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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.

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Tenders 2014
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Tenders 2017
Tenders 2018


  • January

    Westbourne Park start a new chapter on route 228 which was won from Metroline
  • February

    Metroline start new contracts to routes 43 and 134 with brand new electric buses, although some MCV buses temporarily fill in
  • March

    An eventful month sees route C2 get withdrawn, Go Ahead take on route 396 and Tower Transit take on the 262 and 473
  • April

    Two years after the 427 moved to Abellio from Metroline West route 207 follows in its footsteps
  • May

    Stagecoach retain the contract to route 54 with brand new buses
  • June

    After many years at Bromley garage the 227 makes a move to Go Ahead London

  • July

    Go Ahead London retain the contract to route 286 as well as taking over operation of route 208

  • August

    A long wait since the tender announcement in 2017 the 214 finally makes the move to Go Ahead London alongside further wins of the 209 and 232

  • September

    Route 395 starts its new contract with RATP this month while route H13 goes the other way

  • October

    Stagecoach take on the contract to route 128 which was snatched from Arriva

  • November

    Route 102 continues for another 5 years at Arriva, route 34 and 192 also return back after 5 years away

  • December

    After a short contract extension route 94 starts a brand new contract with RATP

January
Route 603 awarded to Sullivan Buses from South Mimms (SM) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro400 buses* introduced. School holiday service discontinued. (PVR 2). (12 January 2019)
*Former Tower Transit buses.

Route 969 discontinued. (12 January 2019)*
*Postponed until further notice.

Route 228 awarded to Tower Transit from Westbourne Park (X) with existingand new Wright Streetlite buses* buses introduced (PVR 9). (19 January 2019)
*6 buses from a PVR reduction on route 236 and introduction of Hydrogen buses on route 444.

Route 96 retained by Stagecoach: Selkent from Plumstead (PD) with existing EuroVI Alexander Dennis Enviro400H buses* (PVR 24). (26 January 2019)
*Some buses from route 472 alongside existing allocation

Route 428 retained by Arriva London: North from Dartford (DT) with existing Wright Gemini 2 bodied VDL DB300 buses introduced*. Route withdrawn between Crayford and Bluewater (PVR 4). (26 January 2019)
*Buses from routes 106, 144, 253 and 403

Route 472 retained by Stagecoach: Selkent from Plumstead (PD) with existing EuroVI Alexander Dennis Enviro400H buses. (PVR 16)*. (26 January 2019)
*PVR decrease postponed to co-incide with the introduction of the Elizabeth Line,

Route 601 retained by Stagecoach: Selkent from Plumstead (PD) with existing EuroV Diesel Double Decker buses (PVR 7). (26 January 2019)

Route 602 retained by Stagecoach: Selkent from Plumstead (PD) with existing EuroV Diesel Double Decker buses (PVR 2). (26 January 2019)

Route B11 retained by Go Ahead London: London Central from Bexleyheath (BX) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro200 buses (PVR 5). (26 January 2019)

Route B15 retained by Arriva London: North from Dartford (DT) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro200 buses (PVR 6). (26 January 2019)
*From route 428

Route N9 transferred by RATP: London United to Stamford Brook (V). Short workings between Hounslow and Aldwych withdrawn. Some early and late trips withdrawn. Converted to 'New Routemaster' operation. (26 January 2019)

February
Route 43 retained by Metroline: Travel from Holloway (HT) with new MCV EvoSeti bodied Volvo B5LH buses temporarily introduced (PVR 32). (2 February 2019)

Route 134 retained by Metroline: Travel from Potters Bar (PB) with new MCV EvoSeti bodied Volvo B5LH buses temporarily introduced. Night service transferred to Potters Bar (PB) (PVR 27). (2 February 2019)

Route 3 retained by Abellio London from Walworth (WL) with existing Euro VI New Routemaster buses (PVR 19). (9 February 2019)

Route 122 retained by Stagecoach: Selkent from Plumstead (PD) with existing EuroVI Alexander Dennis Enviro400H buses (PVR 17). (9 February 2019)

Route 486 retained by Go Ahead London: London Central from Bexleyheath (BX) with existing Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL buses introduced (PVR 14). (23 February 2019)
*From routes 20 and 357

March
Route 15(H) reduced to operate summer weekends and public holidays only. (2 March 2019)

Route 123 retained by Arriva London: North from Tottenham (AR)* with existing Wright Pulsar Gemini bodied DB300 buses (PVR 20). (2 March 2019)
*Allocation moved from Edmonton (EC) to Tottenham (AR)

