Tenders!

It's the page everyone loves; the tenders.


KEY
 Upcoming changes / "rumoured" / (batch*, surplus)  (PVR). (due date)
*No. of buses in a batch may not correspond with PVR.
Diversions / route changes

Change completed
Commenced / completed before due date

Undergoing 
Postponed / Postponed buses / delayed buses
Cancelled change / uncertainties



We love hearing the latest news circulating the London bus scene, whether that be local route changes, new buses or operator transfers. Below sees every single future route change in full detail, updated as soon as the tenders are revealed - or maybe before, with contacts inside the bus industry providing us with exclusive shockers that you all should look out for here!

Previous Versions of this page
Tenders 2014
Tenders 2015
Tenders 2016
Tenders 2017
Tenders 2018
Tenders 2019
Tenders 2020

Tenders for next year Tenders 2025



January
Route 237 retained by Metroline: Travel from Brentford (AH) with existing hybrid double decker buses introduced (PVR 21). (6 January 2024)

Route H26 retained by Abellio London: West from Twickenham (TF) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro200 MMC buses (PVR 5). (6 January 2024)

Route 603 awarded to Metroline: Travel from Holloway (HT) with existing hybrid double decker buses introduced (PVR 2). (13 January 2024)

Route 91 allocation transferred to Northumberland Park (NP). (20 January 2024)

Route 133 awarded to Abellio London from Battersea (QB) with new Wright Electroliner buses introduced (PVR 24). (20 January 2024)

Route 137 retained by Arriva London: South from Brixton (BN) and Norwood (N) with existing New Routemaster buses (PVR 28). (20 January 2024)

Route 333 awarded to Go Ahead London: London General from Stockwell (SW) with new BYD Alexander Dennis Enviro400 City EV buses introduced (PVR 15). (20 January 2024)

Route 228 awarded to Metroline Travel from Willesden Junction (WJ) with new MCV bodied Volvo BZL single decker buses introduced (PVR 7). (20 January 2024)

Route 380 retained by Stagecoach: Selkent from Plumstead (PD) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro200 MMC buses (PVR 14). (20 January 2024)
*allocation transferred from Catford (TL) to Plumstead (PD)

Route 388 retained by Stagecoach: East London from Ash Grove (HK) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro400H City buses (PVR 11). (20 January 2024)

Route 9 awarded to Metroline: Travel from Brentford (AH) with existing New Routemaster buses (PVR 14). (27 January 2024)

Route 59 retained by Arriva London: South from Brixton (BN) with existing New Routemaster buses (PVR 20). (27 January 2024)

Route 89 retained by Go Ahead London: London Central with existing MCV EvoSeti bodied Volvo B5LH buses introduced (PVR 15). (27 January 2024)

Route 306 allocation transferred to Holloway (HT). (27 January 2024)

Route 476 retained by Go Ahead London: London General from Northumberland Park (NP) with existing hybrid double decker buses introduced (PVR TBC). (27 January 2024)

Route 601 awarded to Go Ahead London: London Central from Bexleyheath (BX) with existing MCV EvoSeti bodied Volvo B5LH buses introduced (PVR 7). (27 January 2024)

Route 602 retained by Stagecoach: Selkent from Plumstead (PD) with existing hybrid double decker buses introduced (PVR 2). (27 January 2024)

February
Route SL5 introduced running express between Bromley North and Croydon Town Centre. Awarded to Arriva London: South with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro200 buses* introduced (PVR 10). (3 February 2023)
*Previous Route 289 allocation

Route 189 rerouted to serve Brent Cross West Station in both directions (17 February 2024)

Route EL1 retained by Go Ahead London: Blue Triangle from River Road (RR) with existing New Routemaster buses (PVR 19). (17 February 2024)

Route EL2 retained by Go Ahead London: Blue Triangle from River Road (RR) with existing New Routemaster buses (PVR 14). (17 February 2024)

Route EL3 retained by Go Ahead London: Blue Triangle from River Road (RR) with existing New Routemaster buses (PVR 14). (17 February 2024)

Route 242 awarded to Stagecoach: East London from Ash Grove (HK) with new Wright Electroliner buses introduced (PVR 14). (24 February 2024)

Route 277 retained by Stagecoach: East London with new Volvo BZL double decker buses introduced (PVR 15). (24 February 2024)

Route 283 retained by RATP: London United from Stamford Brook (V) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro200 MMC buses (PVR 9). (24 February 2024)

