Wednesday, 29 April 2015

More services and new buses for London Bus routes 322 & G1

Yes those Dennis Darts will disappear.
Bus services in South London are to get more services from Saturday 2nd May 2015.
From TFL’s press release:
Local bus services in south London are to get a further boost from this Saturday (2 May), as Transport for London (TfL) increases the frequency of the 322 and the G1, to provide extra capacity on these busy routes. The G1 is currently operated by Go-Ahead, the 322 will change operator to Go-Ahead on Saturday.

Saturday, 25 April 2015

London Underground’s Canada Water station renamed Buxton Water for Marathon Day

TFL is to rename Canada Water Station to Buxton Water, for Marathon Day only. (26th April 2015)

Canada Water stn Jubilee roundel.JPGFrom TFL’s press release:
Transport for London (TfL) has signed a landmark sponsorship deal which will see Canada Water London Underground (LU) station renamed Buxton Water station for one day, on Sunday 26 April 2015, the day of the 35th Virgin Money London Marathon.
Canada Water roundels will be replaced by 'Buxton Water' and branded artwork will be placed all over the station to celebrate runners taking part in London's largest annual running event. The artwork will carry the hashtag #withyoualltheway to mark Buxton Water's

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Strikes for Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann in Ireland on May 2015

Over in the Republic of Ireland, Unions SIPTU are holding a strike on Friday 1st May, Saturday 2nd May, Friday 15th May and Saturday 16th May whilst NBRU are striking on 15th & 16th May and 19th, 30th and 31st of May. The reason why they’re striking is because 10% of the routes are going to be contracted out to private operating companies.
Press release from NBRU
NBRU to Undertake 48 hour Bus on the 1st & 2nd May and announces plans for further action.

Monday, 20 April 2015

Quick Update on London Buses Route 13

This is a follow up from my previous article.
Au Morandarte Flickr DSC02183 (12212092544).jpgThe good news is that London Buses Route 13 will not be axed due to political intervention from the GLA’s Mayor of London; this is because of the upcoming General Election.
LOTS (London Omnibus Traction Society) have reported:

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Last of the Olympians for EYMS service

Yes, the East Yorkshire Motor Service is going to become fully 'Low Floor' which makes it a lot easier and accessible for passengers to use when catching a bus in East Yorkshire.
If you think that I only concentrate on London Only Bus services, you are wrong. 
From the EYMS Press release:
Last Olympian farewell trips
Bus enthusiasts will be sad to hear that all EYMS's Olympian buses have now been sold, and will soon be leaving EYMS for their new home.
We know that these buses are held in great affection by many people, so to mark the occasion we'll be running a special 'Farewell Olympian' service on Saturday 30 May 2015.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Driver of the ‘runaway’ New Routemaster bus is cleared

Chelsea Bridge Road bus crash.jpg
The LT62 (LTZ1062) New Routemaster bus had been off for a long time due to an accident which resulted in a 6 vehicle pileup. The LT62 had only been in service for a few days because the rest of the fleet was being delivered for Route 11.
The media only reported that the driver of the bus, Mohammed Khalique was cleared of driving without due care and attention at Bexley Magistrates Court.
From ITV News
The Judge said it was unclear whether the fault with the bus has been caused by the driver or a computer.
·         The prosecution claimed the driver mixed up the accelerator and the brake.
·         The defence claimed a computer system which controlled the brakes failed which left Khalique trying to control the bus.
·         Mohammed Khalique denied the charge against him.
Leon Daniels, TfL’s managing director of surface transport, said: “New Routemaster buses remain a safe and valued part of the capital’s transport infrastructure”.

Friday, 10 April 2015

TFL’s hunt for the next operator to run London Overground

TFL is now searching for the next private company that is willing to take up the position to operate the London Overground trains.
Here is their press release:
TFL starts search for next operator to run Overground

Thursday, 9 April 2015

News for London Buses Routes 308, N15 and 73

There is going to be improvements made on a couple of London Bus services. The 308 and N15 will see a frequency increase for their service.
The following is TFL’s press release on route 308:
Local bus services in the east London area are to get a boost from Saturday (11 April), as TfL increases the frequency of route 308 to provide extra capacity on the route to meet increased passenger demand.

Friday, 3 April 2015

London Buses route 382 to get extended after a consultation response from few months ago

TFL have issued the following press release about the changes to London Buses route 382:
“Local bus services in north London are to get a boost from this Saturday (4 April), as Transport for London (TfL) extends route 382.

Thursday, 2 April 2015

2015 London Tour bus prices (Big Bus Tour, The Original Tour, City Tour London & Golden Tours)

This is a follow up to my previous article which was titled ‘2015 prices for tour buses in London.
I decided to write another article on this subject because in the last article I left a tour bus out, which was the ‘City Tour London.’

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