Tenders!

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KEY
 Upcoming changes / "rumoured" / (batch*, surplus)  (Peak Vehicle Requirement). (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
  • January

    An eventful round of tenders in the Bexleyheath area sees Go-Ahead and Stagecoach with work to do while Arriva scoops the lion's share of routes.
  • February

    After a rocky start to the year Go-Ahead win route 153 with new electric buses.
  • March

    A big month for Stagecoach with gains in the South and the opening of a new garage in Lower Sydenham.
  • April

    Tower Transit lose longstanding Westbourne Park route 31 to Metroline West.
  • May

    Stagecoach London pinch route 474 from its long standing home at Go-Ahead London while retaining contracts to routes 241 and 330.
  • June

    Metroline take another one of Tower Transit's major routes with a new contract to route 30.
  • July

    Route 415 receives a top-up as a result of a reduced frequency for route 211.
  • August

    Route R9 continues another 5 years with Go-Ahead London.
  • September

    The RATP group establish themselves as a major operator in northwest London with new contracts to routes H12, H18 and H19.
  • October

    Routes 94, 223 and 224 have new contracts expected to commence this month.
  • November

    RATP take on the contract to route 79 with new buses introduced.
  • December

    Route 104 gets split into two routes in anticipation of the new Elizabeth Line along with a move to Go-Ahead London.
January
Route 123 partially allocated with existing Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL (VLW901-VLW910)* buses introduced (PVR 19). (2 January 2018)
*From route 266 under Tower Transit.

Route 142 awarded to RATP: London Sovereign from Edgware (BT) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro400 buses introduced. (PVR 16) (6 January 2018)

Route 363 re-routed over the Bricklayers Arms flyover towards Crystal Palace. (6 January 2018)

Route 642 awarded to RATP: London Sovereign from Edgware (BT) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro400 buses introduced (PVR 3). (6 January 2018)

Route H17 transferred by RATP to London United from Park Royal (RP). (6 January 2018)

Route 36 allocated with a new Optare MetroDecker EV (MD1) bus introduced. (N/A, entered service on 9 January 2018)

Route 141 retained by Arriva London - North from Palmers Green (AD) with existing Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B5LH buses (PVR 26). (13 January 2018)

Route 329 retained by Arriva London - North from Palmers Green (AD) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro400 buses (PVR 17). (13 January 2018)

Route 635 retained by RATP: London United from Hounslow Heath (HH) with existing double-decker buses (PVR 3). (13 January 2018)

Route 170 allocated with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro200 buses (SE198-SE212) introduced* (PVR 20). (15 January 2018)
*Due to clearance issues with existing Wright StreetLites.

Route 286 allocated with existing Wright Streetlite DF buses (WS104-WS116) introduced* (PVR 14). (15 January 2018)
*Due to clearance issues with the buses on route 170.

Route 99 awarded to Arriva London - North from Dartford (DT) with existing Wright Gemini 2 bodied VDL DB300 buses introduced* (PVR 14). (20 January 2018)
*From routes 41, 141 and 253.

Route 269 awarded to Arriva London - North from Dartford (DT) with existing Wright Gemini 2 bodied VDL DB300 buses introduced* (PVR 12). (20 January 2018)
*From routes 41, 141 and 253.

Route 401 awarded to Arriva London - North from Dartford (DT) with existing Wright Gemini 2 bodied VDL DB300 buses introduced* (PVR 7). (20 January 2018)
*From routes 41, 141 and 253.

Route 422 awarded to Stagecoach: Selkent from Plumstead (PD) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro400 buses and new double-decker hybrid buses introduced* (PVR 16). Route withdrawn between Bexleyheath Bus Garage and Bexleyheath Shopping Centre. (20 January 2018)
*From route 99.

Route B16 retained by Go-Ahead London: London Central from Bexleyheath (BX) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro200 buses* (PVR 9). (20 January 2018)
*Currently on route 244, but shall be displaced to route B16 once route 244 converts to double-deck. The B16 shall continue with its existing allocation until then.

Route RV1 allocated with new Van Hool A330H* (BH63101-02) buses introduced. (N/A, new buses introduced from 25 January 2018)
*Hydrogen-electric buses.

February
Route 36 retained by Go-Ahead London: London Central from New Cross (NX) with existing double-decker buses and new Alexander Dennis Enviro400SH MMC(EH226-263) buses introduced** (PVR 37). (3 February 2018)
*Buses will be 96 Volt Smart Hybrids.
**New buses postponed until May. Introduced from 12 May 2018.

Route 41/N41 retained by Arriva London - North from Tottenham (AR) with existing Wright Gemini 2 bodied VDL DB300 buses* (PVR 19). (3 February 2018)
*Route N41 allocated with existing double-decker Euro VI hybrid buses from routes 19, 243, 259 and 341.

