Thursday, 15 June 2017

Latest London Bus Contract awards

The latest awards have recently been announced by Transport for London as follows:


46    (St.Bartholemews Hospital & Lancaster Gate Station) Re-awarded to Metroline Travel with bus type yet to be confirmed. Route to be cut back to terminate at Paddington (Contract start date 23rd June 2018)

Metroline Travel's ADL E20D Enviro200 number DE1167 as it turned from Euston Road into Pancras Road between King's Cross and St.Pancras main line railway stations. Bringing up the rear one of Metroline's older Dennis Darts on route 214 (Tony Wilson)

153  (Finsbury Park Station & Moorgate) Awarded to Go-Ahead London General with bus type yet to be confirmed. Currently operated by CT Plus with ADL E20D Enviro200 single-decks from Ash Grove (HK) Garage (3rd February 2018)


214/N214 (Moorgate & Highbury Village) Awarded to Go-Ahead London General with bus type yet to be confirmed. Currently operated by Metroline Travel with ADL E20D Enviro200 single-decks from King's Cross (KC) Garage (note start date of 17th August 2019)

274   (Islington Angel & Lancaster Gate Station) Re-awarded to Metroline Travel with new Euro-VI hybrid double-decks replacing the current single-deck operation.  (23rd June 2018)

An earlier aloocation to route 274 was a small fleet of Plaxton Pointer Dennis Darts, represented here by DLD706 as its circumnavigated its way around Marble Arch. Currently operated with ADL E20D Enviro200 (Tony Wilson)

These contract awards have been brought forward with the intention that single-deck routes in the central area be specified for all-electric powered buses. However, a proposal was put forward that route 274 be operated by double-deck buses. This so as to negate the number of extra buses required for the summer season, being as the route serves London Zoo. TfL appear to have accepted this option.
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