Route 158 awarded to Arriva London: North from Edmonton (EC) with existing Wright Eclipse Gemini bodied Volvo B9TL buses* and Wright Pulsar Gemini bodied DB300 buses introduced. (PVR 18). (2 March 2019)
*From former route 123 allocation

Route 27 withdrawn between Chiswick Business Park and Hammersmith Grove, night service withdrawn. (9 March 2019)

Route 440 rerouted via Chiswick Business Park to terminate at Turnham Green (9 March 2019)

Route N27 introduced running every night between Hammersmith Upper Bus Station and Chalk Farm (9 March 2019)

Route 20 awarded to CT Plus from Walthamstow Avenue (AW) with new Alexander Dennis E40H City buses introduced* (PVR 10). (23 March 2019)
*2 Enviro400s also hired from Stagecoach London temporarily pending frequency reduction to route 388

Route 275 retained by Stagecoach: East London from Leyton (T) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro400 buses* (PVR 13). (23 March 2019)
*Three vehicles from route 158 allocation

Route 393 awarded to Metroline: Travel from Holloway (HT) with existing buses new Alexander Dennis Enviro200 MMC buses introduced (PVR 14). (23 March 2019)
*Ordered buses cannot fit on the route, existing Arriva Enviro200s hired temporarily 

Route 25 allocated with Wright Streetdeck HEV96 Micro-Hybrid (WH31101-128) buses. (25 March 2019)

Route 87 allocated with existing 'New Routemaster' buses introduced* (30 March 2019)
*From route 88

Route 88 extended to Parliament Hill fields and rerouted between Great Portland Street and Camden Town via route C2. Allocated with Alexander Dennis Enviro400H and Alexander Dennis Enviro400H MMC buses introduced* (30 March 2019)
*From route 87 and 176

Route 176 partially allocated with existing 'New Routemaster' buses introduced* (30 March 2019)
*From Route 88

Route 262 awarded to Tower Transit from Lea Interchange (LI) with existing Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL buses introduced* (PVR 11). (30 March 2019)
*From former route 25 allocation

Route 372 retained by Stagecoach: East London from Rainham (RM) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro400 buses (PVR 7). (30 March 2019)

Route 396 awarded to Go Ahead London: Blue Triangle from River Road (RR) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro200 buses introduced* (PVR 4). (30 March 2019)
*From former route D6 allocation

Route 473 awarded to Tower Transit from Lea Interchange (LI) with existing Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL buses introduced (PVR 9). (30 March 2019)
*From former route 25 allocation

Route 317 awarded to Metroline: Travel from Potters Bar (PB) with new existing Alexander Dennis Enviro400 buses* introduced (PVR 5). (30 March 2019)
*From route 134

Route 493 retained by Go Ahead London: London General from Waterside Way (PL) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro200 buses (PVR 16). (30 March 2018).

Route C2 discontinued. (30 March 2019)

Route 391 allocated with new Alexander Dennis Enviro200 MMC (DLE30332-30347) buses introduced. (March 2019)

April
Route 207 awarded to Abellio London from Hayes (WS) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro400 buses*, Alexander Dennis Enviro400H MMC buses** and new Alexander Dennis Enviro400SH MMC buses introduced. (2001-2005)*** (PVR 28). Route withdrawn between Shepherd's Bush Station and White City Bus Station. (6 April 2019)
*Former route C2 allocation
**Former route 415 allocation
***Buses will be 48 Volt Smart Hybrids

Route 607 retained by Metroline: West from Greenford (G)* with new MCV EvoSeti bodied Volvo B5LH buses introduced (PVR 19) Route withdrawn between Shepherd's Bush Station and White City Bus Station. Extra stop introduced at Iron Bridge to facilitate driver changeovers (6 April 2019)
*Route transfers from Uxbridge (UX)

Route 321 transferred by Go Ahead London: London Central to Bexleyheath. (6 April 2019)

Route N1 partially transferred by Go Ahead London: London General to Peckham (PM). (6 April 2019)

Route N21 converted to conventional Hybrid Double Decker operation. (6 April 2019)

Route N89 transferred by Go Ahead London: London Central to New Cross (NX), Hybrid Double Decker buses introduced. (7 April 2019)

Route N279 transferred by Arriva London: North to Edmonton (EC), Wright Eclipse Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B5LH buses introduced. (7 April 2019)
*From route 259

Route 19 rerouted towards Battersea Bridge via New Oxford Street instead of the eastern part of Shaftesbury Avenue (20 April 2019)

Route 24 rerouted towards Pimlico direct via Tottenham Court Road and Charing Cross Road (20 April 2019)

Route 29 rerouted towards Trafalgar Square direct via Tottenham Court Road and Charing Cross Road (20 April 2019)

