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Thursday, 30 June 2016

Route 76 to have New Routemasters


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A short news update:
Route 76 is to convert to the 3 door 2 staircase hybrid New Routemaster buses. The new contract will commence on 28th January 2017.


From LOTS:
LBSL intends to enter into the following contracts:
Route
Current Operator
New Operator
Current PVR
Award PVR
Vehicle type
Start Date
TRANCHE 549






76 (24hr)
Arriva London North
London General
24
25
New Routemaster
28 Jan 17
476
London General
London General
22
23
Existing diesel d/deck
28 Jan 17
TRANCHE 550






10 (24hr)
London United
London United
23
23
New Routemaster
28 Jan 17
TRANCHE 551






89/N89
London Central
London Central
16
17
Existing diesel d/deck*
28 Jan 17
TRANCHE 553






259
London General
Arriva London North
22
22
New hybrid d/deck
25 Mar 17
* Hybrid on N89

Also, it’s interesting to see that route 259 will be getting new hybrid buses which we will see next year.

Also from LOTS:

Sunday 26 June
1) In the past week, many more London United VHs have gone into service at Tolworth, temporarily on route 131 until route 85 is assumed on 2nd July.  Also many more E400H-City buses now in use on the 26, resulting in several of the E400s (DN class) returning to Tower Transit.  At Trustybus, six elderly (but DDA adapted) former Go-Ahead North East Volvo B10BLEs are now in stock.

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4 comments:

  1. Any idea on what routes will be converted to New Routemaster after the 76? I was thinking 25, 29 and 87

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    1. Hello CBN4, at the moment I do not know which routes will be converted to New Routemasters after route 76.

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  2. Why are routes that already have hybrid buses getting newer hybrid buses like the 76? If you take a quick look at the bus allocation, there are many routes coming into London still with old 03-04 plate diesels like the 43 route from Frien Barnet to London Bridge, surely would be a more appropriate option for hybrids, anyway, maybe I am seeing a common sense example and TfL just run by their own schedule. I know the older 76 hybrids will be allocated elsewhere, but still, seems odd.

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    1. Hi Eric

      The next tender renewals for the routes which serve Central London will require operators to use Euro 6 hybrids.

      Routes 15, 73 and 88 used to have standard hybrid buses, but now they are using New Routemaster buses, as the only upgrade is the extra door and staircase at the rear.

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