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Monday, 8 June 2015

Mixture of buses at Lakeside station (3rd June 2015)


On 3rd June 2015, I visited Lakeside bus station which is on the outskirts of Lakeside Shopping Centre (branded as Intu Lakeside). The location is in West Thurrock, in the borough of Thurrock, Essex.
Ensignbus is the majority bus operating company which serves Lakeside Shopping Centre. They even have their own office which provides travel information to passengers.
It's been a year now that London Bus services have been cash free. I think there are no top up facilities for Oyster card users, so the passengers can make use of aOne more journey feature which will give the passenger a negative balance. They can also use the contactless payment card issued by their banks. But overall, the rest of the operators still use the old style system of cash. I don't know when they will be using the smartcard system like London Bus services provide.
Bus routes that serve Lakeside Bus station are 22, 22A, 25, 33, 44, 66, 73, 73A, 83, 88, 100, 201, 370, 372, X80 & X81
Below is the list of buses that are shown on the video in order of appearance
Operator
Bus type
Number plate
Fleet number
Arriva Southern Counties
Volvo B7TL ALX400
LJ05BKK
6117/VLA117
Stagecoach London
Alexander Dennis Enviro400
LX11BBE
19739
Ensignbus
Volvo B9TL OptareOlympus
PL08YLZ
121
First Essex
Dennis Dart SLF Caetano
LK03UFB
(DMC) 41524
Ensignbus
Alexander Dennis Enviro200
SN11FFM
709
Ensignbus
Alexander Dennis Enviro200
YX10ECA
705
Ensignbus
Volvo B5LH Wright Gemini hybrid
EU62BTF
503
Arriva Southern Counties
Alexander Dennis Enviro200
GN10KWG
4070
Arriva Southern Counties
Volvo B7TL ALX400
LJ05BKN
6119/VLA119
First Essex
Volvo 7900H hybrid
BV13ZCA
69918
Ensignbus
Volvo B5LH Wright Gemini hybrid
EU62BSV
501
Ensignbus
Dennis Dart SLF Caetano
MA02BLU
783
Ensignbus
Volvo B9TL OptareOlympus
PO58NPV
117
Ensignbus
Volvo B9TL OptareOlympus
PO58KPP
124
Stagecoach London
Alexander Dennis Enviro400
LX11AYY
19716
Arriva Southern Counties
Volvo B7TL ALX400
LJ05BLX
6110/VLA110
Ensignbus
Volvo B9TL OptareOlympus
PO58KPN
123
Stagecoach London
Alexander Dennis Enviro400
LX11AZT
19730

The bus operating companies that have a red background are London Bus operators, which London Buses tendered out routes 370 and 372 to Stagecoach and Arriva. The rest of the bus services are deregulated, as the private bus companies organise their routes and deal with their fares.
Anyway you can see the video below
Last year, back on the 16th July 2014, I had filmed buses from Lakeside Bus station, so there havent been many changes as of today.
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