Route SL3 introduced running express between Thamesmead and Bromley North via Abbey Wood, Sidcup, and Bexleyheath. Contract awarded to Stagecoach: Selkent from Bromley (TB) with existing New Routemaster buses introduced (PVR 15). (24 February 2024)

March
Route 58 retained by Stagecoach: The Lea Interchange Bus Company from Lea Interchange (LI) with new Volvo BZL double decker buses introduced (PVR 15). (2 March 2024)

Route 97 retained by Stagecoach: The Lea Interchange Bus Company* from Lea Interchange (LI) with existing hybrid double decker buses introduced (PVR 20). (2 March 2024)
*Route to be transferred from Stagecoach: East London at West Ham (WH) on 30 March 2024

Route 101 retained by Go Ahead London: Blue Triangle from River Road (RR) with new electric double decker buses introduced (PVR 9). (2 March 2024)

Route 215 retained by Stagecoach: East London from Leyton (T) with existing New Routemaster buses introduced (PVR 5). (2 March 2024)

Route 238 retained by Stagecoach: East London from Barking (BK)* with existing hybrid double decker buses introduced (PVR 12). (2 March 2024)
*Route to be transferred from West Ham (WH)

Route 309 retained by Stagecoach: East London from Ash Grove (HK) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro200 MMC buses introduced*. (PVR 8). (2 March 2024)
*From route W11

Route 325 awarded to Go Ahead London: Blue Triangle from River Road (RR) with new electric single decker buses introduced (PVR 12). (2 March 2024)

Route 439 awarded to Go Ahead London: Metrobus from Croydon (C) with new electric single decker buses introduced (PVR 3). (2 March 2024)

Route S2 awarded to Go Ahead London: London General with new electric single decker buses introduced (PVR 8). (2 March 2024)

Route SL2 introduced running express between Walthamstow Central and North Woolwich via Walthamstow Bell Corner, Gants Hill, Ilford, Barking and Gallions Reach. Contract awarded to Arriva London: North from Barking (DX) with existing Alexander Dennis E40H City buses introduced (PVR 16). (2 March 2024)

Route W11 retained by Stagecoach: East London from Walthamstow Avenue (AW) with new Switch MetroCity EV buses introduced (PVR 9). (2 March 2024)

Route 167 retained by Stagecoach: East London from Barking (BK) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro200 MMC buses (PVR 7). (9 March 2024)

Route 379 awarded to Stagecoach: East London from Walthamstow Avenue (AW) with new Switch MetroCity EV buses introduced (PVR 2). (9 March 2024)

Route 20 retained by Stagecoach: East London from Walthamstow Avenue (AW) with existing Alexander Dennis E40H City buses (PVR 10). (23 March 2024)

Route 76 awarded to Arriva London: North from Tottenham (AR) with existing New Routemaster buses (PVR 18). (23 March 2024)

Route 259 retained by Arriva London: North from Tottenham (AR) with existing New Routemaster buses (PVR 16). (23 March 2024)

Route 362 retained by Stagecoach: East London from Barking (BK) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro200 MMC buses (PVR 3). (23 March 2024)

Route 393 retained by Metroline: Travel from Holloway (HT) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro200 MMC buses (PVR 14). (23 March 2024)

Route 462 retained by Stagecoach: East London from Barking (BK) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro200 MMC buses (PVR 8). (23 March 2024)

Route 2 retained by Arriva London: South from Norwood (N) with existing Wright Eclipse Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B5LH buses (PVR 20). (30 March 2024)

Route 19 retained by Arriva London: North from Tottenham (AR) with existing New Routemaster buses (PVR 21). (30 March 2024)

Route 97 allocation transferred to Lea Interchange (LI). (30 March 2024)

Route 113 retained by Metroline: Travel from Edgware (EW) with new Wright Electroliner buses introduced (PVR 21). (30 March 2024)

Route 249 retained by Arriva London: South from Norwood (N) with existing Wright Eclipse Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B5LH buses (PVR 14). (30 March 2024)

Route 262 awarded to Go Ahead London: Blue Triangle from Henley Road (DS) with new BYD Alexander Dennis Enviro400 City EV buses introduced (PVR 10). (30 March 2024)

Route 396 retained by Go Ahead London: Blue Triangle from River Road (RR) with new BYD Alexander Dennis Enviro200 EV buses introduced (PVR 4). (30 March 2024)

Route 473 awarded to Go Ahead London: Blue Triangle from Henley Road (DS) with new BYD Alexander Dennis Enviro400 City EV buses introduced (PVR 9). (30 March 2024)

