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Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Two more hybrid routes for London buses



*Brand New* First Day: Metroline West - Volvo B5LH/Wright Eclipse Gemini 3 - VWH2126 LK65EBD - Route 295

This is a quick follow up to my previous article titled ‘November 2016 - New Buses for London Buses’

The new TFL tender awards show that two bus routes will have Euro VI Hybrid double-decks.


The following TfL contracts have been awarded:

143 re-awarded to Metroline with 2010 Euro V diesel single deck, PVR 14. Start date 24 June 2017
195 awarded to Abellio West London (currently Metroline West) with new Euro VI diesel single deck, PVR 15. Start date 15 April 2017
260 re-awarded to Metroline with new Euro VI hybrid double deck, PVR 18. Start date 24 June 2017.
302 re-awarded to Metroline with new Euro VI hybrid double deck, PVR 17. Start date 24 June 2017.
350 (ex U5) awarded to Abellio West London with new Euro VI diesel single deck, PVR 5. Start date 29 April 2017. See below.

350 (currently Abellio) and U5 (currently Metroline West) - These are restructured with their present routeings swapped between Hayes and Stockley Park.  The current contract on the U5 ceases from 29th April 2017 but the current 350 contract is not yet due.  The way it wlll work is that a new contract (as 350) is awarded to Abellio West London (pvr 5) between Hayes Station and Terminal Five with new Euro VI diesel single decks.  The existing contract on the present 350 with Abellio West London is ’varied’ to run instead as U5 from Hayes to Uxbridge using the existing double-decks...

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