Saturday, 28 March 2015

First West Yorkshire releases consultation responses for their ‘New Bus for West Yorkshire’ project

New Bus for West Yorkshire is a vision from First Group to deliver radically improved bus services in West Yorkshire. Their package of measures includes new buses, smart ticketing and targeted infrastructure changes to speed up journeys. First Group want to achieve by radically changing bus services in the region of West Yorkshire.

Monday, 23 March 2015

2015 prices for tour buses in London

NOTE: Please read the latest article where I forgot to mention about the prices for 'City Tour London.'

This is a follow up to my previous article which I wrote in April, 2014.

I am writing this to show the comparative prices of various sightseeing tour operations between different private companies. I am also comparing them to London Transport Bus services', because not everyone can afford to use the open top bus services.

You can see the table below

Monday, 16 March 2015

Two former bendy bus routes to be served by New Routemasters (Routes 12 & 149)

Routes 12 and 149 are to be served by New Routemasters.
According to London Bus Routes, it says “Route 12 - New bus for London double deckers introduced. Expected Date: March 2015.” I think these new buses will start in late March because the New Routemasters are still being delivered to Bow Garage for route 15.
LOTS have reported that Route “149 re-awarded to Arriva London North with New Routemasters, PVR (Peak Vehicle Requirement) 38, start date 17 October 2015.” This seems a long time to wait for the users of route 149 to have New Routemaster buses.

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Happy 10th Birthday Dailymotion

Yes this is where my videos are hosted.

Dailymotion was first founded on 15th March 2005 by Benjamin Bejbaum and Olivier Poitrey from the living room of Poitrey's apartment in France.

Friday, 13 March 2015

London Buses were on the verge of being deregulated

During the early 1990’s, London bus services were being privatised, and came close to be
deregulated by the government.
What privatisation means:  London Buses was split into 12 business units, in preparation for sell-off. In late 1994 the separate London Buses' business units were sold off to private ownership which also meant that the routes were tendered off to private operating companies to operate under a concession for London Transport.
What deregulation means: the power to create and maintain

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Increased services for London Buses Route 5 by only two buses!

TFL have issued the following press release in regards to Route 5's increased peak vehicle requirement.
Local bus services in the east London area are to get a further boost as Transport for London (TfL) again introduces additional buses on route 5, which will provide extra capacity to meet increased passenger demand during the busiest commuter peaks and at school finishing times.

Friday, 6 March 2015

London Buses route 13 to be cut under new proposed changes

EDIT: Update on route 13 is on this link.

TFL is consulting with its users about the proposed changes for London Bus routes 13, 82, 113, 139, 189, N13 and N113.
In the consultation it says:

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Diesel is toxic for London

In this article I will give a brief history of the non-diesel bus types which have been in operation on London Bus services and explain how dangerous their diesel fumes are.
Trolleybuses first began operation in London on 16th May 1931, it was the largest Trolleybus network in the world, serving 68 routes and having a maximum fleet of 1,811 trolleybuses.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Electric buses will fully serve London Buses route 312 for the first time

TFL has announced that Arriva London have been rewarded the contract to operate London Buses' route 312. It will also become the first route to be entirely operated by electric buses.

The new contract commences in September 2015 with new Electric buses. The official date for route 312’s conversion has yet to be confirmed, but is expected later this year.
Currently, there are two Optare MetroCity electric single decker buses operating on route 312. The bus operator Arriva is currently in negotiations with the manufacturer to have another seven electric buses added onto the route later this year.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Central Line’s 1992 Stock trains to be refurbished

"91061-Epping-20090511" by Janderk1968 - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.
The Rail and Underground Panel of the TfL board is planning to refurbish the Central Line's 1992 Tube stock trains.

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