April
Route S3 awarded to Abellio London with new electric single decker buses introduced (PVR 8). (6 April 2024)

Route 195 retained by Abellio: West London from Southall (GW) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro200 MMC buses (PVR 16). (13 April 2024)

Route 306 awarded to Abellio London from Battersea (QB) with new Wright Electroliner buses introduced (PVR 10). (13 April 2024)

Route 689 retained by Arriva London: South with a new electric double decker bus introduced (PVR 1). (13 April 2024)

Route 110 retained by RATP: London United from Hounslow (AV) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro200 MMC buses (PVR TBC). (27 April 2024)

Route 206 retained by Metroline: West from Willesden Junction (WJ) with new electric single decker buses introduced (PVR 12). (27 April 2024)

Route 236 retained by Stagecoach: The Lea Interchange Bus Company from Lea Interchange (LI) with existing Wright Streetlite buses (PVR 14). (27 April 2024)

Route 394 retained by Stagecoach: East London from Ash Grove (HK) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro200 MMC buses (PVR 10). (27 April 2024)

Route P4 awarded to Go Ahead London: London Central from New Cross (NX) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro200 buses introduced (PVR 13). (27 April 2024)

May
Route 28 awarded to Metroline: West from Willesden Junction (WJ) with existing Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL buses introduced (PVR 19). (4 May 2024)

Route 481 awarded to Metroline: Travel from Brentford (AH) with existing Wright Eclipse Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B5LH buses introduced* (PVR 6). (11 May 2024).
*Previous route 306 allocation

Route 464 retained by Abellio London from Beddington Cross (BC) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro200 MMC buses (PVR 3). (17 May 2024)

Route 272 retained by RATP: London United from Stamford Brook (V) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro200 MMC buses (PVR 9). (25 May 2024)

Route 440 retained by RATP: London United from Park Royal (RP) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro200 MMC buses (PVR 12). (25 May 2024)

Route E1 awarded to Metroline: West from Greenford (G) with existing diesel double decker buses introduced (PVR 7). (25 May 2024)

Route E6 awarded to Abellio: West London with new electric Wright Kite buses introduced (PVR 11). (25 May 2024)

Route E11 retained by Abellio: West London from Southall (GW) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro200 MMC buses (PVR 5). (25 May 2024)

June
Route 253 retained by Arriva London: North with existing New Routemaster buses (PVR 19). (1 June 2024)

Route 254 retained by Arriva London: North with existing New Routemaster buses (PVR 23). (1 June 2024)

Route 639/670 awarded to Abellio London with existing hybrid double decker buses introduced (PVR 2). (8 June 2024)

Route 120 retained by Metroline: Travel from Lampton (SG) with existing Wright Eclipse Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B5LH buses (PVR 17). (22 June 2024)

Route 143 retained by Metroline: Travel from Cricklewood (W) with new electric single decker buses introduced (PVR 14). (22 June 2024)

Route 260 retained by Metroline: Travel from Willesden (AC) with existing hybrid double decker buses (PVR 17). (22 June 2024)

Route 302 retained by Metroline: Travel from Willesden (AC) with existing hybrid double decker buses (PVR 16). (22 June 2024)

Route R68 retained by Abellio: West London from Twickenham (TF) with existing diesel single decker buses (PVR 10). (22 June 2024)

Route R70 retained by Abellio: West London from Twickenham (TF) with new electric single decker buses introduced (PVR 11). (22 June 2024)

Route 328 retained by Metroline: Travel from Cricklewood with existing Wright Eclipse Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B5LH buses (PVR 19). (29 June 2024)

Route 406/418 retained by RATP: London United from Tolworth (TV) with existing Wright Eclipse Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B5LH buses (PVR 14). (29 June 2024)

Route 411 awarded to Abellio: West London from Twickenham (TF) with existing single decker buses introduced (PVR 7). (29 June 2024)

Route C1 retained by RATP: London United from Shepherd's Bush (S) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro200 bodied BYD D8UR buses (PVR 13). (29 June 2024)

July
Route 65 retained by RATP: London United from Fulwell (FW) with existing BYD Alexander Dennis Enviro400 City EV buses (PVR TBC). (6 July 2024)

Route 281 retained by RATP: London United from Fulwell (FW) with existing BYD Alexander Dennis Enviro400 City EV buses (PVR 21). (6 July 2024)

Route 681 retained by RATP: London United from Fulwell (FW) with existing hybrid double decker buses  (PVR 3). (6 July 2024)

Route K5 retained by RATP: London United from Tolworth (TV) with existing diesel single decker buses introduced (PVR 6). (6 July 2024)

