Thursday, 16 January 2020

Electrifying win for Stagecoach as London Bus routes 173 and 174 will be served using zero-emission double-deck electric buses!

Two routes serving Beckton, Dagenham, Chadwell Heath, King George’s Hospital, Romford and Harold Hill will be served with new zero-emission double-deck electric buses!

Notification of Tender Results
16th January 2020

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

Friday, 10 January 2020

TfL prepares to change New Routemasters to front-boarding only - Plus an update on negotiations with the Bamford Bus Company

We have some news regarding the three-door, two-staircase hybrid bus known as the New Routemaster (NRM).

This is a brief news update as TfL has unveiled plans in a press release to phase out open-boarding on routes serving New Routemaster buses.

Saturday, 4 January 2020

The real reason why TfL and the Mayor ended the New Routemaster rollout in favour of legacy vehicles containing NRM design cues

First of all, welcome to 2020 and I wish all of my readers a very Happy New Year.

The purpose of this article is to show how the 'London' bus design has evolved from the New Routemaster (NRM) bus to the pure battery-electric and zero-emission Enviro400EV City, jointly manufactured by Alexander Dennis and BYD.

Ten years ago, the New Routemaster design with three-doors and two-staircases was first unveiled back in May 2010 and designed by Heatherwick Studios; the prototypes entered service in February 2012 and the full production of the New Routemaster commenced in September 2012. The original purpose of the New Routemaster project was to reinstate the rear open platform with conductor and the arrangement only served on six routes up until September 2016.

Friday, 20 December 2019

London bus tender awards for December 2019

 Doing the Lambeth...bridge

The new tender awards have revealed one route is set to convert to use zero emission electric single deck buses.

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

Sunday, 8 December 2019

TfL to change New Routemaster boarding on all routes after successful pilot scheme on route 8 and N8

It has been revealed in a Freedom of Information request released by TfL that the aesthetic 3-door, 2-staircase hybrid bus known as the New Routemaster is undergoing changes to the boarding procedure, moving to front door entry only on all the routes served using these vehicles. 

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