Route 121 retained by Arriva London - North from Enfield (E) with Wright Gemini 2 bodied VDL DB300 buses (PVR 21). (3 February 2018)

Route 153 awarded to Go-Ahead London: London General from Northumberland Park (NP) with new Alexander Dennis-BYD Enviro200EV MMC (SEe65-76) buses introduced (PVR 11).  (3 February 2018)


Route 225 transferred by Go-Ahead London: London Central to Morden Wharf (MG). (3 February 2018)

Route 299 awarded to Sullivan Buses from South Mimms (SM) with new Wright Streetlite DF (SL90-98) buses introduced (PVR 7). (3 February 2018)

Route 343 awarded to Go-Ahead London: London Central from New Cross (NX) with new Alexander Dennis Enviro400H MMC (EH171-194) buses introduced (PVR 22). (3 February 2018)

Route B14 awarded to Stagecoach: Selkent from Bromley (TB) with new Alexander Dennis Enviro200 MMC* (37501-37506) buses introduced (PVR 5). (3 February 2018)
*9.0m variant.

Route W4 awarded to Arriva London - North with new Alexander Dennis Enviro200 MMC (ENN39-ENN54) buses introduced (PVR 14). (3 February 2018)

Route W6 retained by Arriva London - North from Enfield (E) with new Alexander Dennis Enviro200 MMC (ENS29-ENS39) buses introduced* (PVR 9). (3 February 2018)
*New buses introduced from 21 November 2017.

Route 470 allocated with new Alexander Dennis Enviro200 MMC (SDE20287-94) buses introduced* (PVR 7). (N/A, new buses introduced from 15 February 2018)
*To replace existing Optare Solo SR (OS20256-63) buses.

Route 233 retained by Go-Ahead London: Metrobus from Orpington (MB) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro200 buses (PVR 6). (24 February 2018)

Route H28 retained by Abellio - West London from Fulwell (TF) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro200 buses and a new single-decker bus introduced (PVR 9). (24 February 2018)

March
Route 423 retained by RATP: London United from Hounslow Heath (HH) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro200 buses (PVR 7). (3 March 2018)

Route H22 retained by RATP: London United from Hounslow Heath with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro200 and existing Alexander Dennis Enviro200 MMC buses introduced* (PVR 12). (3 March 2018)
*4 vehicles from route H98 and 8 MMCs from route 70 when that route converts to electric operation.

Route H37 retained by RATP: London United from Hounslow (AV) with existing Optare Tempo and Mercedes-Benz Citaro O530 rigid buses (PVR 15). (3 March 2018)

Route H98 retained by RATP: London United from Hounslow (AV) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro200 and existing Optare MetroCity EV (OCE1-5) buses (PVR 15). (3 March 2018)

Route 1 transferred by Go Ahead London: London Central to Morden Wharf (MG). (17 March 2018)

Route 53 re-routed over the Bricklayers Arms flyover towards Plumstead Station. (17 March 2018)

Route 138 retained by Go-Ahead London: Metrobus from Orpington (MB) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro200 buses (PVR 3). (17 March 2018)

Route 161 awarded to Stagecoach: Selkent from Plumstead (PD) with new Alexander Dennis Enviro400H MMC buses (12433-12451) introduced (PVR 17). (17 March 2018)

Route 172 awarded to Go-Ahead London: London Central from New Cross (NX) with new Alexander Dennis Enviro400H MMC  buses introduced (PVR 18). (17 March 2018)

Route 181 awarded to Stagecoach: Selkent from Kangley Bridge Road (KB) with new Alexander Dennis Enviro200 MMC* (36685-36699) buses introduced (PVR 13). (17 March 2018)
*10.9m variant.

Route 225 retained by Go-Ahead London: London Central from Morden Wharf (MG) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro200 buses* introduced (PVR 6). (17 March 2018)
*From route 284.

Route 284 awarded to Stagecoach: Selkent from Kangley Bridge Road (KB) with new Alexander Dennis Enviro200 MMC* (36671-36684) buses introduced (PVR 12). (17 March 2018)
*10.5m variant.

Route 354 transferred by Stagecoach: Selkent to Bromley (TB). (17 March 2018)

Route 356 transferred by Stagecoach: Selkent to Kangley Bridge Road (KB). (17 March 2018)

Route 386 transferred by Stagecoach: Selkent to Catford (TL). (17 March 2018)

Route 169 retained by Stagecoach: East London from Barking (BK) with new Alexander Dennis Enviro400H MMC buses introduced existing Alexander Dennis Enviro400 buses (PVR 14). (24 March 2018)

Route 247 retained by Stagecoach: East London from Romford (NS) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro400 buses* introduced (PVR 11). (24 March 2018)
*From route 238.