Route 17 retained by Metroline: Travel from Holloway (HT) with existing New Routemaster buses (PVR 15). (20 July 2024)

Route 280 retained by Go Ahead London: London General with new electric double decker buses introduced (PVR 14). (20 July 2024)

Route 382 retained by Metroline: Travel from Potters Bar (PB) with new electric single decker buses introduced (PVR 9). (13 July 2024)

Route C11 retained by Metroline: Travel from Cricklewood (W) with new electric single decker buses introduced (PVR 16). (20 July 2024)

Route W8 retained by Metroline: Travel from Potters Bar (PB) with new electric double decker buses introduced (PVR 15). (20 July 2024)

August
Route 243 retained by Arriva London: North with new electric double decker buses introduced (PVR 27). (17 August 2024)

Route W7 retained by Metroline: Travel from Holloway (HT) with new electric double decker buses introduced (PVR TBC). (17 August 2024)

Route 50 retained by Arriva London: South with new Wright Electroliner buses introduced (PVR 15). (24 August 2024). 

Route 130 retained by Abellio London from Beddington Cross (BC) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro200 MMC buses (PVR 12). (24 August 2024)

Route 194 retained by Arriva London: South with new Wright Electroliner buses introduced (PVR 14). (24 August 2024)

Route 250 retained by Arriva London: South with new Wright Electroliner buses introduced (PVR 22). (24 August 2024)

Route 255 retained by Arriva London: South with new electric single decker buses introduced (PVR 9). (24 August 2024)

Route 320 retained by Go Ahead London: Metrobus from Orpington (MB) with new electric double decker buses introduced (PVR 13). (24 August 2024)

Route 410 retained by Arriva London: South with existing single decker buses (PVR 18). (24 August 2024)

Route 66 retained by Arriva London: North from Grays (GY) with existing hybrid double decker buses (PVR 14). (31 August 2024)

Route 90 retained by Metroline: Travel from Perivale East (PV) with new electric double decker buses introduced (PVR 17). (31 August 2024)

Route 289 retained by Arriva London: South with new Wright Electroliner buses introduced (PVR 15). (31 August 2024)

Route 314 retained by Stagecoach: Selkent from Bromley (TB) with new MCV Volvo BZL buses introduced (PVR 16). (31 August 2024)

Route 618 awarded to Abellio: West London with an existing hybrid double decker bus introduced (PVR 1). (31 August 2024)

Route 663 awarded to Arriva London: South with a new electric double decker bus introduced (PVR 1). (31 August 2024)

September
Route 49 retained by RATP: London United from Shepherd's Bus (S) with existing BYD Alexander Dennis Enviro400 City EV buses (PVR 15). (7 September 2024)

Route 117 retained by RATP: London United from Hounslow (AV) with existing Mercedes-Benz Citaro K buses (PVR 10). (7 September 2024)

Route 395 retained by RATP: London Sovereign from Harrow (SO) with existing diesel single decker buses (PVR 5). (7 September 2024)

Route 672 retained by Stagecoach: Selkent from Plumstead (PD) with existing diesel double decker buses (PVR 4). (7 September 2024)

Route 697 awarded to Metroline: West with existing diesel double decker buses introduced (PVR 3). (7 September 2024)

Route H13 retained by Metroline: West from Uxbridge (UX) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro200 buses (PVR 6). (7 September 2024)

Route W12 retained by Stagecoach: East London from Walthamstow Avenue (AW) with new electric single decker buses introduced (PVR 14). (7 September 2024)

Route W13 retained by Stagecoach: The Lea Interchange bus company from Lea Interchange (LI) with new electric single decker buses introduced (PVR 9). (7 September 2024)
*Route to be transferred from Stagecoach: East London at Ash Grove (HK)

Route W14 retained by Stagecoach: The Lea Interchange bus company from Lea Interchange (LI) with new electric single decker buses introduced (PVR 2). (7 September 2024)

Route 222 retained by Metroline: Travel form Uxbridge (UX) with existing Wright Eclipse Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B5LH buses (PVR 17). (14 September 2024)

Route 160 retained by Stagecoach: Selkent from Catford (TL) with existing BYD Alexander Dennis Enviro400 City EV buses (PVR 14). (21 September 2024)

Route 210 retained by Metroline: Travel from Cricklewood (W) with new electric double decker buses introduced (PVR 14). (21 September 2024)

Route 4 retained by Metroline: Travel from Holloway (HT) with new electric double decker buses introduced (PVR 17). (28 September 2024)

