Since Uno operate bus services that go across the Greater London Boundary in North London, they need a ‘London Service Permit’ which is needed in order to operate routes in North London.
Uno started to operate London Buses route 383 on Saturday 25th July 2015 after winning the contract from Metroline. The route is currently operated with three new single deck buses which are the Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 with a length of 8.9 metres. The service is operated from Hatfield Garage.
Route 383 serves Barnet, Meadway, New Barnet, East Barnet, Oakleigh Park, Whetstone, Torrington Park, North Finchley and Woodside Park Station. The frequency for the bus service is every 30 minutes although they do not operate on late evenings, Sundays and other public holidays. You can view their timetable here. The peak vehicle requirement of the route is three buses and the length of the route is 7 miles, or about 11 kilometres.
You can also view the live map of route 383 from the ‘Live London Bus Map’ website.
Taken from London Vehicle Finder, here is the fleet list of the Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 (8.9m) from Uno’s Hatfield Garage:
You may notice that they have an extra bus on the fleet list – this is because extra buses are needed as spares when one of the buses is not in use due to being damaged or having broken down. The spare bus is then available to operate instead, avoiding any disruption being caused to the bus service.
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