Route 287 retained by Stagecoach: East London from Rainham (RM) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro400 buses (PVR 7). (24 March 2018)

Route 68 awarded to Abellio London from Walworth (WL) with existing New Routemaster buses transferred* (PVR 23). (31 March 2018)
*Current allocation with Go-Ahead London.

Route 188 transferred by Go Ahead London: London Central to Camberwell (Q). (31 March 2018)

Route 468 awarded to Arriva London - South from Norwood (N) with new Wright Eclipse Gemini 3 [Mark 2] bodied Volvo B5LH (HV380-412) buses introduced (PVR 30). (31 March 2018)

Route X68 retained by Go-Ahead London: London Central from Camberwell (Q) with new Alexander Dennis Enviro400H MMC buses introduced (PVR 10). (31 March 2018)

April
Route 389/399 awarded to Sullivan buses from South Mimms (SM) with existing Wright Streetlite DF buses* introduced (PVR 0*). (7 April 2018)
*Cross-linked from route 299.

Route 424 retained by Go-Ahead London: London General from Putney (AF) with existing Wright Streetlite WF (WS81-86) buses (PVR 5). (7 April 2018)

Route 312 allocated with a new Yutong E10 (YT1) bus* introduced (PVR 7). (N/A, new bus introduced from 9 April 2018)
*Yutong demonstrator.

Route 236 allocated with an existing* Optare MetroCity EV (OE1) bus introduced. (N/A, new bus introduced from 19 April 2018)
*Optare demonstrator - previously on trial with Arriva London, Go-Ahead London and Stagecoach London respectively.

Route 31 awarded to Metroline: West from Perivale West (PA) with new MCV EvoSeti bodied Volvo B5LH existing Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL buses* introduced (PVR 20). (28 April 2018)
*From PVR reductions through the company and route 105.

Route 95 retained by Metroline: West from Greenford (G) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro200 buses* introduced** (PVR 14). (28 April 2018)
*From route 274.
**Postponed to correspond with route 274 service change.

Route 171 retained by Go-Ahead London: London Central from New Cross (NX) with new Alexander Dennis Enviro400H MMC (EH264-284) buses introduced (PVR 25). (28 April 2018)

Route 7 partially* transferred by Metroline: Travel to Perivale West (PA). (28 April 2018)
*Only for certain early morning and evening duties, otherwise route is based at Perivale East (PV).

Route N7 transferred by Metroline: Travel to Perivale West (PA). (28 April 2018)

May
Route 196 awarded to Abellio London from Walworth (WL) with new Alexander Dennis Enviro400H MMC buses (2603-2620) introduced (PVR 16). (5 May 2018)

Route 241 retained by Stagecoach: East London from West Ham (WH) with new Alexander Dennis Enviro400SH MMC* buses (11017-11054) introduced (PVR 9). (5 May 2018)
*Buses will be 48 Volt Smart Hybrids.

Route 330 retained by Stagecoach: East London from West Ham (WH) with new Alexander Dennis Enviro400SH MMC* (11017-11054) buses introduced** (PVR 10). (5 May 2018)
*Buses will be 48 Volt Smart Hybrids.
**New buses introduced from 28 July 2018.

Route 474 awarded to Stagecoach: East London from West Ham (WH) with new Alexander Dennis Enviro400SH MMC* (11017-11054) buses** introduced*** (PVR 12). (5 May 2018)
*Buses will be 48 Volt Smart Hybrids.
**Existing Alexander Dennis Enviro400 buses temporarily introduced. 
***New buses introduced from 26 July 2018.

Route 485 retained by Go-Ahead London: London Ceneral from Putney (AF) with existing Plaxton Pointer bodied Dennis Dart SLF (LDP292-294) buses* and existing Optare Esteem bodied Alexander Dennis Enviro200 Dart (SOE16-17, 20) buses introduced (PVR 4). (5 May 2018)
*To be replaced by existing buses from route 244 in December 2018.

Route 337 retained by Go-Ahead London: London General from Putney (AF) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro400 (E150-162) buses (PVR 11). (26 May 2018)


June
Route 37 retained by Go-Ahead London: London Central from Peckham (PM) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro400 buses (PVR 19). (2 June 2018)

Route 44/N44 retained by Go-Ahead London: London General from Merton (AL) with new Wright Streetdeck Micro-Hybrid (WSD2-23) buses introduced* (PVR 20). (2 June 2018)
*New buses introduced from 24 May 2018.