Route 131 retained by Go Ahead London: London General from Merton (AL) with new electric double decker buses introduced (PVR 21). (28 September 2024)

Route 411 retained by RATP: London United from Tolworth (TV) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro200 MMC buses (PVR 5). (28 September 2024)

October
Route 180 retained by Stagecoach: Selkent from Plumstead (PD) with existing BYD Alexander Dennis Enviro400 City EV buses and Alexander Dennis Enviro400H buses (PVR 17). (5 October 2024)

Route 201 retained by Abellio London from Beddington Cross (BC) with existing diesel single decker buses (PVR 11). (5 October 2024)

Route 290 retained by RATP: London United from Falwell (FW) with existingBYD Alexander Dennis Enviro200 EV buses (PVR 7). (5 October 2024)

Route 621 retained by Stagecoach: Selkent from Catford (TL) with an existing diesel double decker bus (PVR 1). (5 October 2024)

Route 669 retained by Stagecoach: Selkent from Plumstead (PD) with existing diesel double decker buses (PVR 2). (5 October 2024)

Route 103 retained by Arriva London: North from Grays (GY) with existing hybrid double decker buses introduced (PVR 14). (12 October 2024)

Route 150 retained by Arriva London: North from Barking (DX) with existing hybrid double decker buses introduced (PVR 15). (12 October 2024)

Route 175 retained by Arriva London: North from Barking (DX) with existing hybrid double decker buses introduced (PVR 14). (12 October 2024)

Route 257 retained by Stagecoach: East London from Leyton (T) with new electric double decker buses introduced (PVR 16). (12 October 2024)

Route 341 retained by Arriva London: North from Tottenham (AR) with new electric double decker buses introduced (PVR 19). (12 October 2024)

Route 22 retained by Go Ahead London: London Central from Putney (AF) with new electric double decker buses introduced (PVR 18). (19 October 2024)

Route U1/U2 retained by Metroline: West from Uxbridge (UX) with new electric single decker buses introduced (PVR TBC). (26 October 2024)

Route U3 retained by Metroline: West from Uxbridge (UX) with new electric double decker buses introduced (PVR TBC). (26 October 2024)

Route U4 retained by Metroline: West from Uxbridge (UX) with new electric double decker buses introduced (PVR 12). (26 October 2024)

November
Route 370 retained by Arriva London: North from Grays (GY) with existing hybrid double decker buses introduced (PVR 13). (2 November 2024)

Route 627 retained by Arriva London: South from Croydon (TC) with existing hybrid double decker buses introduced (PVR 3). (2 November 2024)

Route 34 retained by Arriva London: North from Palmers Green (AD) with new electric double decker buses introduced (PVR 18). (9 November 2024)

Route 176 retained by Go Ahead London: London Central from Camberwell (Q) with existing New Routemaster buses (PVR 22). (9 November 2024)

Route 192 retained by Arriva London: North from Enfield (E) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro200 MMC buses (PVR 15). (9 November 2024)

Route 188 retained by Go Ahead London: London Central from Morden Wharf (MG) with new electric double decker buses introduced (PVR 22). (9 November 2024)

Route 419 retained by RATP: London United from Hounslow (AV) with existing diesel single decker buses introduced (PVR 12). (9 November 2024)

Route SL1 retained by Arriva London: North from Palmers Green (AD) with new electric double decker buses introduced (PVR 11). (9 November 2024)

December
Route 6 retained by Metroline: Travel from Willesden (AC) with existing Wright Eclipse Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B5LH buses (PVR 18). (7 December 2024)

Route 88 retained by Go Ahead London: London General from Stockwell (SW) with new electric double decker buses introduced (PVR 22). (7 December 2024)

Route 98 retained by Metroline: Travel from Willesden (AC) with new electric double decker buses introduced (PVR 22). (7 December 2024)

Route 170 retained by Go Ahead London: London General from Stockwell (SW) with existing diesel single decker buses (PVR 18). (7 December 2024)

Route 278 retained by Transport UK: West London from Hayes (DH) with existing hybrid double decker buses (PVR 12). (7 December 2024)

Route 355 retained by Go Ahead London: London General with new electric single decker buses introduced (PVR 13). (7 December 2024)

Route 360 retained by Go Ahead London: London Central from Camberwell (Q) with new electric single decker buses introduced (PVR 11). (7 December 2024)

82 comments:

  1. Awesome blog keep up the great work!

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  2. How about a post discussing the Scania N series with East Lancs Olympus bodywork as run on route 7. With there huge upper deck front window and better leg room these are my favourite buses at the moment but they never get a mention on the blogs.