Route 38 rerouted towards Victoria via New Oxford Street instead of the eastern part of Shaftesbury Avenue (20 April 2019)

Route 73 rerouted towards Oxford Circus direct via Tottenham Court Road (20 April 2019)

Route 134 rerouted towards Tottenham Court Road Station directly via Tottenham Court Road with the final set down point at St Giles High Street (20 April 2019)

Route 390 rerouted towards Victoria direct via Tottenham Court Road (20 April 2019)

Route 689 retained by Arriva London: South with an Alexander Dennis Enviro400 bus* (20 April 2019)
*From route 250

Route N5 rerouted towards Trafalgar Square directly via Tottenham Court Road and Charing Cross Road (20 April 2019)

Route N19 rerouted towards Clapham Junction via New Oxford Street instead of the eastern part of Shaftesbury Avenue (20 April 2019)

Route N38 rerouted towards Victoria via New Oxford Street instead of the eastern part of Shaftesbury Avenue (20 April 2019)

Route N41 rerouted towards Trafalgar Square direct via Tottenham Court Road and Charing Cross Road (20 April 2019)

Route N73 rerouted towards Oxford Circus direct via Tottenham Court Road (20 April 2019)

Route N253 rerouted towards Tottenham Court Road station direct via Tottenham Court Road with the final set down point at St Giles High Street (20 April 2019)

Route N279  rerouted towards towards Trafalgar Square direct via Tottenham Court Road and Charing Cross Road (20 April 2019)

Route 4 rerouted towards Archway in Highbury Corner via the south and east sides instead of the north and west (22 April 2019)

Route 19 rerouted towards Finsbury Park in Highbury Corner via the south and east sides instead of the north and west (22 April 2019)

Route 30 rerouted towards Hackney in Highbury Corner via the south and east sides instead of the north and west (22 April 2019)

Route 43 rerouted towards Friern Barnet in Highbury Corner via the south and east sides instead of the north and west (22 April 2019)

Route 263 rerouted towards Barnet Hospital in Highbury Corner via the south and east sides instead of the north and west (22 April 2019)

Route 271 rerouted towards Highgate Village in Highbury Corner via the south and east sides instead of the north and west (22 April 2019)

Route 393 rerouted towards Chalk Farm in Highbury Corner via the south and east sides instead of the north and west (22 April 2019)

Route N19 rerouted towards Finsbury Park in Highbury Corner via the south and east sides instead of the north and west (22 April 2019)

Route N41 rerouted towards Tottenham Hale in Highbury Corner via the south and east sides instead of the north and west (22 April 2019)

Route 75 retained by Stagecoach: Selkent from Catford (TL) with new Alexander Dennis Enviro400SH MMC buses introduced (PVR 14). Route withdrawn between West Croydon and Croydon Town Centre. (27 April 2019)

Route 240 retained by Metroline: Travel from Edgware (EW) with existing Diesel Double Decker buses introduced (PVR 8). (27 April 2019)

May
Route 54 retained by Stagecoach: Selkent from Catford (TL) with new Alexander Dennis Enviro400SH MMC buses introduced (PVR 17). (4 May 2019)

Route 242 withdrawn between Shoreditch and St Paul's and rerouted via Commercial Street to terminate at Aldgate. Night service withdrawn. (18 May 2019)

Route N242 introduced running between Homerton Hospital and Tottenham Court Road station (18 May 2019)

Route 124 retained by Stagecoach: Selkent from Catford (TL) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro200 buses (PVR 15). (25 May 2019)

Route 136 retained by Stagecoach: Selkent from Catford (TL) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro400SH MMC buses (PVR 20). (25 May 2019)

Route 272 retained by RATP: London United from Shepherd's Bush (S) with new EuroVI diesel single decker buses introduced (PVR 8). (25 May 2019)

Route 440 retained by RATP: London United from Park Royal (RP) with new Alexander Dennis Enviro200 MMC buses introduced (PVR 11). Route extended from Stonebridge Park to Wembley Arena. (25 May 2019)

Route E11 awarded to Abellio London from Southall (AB) with new Alexander Dennis Enviro200 MMC introduced (PVR 5). (25 May 2019)

Route 43 new Alexander Dennis E40H City EV buses introduced (TBC)

June
Route E3 retained by RATP: London United from Stamford Brook (V) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro400H buses (PVR 20). (1 June 2019)

Route E10 awarded to Abellio London from Southall (AB) with new Alexander Dennis Enviro200 MMC buses introduced (PVR 10). Route extended to Osterley.(1 June 2019)

