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Monday, 20 February 2017

Electric buses and SRM Volvo B5LHC update



TfL's favourite estate || *NEW* Go-Ahead London Blue Triangle: LT906 | LTZ2106 || EL3: Barking Reach - Little Heath

The three-door two-staircase hybrid New Routemaster buses entered service on route EL3 on Saturday 18th February 2017. We are still waiting for them to appear on the rest of the East London Transit routes, EL1 and EL2.

Here’s an update from LOTS:

1) At Stagecoach, the first few E400Hs for route 277 at Bow and E20Ds for route 273 at Catford have entered service in the past week. Saturday 18th saw the first suburban route to go over to LTs when Go-Ahead took over the 387 at Barking from Stagecoach and renumbered it to EL3. For a while the EL1/2 will keep its WVLs until more LTs are available.


2) On 17th February, it was announced that 36 electric single-decks were to be ordered for London United routes C1 and 70 (the 70 comes to LU in June this year with new E20D diesels).  No date has been mentioned nor has the type. We still await news of when the two hydrogen fuel cell double-decks at Tower Transit will enter service as well as when the two electric Volvo B5LHC (with overhead conductive charging) buses will appear.

According to London Bus Routes Service Changes page, route 70 contract will start on 24th June 2017.

Thankfully, LOTS have updated us about the Volvo B5LHC as there will be two of these in service; we’ll have to wait for more details to come.

Also, taken from the LBR Service Changes page is the upcoming hybrid buses for London bus services.
                                               
Route
Operator
Hybrid type
Expected date
2
Arriva
B5LH/Gemini 3
1st April 2017
13 (82)
Tower Transit
B5LH 10.5m/EvoSeti
1st April 2017
17
Metroline
Unknown
22nd July 2017
19
Arriva
B5LH/Gemini 3
1st April 2017
72
RATP-Dev
Unknown
Unknown
76
Go Ahead London
New Routemaster
25th March 2017
120
Metroline
Unknown
24th June 2017
242
Arriva
B5LH/Gemini 3
25th February 2017
249
Arriva
B5LH/Gemini 3
1st April 2017
254
Arriva
New Routemaster
3rd June 2017
259
Arriva
B5LH/Gemini 3
25th March 2017
260
Metroline
Unknown
24th June 2017
277
Stagecoach
E40H/Enviro400 MMC
25th February 2017
302
Metroline
Unknown
24th June 2017
308
Tower Transit
B5LH 10.5m/EvoSeti
4th March 2017
341
Arriva
Unknown
14th October 2017
360
Go Ahead London
BYD/Enviro200 EV
       October 2017
427
Abellio
Unknown
8th April 2017

Route 360 will be next to have the zero emission electric buses

In my previous article here, you can read about the updates regarding the New Routemaster buses.

As my regular readers will know, you can follow me on Twitter and Google Plus which is @CLondoner92

And thanks to @RandomBusesGirl for allowing me to use the image of the NRM on route EL3

1 comment:

  1. I got a update about some routes to be converted to hybrid operation 17,120,260 and 302 will use Volvo B5LH Germini 3. And 427 will use E400H MMC

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