    K

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    1. Hey K, I too do indeed love the East Lancs Olympus buses with the Scania N230UD chassis on route 7, for the same reasons you have stated and then also because of its agility and reactions - it can brake quickly and it can turn faster than any other vehicle in London, which is impressive considering its bulkiness. Expect an article on the buses next year.

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  3. from reading the upcoming changes, are you stating that route 272 will be transferred from shepherds bush garage (S) to Park Royal (PK)? if this is the case then this add fuel to the garage rumours. From my understanding, we will get the E3 route in May to run out of Stamford Brook, Route 10 will be transferred to Shepherds Bush cause of space limitations (V), then at some point converted to new route masters like the 148 in Feb and finally move the 272 back to Park Royal. this all may give a reason why C1/272 duo rota has now split. what do you guys think, would love to hear feedback?

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    1. I've made changes to the upcoming change, there will be no transfer. I am, for the moment, unfamiliar with route E3 but with Stamford Brook (V) at near full capacity and Shepherd's Bush (S) with more routes to operate, I'd assume Park Royal (PK) the ideal garage to be allocated to. Would also be nice to see Park Royal (PK) get a batch of hybrids as the aforementioned nearby garages already do.

      I hope route 10 does not get Borismasters; as much as I favoured the conversion of route 9 out of all others, I like the current route 10 allocation and it's odd-working/night service hybrids and I'm disappointed with the fact that route 148 will be absent of conductors - it's just a waste of money for the introduction of these extremely expensive and now pointless Borismasters when the current Scania OmniCity buses on the route are of good condition, with the occasional likeable Alexander ALX400 and Alexander Dennis Enviro400 hybrid workings.

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    2. I get the E3 quite often. I think at first it's gonna be quite wierd seeing Scania's running them although I like them. The Enviro's were really good for seating especially on the bottom deck when it came to the busy periods. I was kinda hoping they'd bring a patial allocation of these if anything like they do on 120.

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  4. The route E3 runs from Chiswick through to Greenford Broadway with an ideal Driver change over point at Turnham Green Church, so it seems right for the route work out of Stamford Brook.
    also if the route was to come to Shepherd's Bush, it could either share vehicles from the 94 (ADH) or if a conversion was to happen, LT's with the 148.
    Im a Driver on the 148 and we have reputable people that board with fare evasion at a low, so drivers are quite annoyed with the fact of having no CSA's too, as it will damage the reputation of a high profile route. I sure hope TFL will realise this and act quickly to change it. one thing that has got my attention with the new Routemasters, the whole engine start procedure its absolutely ridiculous taking about 5 steps to start the bus where a Scania Omnicity takes two. You would think moving in to a modern era things will get simpler but the Borismater already fails at that.

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    1. I'm not an expert at this sort of stuff, but I don't think the E3 will get some LT's. It's my local route and it goes through some pretty dull areas. I hope the E3 gets SP's though, because I love SP's and I'd love to see them everyday going along my main road. I've heard something about the E3 being run from Stamford Brook, the 391 and 419 moving to Fulwell and then the 71 moving to Tolworth. This seems like a mad idea because the 65/71's buses can't mix if this is to happen. I would run the E3 out of Stamford Brook and let the 27 move to Shepherds Bush so that the 27's and 94's ADH's can mix easily. If you think this is a nutty idea, please reply explaining why!!! LBOTG

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  5. According to the Bus Forum, the 53 is getting all 32 of the Gemini 2 Hybrids that were meant to be for the 54 and 75 and the 54 and 75 is getting 32 of the Enviro 400 Hybrids that were meant to go to Plumstead (PD) garage, but the Bus Forum didn't mention anything about what's happening with the 96, 122 and 472, so don't change anything yet!

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  6. To London Buses on the go, your dream may come true as i have been also told the Route E3 will get the SP's from the route 10, with this in mind does the ex E3 buses from enviros at Metroline get awarded to the Route 282?
    i never meant to imply the route E3 will get LT's as they are aimed at high profile Central London routes just to clear up any misunderstanding from the previous post.

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    1. Thanks, 148 Driver. If the E3's TE's go on to the 282, it makes sense although where will the rest of the bunch go? Replace TP's?

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  7. Optare are supposed to be launching a new DD in May. Do you think any London bus operators will take any of these? Also, there new MetroCity is aimed at London market. Apart from Quality Line (Epsom), have you heard of any orders for these? Thanks

    MU

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    1. A prototype of the new Wright Eclipse Gemini 3 bodywork based on a new Volvo B5TL chassis is at Go-Ahead London from Camberwell (Q) with another prototype for Metroline Travel arriving at Perivale West (PA) soon, so I would assume a prototype of the new Optare double-decker will be made for us before operators start ordering.

