Thursday, 16 May 2019

London bus routes C10 & P5 to go electric

The new tender awards have revealed that routes C10 and P5 are set to go zero emission electric by next year.

Notification of Tender Results

15th May 2019

LBSL intends to enter into new contracts for the following routes with the operators listed below:

Monday, 13 May 2019

New York City MTA withdraws iconic RTS buses from service


Looking at London’s sister... that other global city called New York City in the United States of America; The New York City Transport authority MTA has withdrawn their iconic RTS buses after nearly 40 years in service.

I know this news is a bit overdue but I've only recently become aware of the event.

Saturday, 11 May 2019

Double deck hydrogen buses for London and Liverpool

Two cities in England have placed orders for double deck hydrogen buses which are manufactured by Wrightbus and Alexander Dennis – both are based in the United Kingdom.

It's been a long wait to see the hydrogen double decker buses come to London and thankfully TfL has purchased 20 of them for routes 7, N7 and 245.

Extracts from TfL press release

Transport for London (TfL) has today ordered 20 of these green buses - which produce no pollution from their exhausts - as part of its drive to make London's transport zero-emission. It follows the introduction of the world's first Ultra Low Emission Zone last month.

Bus Route in East End of London set to go electric (Route 323)

London bus Route 323 which serves the East end of London (Canning Town to Mile End Station via Bromley By Bow Station) is set to go zero emission electric in January 2020.

Looking at the recent London bus tender awards, it was announced that Stagecoach has retained the route 323 contract with single deck electric buses.

Monday, 29 April 2019

Three new Low Emission Bus Zones for London

TfL and the London Mayor have announced new Low Emission Bus Zones for three areas of London.

Extracts from TFL press release

Just two weeks after the launch of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in central London, the Mayor and TfL have taken further measures to reduce toxic air in the capital's most polluted areas by introducing three new Low Emission Bus Zones (LEBZ).

Sunday, 28 April 2019

Singapore LTA orders 50 three-door, two-staircase Tri-axle Enviro500 buses

The Singaporean Land Transport Agency has awarded S$34 million (GBP £19 million) to Alexander Dennis to build 50 Tri-axle Enviro500 buses with three doors and two staircases.

Extracts from Land Transport Agency

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded the tender to procure 100 three-door double-deck Euro 6 diesel buses to two tenderers - Alexander Dennis (Singapore) Services Pte. Ltd. and ST Engineering Land Systems Ltd. Details of the awarded contracts are as follows:

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