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Friday, 10 February 2017

London Bus contracting gains and retains for Arriva London



Some more news to report on - but this time it’s from the recent London Bus tender awards.

From LOTS:

 
The following TfL Contracts have been announced:
50 retained by Arriva London South with 15 2010 Euro V hybrid double deck
66 retained by Arriva London North with 13 2009 Euro V diesel double deck
103 awarded to Arriva London North from Stagecoach East London with 14 2010 Euro V diesel double deck
130 awarded to Abellio London from Go Ahead Metrobus with 11 new Euro VI diesel single deck
150 retained by Arriva London North with 15 2010 Euro V diesel double deck
175 awarded to Arriva London North from Stagecoach East London with 12 2010 Euro V diesel double deck
194 retained by Arriva London South with 14 2010 Euro V diesel double deck
250* retained by Arriva London South with 24 2010 Euro V diesel double deck
255 retained by Arriva London South with 9 2012 Euro V diesel single deck
257 awarded to Go Ahead London General from Stagecoach East London with 16 2012 Euro V diesel double deck (a)
280 retained by Go Ahead London General with 14 2012 Euro V hybrid double deck
289 retained by Arriva London South with 12 2011 Euro V diesel single deck (b)
314 retained by Stagecoach Selkent with 12 2012 Euro V diesel single deck
341* retained by Arriva London North with 22 New Euro VI hybrid double deck
370 retained by Arriva London North with 11 2010 Euro V diesel double deck
410 retained by Arriva London South with 19 2012 Euro V diesel single deck (b)
621 retained by Stagecoach Selkent with 1 2012 Euro V diesel double deck
638 retained by Stagecoach Selkent with 6 2008 Euro IV diesel double deck
664 retained by Stagecoach Selkent with 2 2012 Euro V diesel double deck

* 24 hour routes.

(a) 7 vehicles allocated to route 257 will be new Euro VI hybrid.
(b) 3 vehicles allocated to route 289 and 8 allocated to route 410 will be new Euro VI diesel.

Contracts will commence on the following dates:

22nd July 2017: Route 280.
26th August 2017: Routes 50, 130, 194, 250, 255 & 410.
2nd September 2017: Routes 66, 289, 314, 638 & 664.
14th October 2017: Routes 103, 150, 175, 257, 341 & 621.
4th November 2017: Route 370.

What I find odd is that route 341 will be having new hybrid double decks, whilst route 130 will be using new Euro VI diesel single deck buses - and route 257 will have a part allocation of Euro VI hybrid buses.

Regarding London Buses route 103, Arriva used to operate the route prior to losing their contract to Stagecoach on 15th October 2005. You can view the history of route 103 from London Bus Routes history site.

Looking at London Buses route 175, the route has been operated from the Romford North Street (NS) since 1954! The route has been with NS Garage for a long time, since the London bus companies were privatised in the mid 1990’s. It will be interesting to see which garage route 175 will be operating from when Arriva London’s contract starts on 14th October 2017! You can also view the history of route 175 on London Bus Routes history.

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Image attributions
Grey Green - H109GEV by ndl642m https://www.flickr.com/photos/ndl642m/8564951181/
East London - KYV527X by ndl642m https://www.flickr.com/photos/ndl642m/9017884574/

1 comment:

  1. Seems once again the outer London bus routes are shunned with the older euro V buses, like the 103 and 175 taking existing diesel buses when Arriva takes over. Frequently the 175 had '16 plate buses operating and 103 a few '63 plate buses. Ok they also had some much older buses also on the routes but in general looks like a backwards step for the outer London routes just receiving the crap buses that are 'too old & polluting' for central London now. Groovy!

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