      London United were supposed to have an Optare MetroCity on the road from back in December from Stamford Brook (V) but I don't know when it will arrive now. An Optare Solo SR was at Hounslow (AV) a few months ago for a few days; this is supposed to be linked to the garage receiving the Optare MetroCity, maybe even in a small batch.

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    2. And Stagecoach London arriving at Plumstead (PD) for route 53 then routes 96 and 99 soon.

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  8. L Bus Breh - thanks for reply.

    MU

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  9. The 136 extension has been delayed
    I'm not sure wheter it is 29 March, 26 April or 10 May

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    1. Thank you for the notice. The Stagecoach Shambles continue, even if TfL perpetrated this delay! Route 136 extension has been postponed to 10 May 2014 and this page has now been updated.

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  10. Just incase if you didn't know, E10 will be operated from TGM's Heathrow garage / depot (HE)

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    1. Where abouts in Heathrow will TGM place their garage? I'm guessing somewhere in the cargo area near Terminal 4?

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  11. Isn't the S4 route run by Quality Line of Epsom Coaches Group? What would they do with the current Optare Solos on this route (YE52FHL-R)- (YN53SVP-R).

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  12. this is what i dont understand, it understand that S4 has been awarded to Abellio London, but in logistical Terms, it plain stupid to allocate the single deckers at Walworth when the route operates NO WHERE NEAR camberwell and that kind of areas. its a route that operates in the Sutton Borough, going through Belmont, Wallington etc. just imagine the journey each driver would have to make to get back to the Garage. its not sensible in my opinion

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    1. It's actually running from Beddington Cross I think.

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  13. Any news on the Optare DD and the very late MetroCities for Quality LIne, please.

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  14. Answering my own question. New Optare MetroDecker launched yesterday 21st May at Covent Garden. Article in Telegraph. Optare hoping to start selling at end of 2014/ early 2015.

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  15. Just to point out I think the 112 is going to (ON) with Alexander Dennis Enviro 200s this may be true

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  16. Any news about Metrobus 405 changing over to other bus companys

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    1. No, 405 has been retained by Metrobus and will stay with Metrobus for at least 5 years - as for 405D (the two SDO journeys operated by Arriva), that has not been announced.

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  17. When is the 155 coming up ?

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  18. Route Current Operator New Operator PVR Vehicles
    229 London Central Arriva Kent Thameside 20 Double deck (type tbc)
    353 Metrobus Metrobus 8 Existing double deck
    359 Metrobus Metrobus 3 Existing single deck
    469 Stagecoach Selkent Arriva Kent Thameside 8 New diesel single deck
    492 Arriva Kent Thameside Arriva Kent Thameside 7 Double deck (type tbc)
    616 London General London General 2 Existing diesel double deck
    654 Metrobus Metrobus 1 Existing double deck
    B12 Arriva Kent Thameside Arriva Kent Thameside 7 Existing diesel single deck
    B13 Arriva Kent Thameside Arriva Kent Thameside 6 New diesel single deck
    W10 London General London General 0* Existing diesel single deck

    * Offpeak service using bus allocated to another route.

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    1. Thanks! We only show tender results where service changes are for this year.

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    2. But we got the 229/469/492/B12 and B13 operators wrong.

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  19. Heard a rumour the 3 could come to BC. Can anyone confirm.

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  20. So whats up with the two new routemasters for the 285, still not arrived, Starting to think its a rumour.

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    1. Yes, hence I referred to the page's KEY when I noticed this service change had been added to the blog. Text with inverted commas and/or in red font are considered rumoured and uncertain service changes.

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    1. Not anytime soon, I don't think.

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    2. No It will not get refurbish.

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  22. When is the next tender award

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    1. On the 9th All routes retained by their current operators.

