Saturday, 16 November 2019

London bus tender awards for mid November 2019 - New Electric double decks for routes 23, 319 & C3

TfL has announced the new London bus tender awards for mid-November 2019; it has revealed three routes will be served with double deck pure electric buses.

Thursday 14 November

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

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

TfL’s update with the double-deck hydrogen rollout

We have all heard the news of Jo Bamford purchasing Wrightbus, and now a Freedom of Information release has revealed the current situation with the double-deck hydrogen rollout for London bus services.

The FOI release from TfL has revealed details the contract for 20 double deck hydrogen buses hosted on the GOV.UK contract finder website.

Monday, 7 October 2019

Route 19 to convert to three-door, two-staircase hybrid New Routemaster buses

As more London bus routes are restructuring to save costs, the withdrawal of route 48 has enabled another conversion to New Routemaster (NRM) operation.

According to London Bus Routes service changes, route 19 is expected to partially convert to New Routemaster operation on 12th October 2019 as route 48 is withdrawn. Then on 25th April 2020 it is expected route 19 will be fully served with New Routemaster buses from route 67.

Sunday, 6 October 2019

Upcoming new London electric bus routes for 2020

It has been revealed that London will be getting more electric buses during 2020.

Taking a look at a recent Freedom of information (FOI) request submitted to Tfl; they have released some interesting information regarding the electric bus project for London. TfL stated under a Freedom of Information request:

We are currently converting routes 43 and 134 to double deck electric buses – and all buses will be in service by the end of the year. These double decks are made by two manufacturers – Optare and a partnership with BYD/ADL.

Saturday, 5 October 2019

London bus tender awards for early October 2019

This is a brief news update for London buses.

TfL has announced the London buses tender awards as bus operators Metroline and Stagecoach retained their routes respectively and Abellio lost their K1 contract to RATP-Dev London United with new diesel single deck buses.

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

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