Recently I mentioned that London Bus route 67 converted to New Routemaster operation as part of the Central London bus reshaping plan; the new tender awards have revealed Arriva London lost the route 67 contract to Go-Ahead London General.
LBSL intends to enter into new contracts for the following routes with the operators listed below:
|Route||Current Operator||New Operator||PVR||Vehicles|
|67||Arriva London North||London General||12||2014 Euro V New Routemaster*|
|106||Arriva London North||London General||14||Double deck (details TBC)|
|127||Metrobus||Metrobus||17||2011/12 Euro V diesel double deck**|
|191||London General||Arriva London North||19||2013 Euro V diesel double deck*|
|230||Arriva London North||London General||11||Double deck (details TBC)|
|270||London General||Abellio London||13||New Euro VI hybrid double deck|
|357||London General||London General||7||Double deck (details TBC)|
* Already upgraded to Euro VI emissions standards.
** To be upgraded to Euro VI emissions standards.
The above contracts will commence on the following dates:
· 29th February 2020: Route 357.
· 11th April 2020: Route 127.
· 25th April 2020: Routes 67 & 106.
· 2nd May 2020: Route 191.
· 30th May 2020: Route 270.
· 20th June 2020: Route 230.
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By Aubrey Morandarte from Guildford or Coventry, England - Arriva London LT355 on Route 137, Marble Arch, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=40982979