Sunday, 12 August 2018

Route 10 confirmed to be withdrawn as part of Oxford Street bus changes

Route 10, which uses the three-door, two-staircase hybrid New Routemaster buses is set to be withdrawn in November 2018 as part of changes to the Oxford Street transformation.

We have today confirmed that, having considered all of the issues raised in last year’s consultation on the proposed transformation of Oxford Street, we will proceed with those changes to bus services on Oxford Street which have merit.

The changes are:

Route 10 will be withdrawn, but we will amend Route 23 to run between Westbourne Park and Hammersmith The amended route 23 will continue to run between Westbourne Park and Marble Arch, but will then follow the existing route 10 from Marble Arch to Hammersmith. We plan to implement these changes in November 2018.

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Network Rail’s vision for the greener network and new overhead wires for Southend Victoria Line

Here’s some railway news from Network rail because there isn’t much bus news to report on.

We own, operate and develop 20,000 miles of track across Britain and that’s just the start. With such far-reaching infrastructure, we have a responsibility to limit our impact on the environment as best we can.

We’ve made significant progress in sustainability over the past year, diverting 94% of our waste from landfill.

Thursday, 2 August 2018

Volvo SRM B5LHC finally launches on route 37

I know this news is a little bit late.

The long awaited Volvo B5HLC with the SRM (two-door, one-staircase New Routemaster) bodywork finally launches in service on route 37.

There are only two Volvo SRM B5LHC’s; they are (fleet numbers) VHP1 and VHP2 operated by Go-Ahead London.

New Tri-Axle hybrid double deck bus for London Buses Route 12

As we know, London Buses Route 12 is operated using the three-door, two-staircase hybrid New Routemaster buses.

The new air-conditioned tri-axle hybrid bus will be used on route 12 with the New Routemaster buses.

Excerpts from Vantage Power

Vantage Power, a London-based company developing award-winning electrified and connected technologies for heavy-duty vehicles, has today announced the customer hand-over of the UK’s first hybrid triple-axle double-decker bus.

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Stagecoach to test Britain’s first Driverless Bus!

As technology marches ever forward, Stagecoach issues a press release confirming a trial to test a single deck driverless bus in partnership with bus manufacturer Alexander Dennis.

From Stagecoach Press Release

Work is underway to trial the UK’s first full-sized driverless bus.

Transport operator Stagecoach confirmed today (23 July 2018) that it has partnered with bus manufacturer Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) and technology company Fusion Processing to produce a single deck autonomous bus.

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Tottenham Court Road Crossrail Elizabeth Line near completion and London Bus tender awards update

Crossrail have announced the near completion of the new Tottenham Court Road station. We are still months away though until the main core of Crossrail opens up in December 2018.

Excerpts from Crossrail news

New images showing progress at Tottenham Court Road have been released, highlighting the critical role played by businesses across the UK in the delivery of the Elizabeth line. Tottenham Court Road station will be at the centre of London’s first new underground railway in a generation, which will run from Berkshire and Heathrow in the west to south east London and Essex in the east.

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