADL E200Dart Enviro200 8.9m
E7 Ealing Broadway Station & Ruislip 10 ADL E200Dart Enviro200 10.2m
E9 Ealing Broadway Station & Barnhill Estate 8 ADL E200Dart Enviro200 10.2m
E10 Ealing Broadway Station & Islip Manor Estate 7 ADL E200Dart Enviro200 8.9m

Hayes
195 Charville Lane Estate & Brentford 14 ADL E200Dart Enviro200 10.2m
207 White City & Hayes By-Pass 35 Scania OmniCity 10.8m
427 Acton & Hillingdon Hill 22 Volvo B9TL / Wrightbus Eclipse Gemini 2 10.4m
Night 207 Holborn & Uxbridge Station varies Volvo B9TL & Scania OmniCity

Uxbridge
607 White City & Uxbridge Station (Limited stop) 20 ADL Trident E400 10.1m & Scania OmniCity
A10 Uxbridge Station & Heathrow Airport Central 5 ADL E200Dart Enviro200 10.2m
U1 Ruislip Station & West Drayton Station 8 ADL E200Dart Enviro200 10.2m
U2 Uxbridge Station & Brunel University 8 TransBus Dart / Caetano Nimbus 10.5m
U3 Uxbridge Station & Heathrow Airport Central 11 TransBus Dart / Caetano Nimbus 10.5m
U4 Uxbridge Station & Hayes 12 TransBus Trident / TransBus President 9.9m
U5 Uxbridge Station & Hayes & Harlington Station 9 ADL E200Dart Enviro200 10.2m & Dennis Dart
U10 Uxbridge Station & Ruislip 2 ADL E200Dart Enviro200 10.2m

Willesden Junction
18 Sudbury & Euston Station 48 Volvo B9TL / Wrightbus Eclipse Gemini 2 10.4m
187 Central Middlesex Hospital & Finchley Road 14 ADL E200Dart Enviro200 10.2m
206 Kilburn Park Station & Wembley Park 10 ADL E20D Enviro200 10.8m
226 Golders Green Station & Ealing Broadway Station 15 ADL E200Dart Enviro200 10.2m
228 Maida Hill & Central Middlesex Hospital 12 ADL E200Dart Enviro200 10.2m
Night 18 Trafalgar Square & Harrow Weald Garage varies Volvo B9TL / Wrightbus Eclipse Gemini 2 10.4m

Transit Systems Group,
Atlas Road (Harlesden)
28 Kensal Rise Station & Wandsworth 23 Volvo B7TL / Wrightbus Eclipse Gemini 10.1m
31 Camden Town & White City 24 Volvo B7TL / Wrightbus Eclipse Gemini 10.1m
266 Brent Cross Shopping Centre & Hammersmith (24-hours) 25 Volvo B9TL / Wrightbus Eclipse Gemini 2 10.4m
328 Golders Green Station & Chelsea 25 Volvo B7TL / Wrightbus Eclipse Gemini 10.1m
(includes up to Wrightbus Gemini 2 HEV 10.4m)
Night 28 Camden Town & Wandsworth varies Volvo B7TL / Wrightbus Eclipse Gemini 10.1m
Night 31 Camden Town & Clapham Junction varies Volvo B7TL / Wrightbus Eclipse Gemini 10.1m


Lea Interchange
25 Oxford Circus & Ilford High Road (24-hours) 59 Volvo B9TL / Wrightbus Eclipse Gemini 10.1m
26 Waterloo Station & Hackney Wick 17 ADL Trident / Enviro400 10.1m
30 Hackney Wick & Marble Arch 23 ADL Trident / Enviro400 10.1m
58 East Ham & Walthamstow Central Station 15 Volvo B9TL / Wrightbus Eclipse Gemini 10.1m
236 Finsbury Park Station & Hackney Wick (24-hours) 15 ADL E20D Enviro200 10.8m
308 Wanstead Station & Clapton Park 9 ADL E200Dart Enviro200 10.2m
339 Stratford City & Shadwell Station 6 ADL E200D Enviro200 10.2m

RV1 Covent Garden & Tower Gateway Station 8 VDL SB200 / Wrightbus Pulsar 2 11.9m (fuel cell)
W14 Leyton & Woodford Bridge 10 ADL E20D Enviro200 9.8m
W15 Cogan Avenue Estate & Hackney Central Station 21 ADL E20D Enviro200 10.2m
Night 26 Trafalgar Square & Chingford Station varies ADL Trident / Enviro400 10.1m

Westbourne Park
9 (Heritage) Trafalgar Square & Kensington High Street 5 AEC Routemaster / Park Royal
23 Westbourne Park & Liverpool Street Station (24-hours) 31 ADL E40H Enviro400H 10.2m
70 Acton & South Kensington Station 15 ADL E20D Enviro200 10.2m
295 Ladbroke Grove & Clapham Junction (24-hours) 19 Volvo B9TL / Wrightbus Eclipse Gemini 2 10.4m


Tony Wilson

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