Route 3 withdrawn between Piccadilly Circus and Whitehall, Horse Guards (15 June 2019)

Route 4 withdrawn between St Paul's and Waterloo and rerouted to terminate at Blackfriars Station (15 June 2019)

Route 9 rerouted via Piccadilly Circus and Piccadilly (15 June 2019)

Route 14 withdrawn between Tottenham Court Road Station and Warren Street and extended to Russell Square (15 June 2019)

Route 40 withdrawn between Aldgate and Elephant & Castle and extended via Blackfriars Bridge and Ludgate Circus to Clerkenwell Green (15 June 2019)

Route 45 withdrawn between King's Cross and Elephant & Castle (15 June 2019)

Route 53 withdrawn between Lambeth North and Whitehall, Horse Guards. Night service withdrawn (15 June 2019)

Route 59 withdrawn between Euston and King's Cross (15 June 2019)

Route 67 withdrawn between Dalston Junction and Aldgate (15 June 2019)

Route 76 rerouted via the London Wall between Moorgate and St Paul's (15 June 2019)

Route 100 extended from the London Wall to St Paul's Station (15 June 2019)

Route 134 withdrawn between Warren Street and Tottenham Court Road Station (15 June 2019)

Route 171 withdrawn between Holborn Station and Elephant & Castle (15 June 2019)

Route 172 withdrawn between Clerkenwell Green and Aldwych (15 June 2019)

Route 205 rerouted via Euston Road no longer serving Marylebone Station forecourt (15 June 2019)

Route 301 introduced by Arriva London: North from Dartford (DT) with existing Wright Pulsar Gemini bodied VDL DB300 buses introduced (PVR 10). New route running between Woolwich and Bexleyheath, Shopping Centre. (15 June 2019)

Route 341 rerouted via Farringdon Road and Charterhouse street (15 June 2019)

Route 343 extended from City Hall to Aldgate (15 June 2019)

Route 388 withdrawn between Elephant & Castle and Liverpool Street (15 June 2019)

Route 476 withdrawn between King's Cross and Euston (15 June 2019)

Route RV1 discontinued (15 June 2019)

Route N53 introduced running between Plumstead station and Whitehall, Horse Guard's Parade (15 June 2019)

Route 227 awarded to Go Ahead London: Metrobus with new Wright Streetlite Max buses introduced (PVR 12). (22 June 2019)

Route 8 retained by Stagecoach: East London from Bow (BW) with existing New Routemaster buses (PVR 28?). (29 June 2019)

Route 211 awarded to RATP: London United from Stamford Brook (V) with existing EuroVI New Routemaster buses (PVR 16). (29 June 2019)

Route 406 retained by RATP: Quality Line from Epsom (EB) with existing Scania Omnicity bodied N230UD buses* introduced (PVR 7). (29 June 2019)
*From route 65

Route 65 partially allocated with Wright Eclipse Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B5LH buses* introduced (TBA)
*10 buses ordered against route 406 contract

July
Route 375 retained by Arriva London: North with one Single Decker bus to be confirmed (PVR 1). (6 July 2019)

Route 681 retained by RATP: London United with new EuroVI Hybrid Double Decker buses introduced (PVR 2). (6 July 2019)

Route 286 retained by Go Ahead London: London Central from Morden Wharf (MG) with existing Wright Streetlite buses (PVR 14). (13 July 2019)

Route 81 awarded to Metroline: Travel from Lampton (SG) with existing EuroV Double Decker buses introduced (PVR 16). (27 July 2019)

Route 208 awarded to Go Ahead London: Metrobus from Orpington (MB) with new Alexander Dennis Enviro400H MMC buses introduced. (PVR 16). (27 July 2019)

August
Route 232 awarded to Go Ahead London: London General from Northumberland Park with Wright Streetlite buses introduced (PVR 16). (3 August 2019)

Route 209 awarded to Go Ahead London: London General from Putney (AF) with new Alexander Dennis Enviro200 MMC buses introduced (PVR 10). (17 August 2019)

Route 214 Awarded to Go Ahead London: London General from Northumberland Park (NP) with new Enviro200 MMC bodied BYD Electric buses introduced (PVR 19). (17 August 2019)

Route 490 retained by Abellio London: West from Twickenham (TF) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro200 and Alexander Dennis Enviro200 MMC buses (PVR 16). (24 August 2019)

Route 497 introduced by Stagecoach: East London from Romford (NS) with new EuroVI single decker buses introduced (PVR 2). New route running between Harold Wood Station and Hildene Avenue (24 August 2019)

Route 197 awarded to Go Ahead London: Metrobus from Croydon (C) with new Alexander Dennis Enviro400H MMC buses introduced (PVR 15). (31 August 2019)

