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Saturday, 25 February 2017

London Bus tender awards: retains for Metroline and Metrobus




A short news update for you all showing the recent London Bus tender awards.

From LOTS News

LBSL intends to enter into new contracts for the following routes with the operators listed below:


Route
Current Operator
New Operator
PVR
Vehicles
4
Metroline
Metroline
19
New Euro VI hybrid double deck
210
Metroline
Metroline
17
2010 Euro V diesel double deck
320
Metrobus
Metrobus
12
2010/11/12 Euro V diesel double deck**
W7
Metroline
Metroline
17
2012 Euro V diesel double deck


* Route W7 runs 24 hours at weekends.
** 7 vehicles allocated to route 320 will be Euro V hybrid.

Contracts will commence on the following dates:

19th August 2017: Route W7.
26th August 2017: Route 320.
23rd September 2017: Route 210.
30th September 2017: Route 4.

This means that London Bus route 4 is next on the list to have new double deck hybrid buses. It will be interesting to see which type Metroline will order.

Route 4 serves from Archway Station to Waterloo Station via Finsbury Park Station and Islington, Angel. The route operates from Holloway (HT) garage.

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Image attribution
By Au Morandarte - Flickr: DSC02187, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=29533667

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