Sunday, 21 April 2019

The increase of the Enviro400 City, and also the London bus tender awards

Two bus operators in Britain launch the Enviro400 City manufactured by Alexander Dennis. First, Glasgow operates the new Euro 6 diesel spec and secondly, Nottingham City Transport increases the bio-gas spec of the Enviro400 City.

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Class 717’s for Great Northern, Enviro400H City buses for Route 20 and London Bus Tender awards

The Class 717’s have finally entered service on National Rail’s Great Northern routes serving the Moorgate branch.

Extract from Govia

For the first time in 40 years, passengers are riding on new trains in the tunnels to London Moorgate, as Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) begins to replace mainland Britain’s oldest electric rail fleet.

In a £240 million investment, 150 new carriages are being introduced between now and late summer, to replace trains that first entered service in 1976.

Friday, 15 February 2019

2019 Green Bus Fund and London Bus tender awards

The UK government have announced £48 million of funding for transport authorities and bus companies to purchase ultra low emission buses.

From Gov UK

Friday, 25 January 2019

New trains for Greater Anglia and Great Northern

Greater Anglia has announced they are testing their new Class 745 and 755 trains manufactured by Stadler Rail.

From Greater Anglia

Watch out for Greater Anglia’s brand new trains – which are being tested in daylight on more routes in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex from later this month.

Greater Anglia is replacing every single train with brand new state-of-the-art trains which will start to come into service in the middle of this year.

Monday, 14 January 2019

New Routemasters set to move from Route 88 to 87

First of all, late as it, I would like to wish all of my readers a very Happy New and once again, I do apologise for the lack of articles for January.

As part of the consultation changes for London bus routes C2 and 88, the entire route C2 will be withdrawn and route 88 will be re-routed to cover the old route C2.

From TfL consultations

Following our consultation, we have identified the appropriate steps to address the key concerns raised during the consultation.

Tuesday, 25 December 2018

Merry Christmas to my readership

A very Merry Christmas to all of you.

First of all, I have to apologise for the lack of new articles on this site over the last few months - this is due to personal circumstances.

This year has been an interesting one in the transport scene as we saw the opening of the new London Bridge railway station in January ; The last ever New Routemaster bus (LT1000) appearing on Route 267 in February; The announcement for new double deck electric buses for London Bus routes 43 and 134 which is expected to launch in 2019; The Volvo B5LHC with Wright SRM bodywork appearing on route 37 in August; And in September, there was a launch for the new Glider Bus Rapid Transit service for Belfast in Northern Ireland.

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