Route 205 retained by Stagecoach: East London from Bow (BW) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro400H buses (PVR 23). (31 August 2019)

Route 663 awarded to Go Ahead London: Metrobust from Croydon (C) with an existing 2010 EuroV diesel double decker bus introduced (PVR 1). (31 August 2019)

Route 134 new Optare Metrodecker EV buses introduced (TBC)

September
Route 395 awarded to RATP: London Sovereign with new EuroVI single decker buses introduced. Rerouted via Harrow on the Hill. (PVR 6). (7 September 2019)

Route 672 retained by Stagecoach: Selkent with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro400 buses introduced (PVR 0*). (7 September 2019)
*Two buses to be crosslinked from another route

Route H13 awarded to Metroline: West with existing EuroV single decker buses introduced (PVR 6). (7 September 2019)

Route 100 retained by Go Ahead: London Central* from Camberwell (Q) with new Alexander Dennis Enviro200 MMC bodied BYD Electric buses introduced (PVR 9). (21 September 2019)
*Currently at Docklands Buses

October
Route 201 retained by Abellio London from Beddington Cross (BC) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro200 buses (PVR 10). (5 October 2019)

Route 661 awarded to Stagecoach: Selkent from Bromley (TB) with an existing EuroIV Double Decker bus introduced (PVR 1). (5 October 2019)

Route 669 awarded to Stagecoach: Selkent from Plumstead (PD) with existing EuroV double Decker buses introduced (PVR 2). (5 October 2019)

Route 48 discontinued (12 October 2019)

Route 55 extended from Leyton, Baker's Arms to Walthamstow Bus Station via Hoe Street (12 October 2019)

Route 128 awarded to Stagecoach: East London from Romford (NS) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro400 buses* (PVR 14). (12 October 2019)
*From former route 208 allocation

Route 296 transferred by Stagecoach: East London to Barking (BK). (12 October 2019)

Route 388 extended from Liverpool Street to London Bridge (12 October 2019)

November
Route 364 retained by Go Ahead London: Blue Triangle from River Road (RR) with new Alexander Dennis Enviro200 MMC buses introduced (PVR 14). (2 November 2019)

Route 407 retained by Abellio London from Beddington Cross (BC) with hybrid Double Decker buses to be confirmed (PVR 15). (2 November 2019)

Route 627 retained by Arriva London: South from Croydon (TC) with existing EuroV Double Decker buses introduced (PVR 3). (2 November 2019)

Route 24 awarded to Abellio London from Battersea (QB) with existing New Routemaster* buses (PVR 17). (9 November 2019)
*Current allocation under Metroline

Route 27 awarded to Abellio London from Battersea (QB) with existing New Routemaster* buses (PVR 22). (9 November 2019)
*Current allocation under RATP

Route 34 awarded to Arriva London: North with Hybrid Double Decker buses to be confirmed (PVR 22). (9 November 2019)

Route 102 retained by Arriva London: North from Palmers Green (AD) with Hybrid Double Decker buses to be confirmed (PVR 26). (9 November 2019)

Route 192 awarded to Arriva London: North with new EuroVI Diesel Single Decker buses introduced (PVR 15). (9 November 2019)

Route 267 awarded to Abellio London from Twickenham (TF) with existing New Routemaster* buses (9 November 2019)
*Current allocation under RATP 

December
Route 52 retained by Metroline: Travel from Willesden (AC) with existing Wright Eclipse Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B5LH buses (PVR 18). (7 December 2019)

Route 94 retained by RATP: London United from Shepherd's Bush (S) with Double Deckers to be confirmed (PVR TBC). (7 December 2019)

Route 266 awarded to RATP: London United from Park Royal (RP) with existing Double Deckers to be confirmed (PVR 23). (7 December 2019)
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Last Update: 17/4/2019
Updates to: 19, 24, 29, 30, 34, 38, 43, 73, 102, 134, 192, 263, 271, 390, 393, N5, N19, N20, N29, N38, N41, N73 and N279
Previous Updates Include: 3, 4, 9, 14, 40, 45, 48, 53, 55, 59, 67, 76, 100, 134, 171, 172, 205, 341, 343, 388, RV1, N242 and N53

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

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  19. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. Route 346 retained by Go-Ahead London: Blue Triangle from Rainham (BE) its not retained its awarded.

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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. Why is 386 being transferred to TL on the same day as 181/284?

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

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

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  42. 51 London General - Metrobus, I think... But 161 has an opposite effect MB>PD

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

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  46. 223 is operated from London United at Park Royal (RP) garage, not London Soverign

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