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  23. Route Current Operator New Operator PVR Vehicles 
    229 London Central Stagecoach Kent Thameside 20 Double deck (type tbc)
    353 Metrobus Metrobus 8 Existing double deck
    359 Metrobus Metrobus 3 Existing single deck
    469 Stagecoach Selkent Stagecoach Kent Thameside 8 New diesel single deck
    492 Stagecoach Kent Thameside Stagecoach Kent Thameside 7 Double deck (type tbc)
    616 London General London General 2 Existing diesel double deck
    654 Metrobus Metrobus 1 Existing double deck
    B12 Stagecoach Kent Thameside Stagecoach Kent Thameside 7 Existing diesel single deck
    B13 Stagecoach Kent Thameside Stagecoach Kent Thameside 6 New diesel single deck
    W10 London General London General 0* Existing diesel single deck

    * Offpeak service using bus allocated to another route

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  24. That was one shocking tender result yesterday. Couldn't believe that LU lost the 57- felt the same when the 33 was snatched off LU to NCP only to return a few years later. Really hope that the 57 can return to LU one day. Also means the end of the TA's, and my favourite bus in the whole world, TA213, that overevving thrash is just amazing. Go ride it now (FW bus). But congrats for winning back the 85 and retaining all other routes. Now hoping that they can snatch back the 290 from Abelio.

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  25. Route 296 retained by Stagecoach London from Romford (NS) with new Alexander Dennis Enviro200 buses.

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    1. Instead, there will be 10 Enviro200s from route 256 on 3rd September 2016 and route 256 will use new

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  26. Anyone know anything about the 346 in Tranche 535? Got told it was either Arriva or Go-Ahead by a driver today!

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    1. Answering my own question, 346 has been awarded to Go-Ahead with a PVR increase of 1. It will use SE232-4 (ex-W19 Euro 6 Enviro 200s)

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  27. Sorry guys, what does PVR actually mean? :/

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    1. Hi there! PVR means 'Peak Vehicle Requirement' its the amount of buses needed during the peak period Mon-Fri 4.30PM - 7.30PM!

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  28. Anyone know when routes 110 and 111 are up for tender? Just wondering also when new buses Re scheduled for route 110?

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    1. They are coming up in september'ish. I expect LU to win with existing buses (33 DE's once that gets converted to DD) or Metroline with new.

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  29. Routes 195 and E6 have transferred to Greenford (G), with the buses released from E7/E9 running E6. The Metroline Travel DEs ex-E6 will be allocated to route 117 instead from Brentford (AH) meaning that no new buses are on order for route 117.

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  30. Route 346 retained by Go-Ahead London: Blue Triangle from Rainham (BE) its not retained its awarded.

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  33. Is anyone up for the idea that the 90 and 120 should be extended to Ruislip and if they withdraw the 82 service they should reintroduce it as a route from Ruislip to Watford via carpenders park

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  34. I'm also thinking that thy could extend the u1 or create a u6/u8 to harrow via pinner and northwood hills doesn't matter if service is withdrawn from west drayton. Hopefully they extend u3 to Ruislip via Ickenham and west ruislip

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  35. I only just noticed the possible route 316 extension up to Staples Corner in Brent Cross! This would be very convenient for shoppers. I'm also excited about the double-deckers that will be serving the route, hopefully E400Hs with not too many TAs!!

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    1. 316 double decking has been scrapped

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    2. This is ridiculous. How will overcrowding issues ever be tackled? Just because of an MP who doesn't want double decker buses on her road.

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  36. Leyton (T) disposed of all its scanias after losing the 48 contract, and the 215 is now operated using existing enviro 400 buses so you might want to change what it says for 215.

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  37. I'm sad that Metroline are now going only for the mark 2 Gemini 3s and not the MMCs because they look so good and suit Metroline interior well.

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  38. I don't mind the Gemini 3 Mark 2s but I do mind the Gemini 1 Volvo B7TLs and Gemini 2 Volvo B9TLs and Scania N230UDs.

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  39. how much longer do the 208, 199 and 136 have on their current contract, i want a change round my end for once lol

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  40. Why is 386 being transferred to TL on the same day as 181/284?

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  41. Why is 386 being transferred on the same day as 181/284 going into SLN?

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  42. Congrats for the 165, 179, 193, 252 and 390... If 193 only looks like 386 enviro200.

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  43. 51 London General - Metrobus, I think... But 161 has an opposite effect MB>PD

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  45. The rest of 188 batch WHV168-96 Gemini 3's Hybrid can transfer to London General (Stockwell Garage). I remember the old 188 passes to Stockwell. It should be like: 11 77 87 88 93 118 155 170 188 315 322 432 570
    Night routes: N11 N44 N87 88 N155 188
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    Create spaces on PVR: 26 Route 188

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  46. Route 252 is getting 14 vehicles transferred from Leyton previously operated on route 179.

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  47. 317 Will Pass To Metroline

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  48. 223 is operated from London United at Park Royal (RP) garage, not London Soverign

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  51. Any news of route 328 yet?

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  52. Any news on route 78?

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