Sunday, 30 June 2019

London Bus tender awards for late June 2019

This is a quick news update about London Bus services.

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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Image attribution
By Aubrey Morandarte from Guildford or Coventry, England - Arriva London LT355 on Route 137, Marble Arch, CC BY-SA 2.0,

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