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Sunday, 28 May 2017

Citymapper to start operating a night bus service


Citymapper has applied for a London Service Permit to operate a night service, serving from Highbury & Islington station to Aldgate East Station. The route is quite short compared to London Buses who provide 52 night routes along with 72 daytime routes which operate 24 hours a day.

According to ‘Which Mini Bus’ they say in their article, Impact Group (Impact Coaches) which is owned by Tower Transit operates the bus services on behalf of Citymapper.

From TfL consultations

Company

The Impact Group Ltd t/a Impact Coaches

From Highbury & Islington Station To Aldgate East Station

Period of operation

Friday and Saturday nights only (except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day)

Service Introduction Date

12 July 2017

Proposal

The Impact Group Ltd t/a Impact Coaches has applied to Transport for London for a London Service Permit to operate a new local bus service between Highbury & Islington Station and Aldgate East Station. The route would operate as below:

Route

NOTE: The alternative routes below would be used both a) in the event of road works/disruption and b) flexibly if passengers expressed a preference for them over the proposed main route. When observing alternative routes, all stops on line of route would be served.

Towards Aldgate East

Main Route

Holloway Road, Highbury Corner, St. Paul’s Road, Balls Pond Road, King Henry’s Walk, Mildmay Road, Crossway, Kingsland High Street, Kingsland Road, Shoreditch High Street, Commercial Street

Alternative Route 1 (via Newington Green)

Holloway Road, Highbury Corner, St. Paul’s Road, Highbury Grove, Highbury New Park, Grosvenor Avenue, Petherton Road, Beresford Road, Newington Green Road, Newington Green, Matthias Road, Boleyn Road to Crossway and then main route

Alternative Route 2 (via Queensbridge Road)

As main route to Kingsland Road, then Forest Road, Queensbridge Road, Whiston Road to Kingsland Road and then main route

Alternative Route 3 (via Middleton Road)

As main route to Kingsland Road, then Middleton Road, Queensbridge Road, Whiston Road to Kingsland Road and then main route

Towards Highbury & Islington

Main Route

Commercial Street, Shoreditch High Street, Kingsland Road, Balls Pond Road, St. Paul’s Road, Highbury Corner, Holloway Road

Alternative Route 1 (via Newington Green)

As main route to Kingsland Road, then Kingsland High Street, Crossway, Boleyn Road, Matthias Road, Newington Green, Newington Green Road, Beresford Road, Petherton Road, Grosvenor Ave, Highbury New Park, Highbury Grove, St. Paul’s Road and then main route

Alternative Route 2 (via Queensbridge Road)

As main route to Kingsland Road, then Whiston Road, Queensbridge Road, Dalston Lane to Balls Pond Road and then main route

Alternative Route 3 (via Middleton Road)

As main route to Kingsland Road, then Whiston Road, Queensbridge Road, Middleton Road to Kingsland Road and then main route

Terminal Point

ALDGATE BUS STATION

Marked bay in private stand on south side of Aldgate High Street.

Buses proceed from Commercial Street via Whitechapel High Steet, Aldgate High Street and Minories to Aldgate Bus Station and stand, departing via Aldgate High Street, Whitechapel High Street and Commercial Street.

Picking Up and Setting Down Points

Buses may stop to pick up and set down passengers at authorised stopping points on line of route within Greater London as agreed by TfL. Vehicles may only stop for no longer than is necessary to pick up and/or set down passengers and must not arrive before their scheduled arrival times.

Vehicles

Single deck, maximum length 10.2 metres, width 2.55 metres

A photo has emerged of the ex-Abellio 8557 (YX11AEF) Alexander Dennis Enviro200 repainted in green and interior refurbished for the citymapper CM2 service.

Timetable

Friday and Saturday nights only (except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day).

Here’s the timetable below


The consultation ends on Friday 2nd June 2017

You can take part of the consultation here.

In other news, the CM1 circular service which Citymapper (Impact Coaches) has trialled has just had their London Service Permit rejected! I’ve written about the CM1 service before in my previous article.

Taken from London Service Permit bulletin number 375



You can read more about the Citymapper service in my previous article here.

Here's a news update from LOTS:

1) London United’s E20D(MMC)s  DLE 30041-48 are now in service on route 110 and the follow-on batch (DLE 30049-70) has started delivery. The latter are due for route 70 when it is taken over from Tower Transit on 24th June.     Sullivan Buses’ new  E40D(MMC)s (E70-E81) have been out and about on school and rail services as well as on route 298, prior to being used from next Saturday 3rd June when Sullivan takes over route 217 from  Metroline. Delivery  of Tower Transit’s StreetLites has been very slow, and only a mere handful have so far entered service on the 236.

2) Dates for the next two phases of the planned West End route changes (as listed in TLB628 p13) are now confirmed. From 17th June the 6 is diverted via Park Lane and Piccadilly;  the 73/N73 cut back to Oxford Circus with the 390 diverted at Marble Arch to Victoria in its place.  The 8 is formally curtailed at TCR, the 172 diverted to Clerkenwell Green and the 242 cut back from TCR to St Paul’s Station.   Then from 15th July the C2 is cut back from Victoria to Regent St/ Conduit St, displacing the 3 to Piccadilly Circus, that displaces the 22/N22 to Oxford Circus and that displaces the 137 to Marble Arch. 


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