Route 77 retained by Go-Ahead London: London General from Stockwell (SW) with new Alexander Dennis Enviro400SH MMC* (EH285-310) buses introduced** (PVR 18). (2 June 2018)
*Buses will be 96 Volt Smart Hybrids.
**New buses introduced from 5 June 2018.

Route 87/N87 retained by Go-Ahead London: London General from Stockwell (SW) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro400H (EH21-38) buses and new Alexander Dennis Enviro400SH MMC*  (EH285-310) buses introduced (PVR 22). (2 June 2018)
*Buses will be 96 Volt Smart Hybrids.

Route 386 awarded to Go-Ahead London: London Central from Morden Wharf (MG) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro200 (SEN13-20; SEN29; SE217-220) buses* introduced (PVR 11). (2 June 2018)
*SEN-classed buses from route 299.

Route 219 retained by Go Ahead London: London General from Merton (AL) with existing Wright Streetlite DF (WS10-WS20) buses (PVR 11). (2 June 2018)

Route 491 awarded to Metroline: Travel from Potters Bar (PB) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro200 (DE1327-1336) buses* introduced (PVR 9). (2 June 2018)
*From routes 46, 209 and 274.

Route 17 transferred by Metroline: Travel to King's Cross (KC). (9 June 2018)*
*Original date, new date yet to be confirmed. Service remains at Holloway (HT).

Route 46 transferred by Metroline: Travel to Holloway (HT). (9 June 2018)

Route 231 awarded to Metroline: Travel from Potters Bar (PB) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro400* and Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL** buses introduced (PVR 7). (9 June 2018)
*From route U4(?) - buses new to withdrawn route 82 (13-reg TEs) introduced.
**From routes 105 and 483.

Route 268 awarded to Metroline: Travel from Cricklewood (W) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro200 buses* introduced (PVR 6). (9 June 2018)
*From routes 187, C11 and E6.

Route 327 awarded to Sullivan Buses from South Mimms (SM) with an existing Wright StreetLite (SL98) bus introduced* (PVR 1). (9 June 2018)
*To be acquired from dealer stock.

Route 340 transferred by Arriva London: North to Palmers Green (AD). (9 June 2018)

Route H2 awarded to Metroline: Travel from Cricklewood (W) with new Optare Solo SR buses introduced* (PVR 3). (9 June 2018)
*Existing Optare Solo buses transferred - temporarily on loan from previous contract holder Arriva London.
*Non-TfL Optare Solo SR buses have since been temporarily introduced. New buses postponed until September 2018.

Route H3/631 awarded to Metroline: Travel from Cricklewood (W) with new Optare Solo SR buses introduced* (PVR 2?). (9 June 2018)
*Existing Optare Solo buses transferred - temporarily on loan from previous contract holder Arriva London.
*Non-TfL Optare Solo SR buses have since been temporarily introduced. New buses postponed until September 2018.

Route 30 awarded to Metroline: Travel from King's Cross (KC) with new MCV EvoSeti bodied Volvo B5LH (VMH2455-2479) buses introduced (PVR 23). (23 June 2018)

Route 46 retained by Metroline: Travel from Holloway (HT)* with new Alexander Dennis-BYD Enviro200EV MMC (BEL2505-2527) buses introduced** (PVR 19). Route withdrawn between Paddington and Lancaster Gate. (23 June 2018)
*To be confirmed.
**New buses postponed until September 2018.

Route 274 retained by Metroline: Travel with new MCV EvoSeti bodied Volvo B5LH buses introduced* (PVR 17).** (23 June 2018)
*Buses postponed until overhanging trees are pruned on Agar Grove, Islington. 
**A supplementary weekend-only timetable allows the new double-decker buses to run between Marble Arch and London Zoo.

Route 236 allocated with an existing* Yutong E10 (YT1) bus introduced (PVR 14). (N/A, new bus introduced from 25 June 2018)
*Yutong demonstrator - previously on trial with Arriva London.

Route 105 awarded to RATP: London United from Hounslow Heath (HH) with new Wright Eclipse Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B5LH (VH45262-277) buses introduced (PVR 14). (30 June 2018)

Route 216 retained by RATP: London United from Fulwell (FW) and Hounslow Heath (HH)* with  new Alexander Dennis Enviro200 MMC (DLE30217-226) buses introduced and an existing Alexander Dennis Enviro200 bus* (PVR 9). Route withdrawn between Staines and Ashford Hospital subject to consultation. (30 June 2018)
*For school journeys.

Route 277 withdrawn between Highbury Corner and Dalston Junction.* (30 June 2018)
*See route N277 for replacement.

Route 143D retained by Metroline: Travel from Holloway (HT) with existing Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL buses (PVR 2). (30 June 2018)

Route 643 retained by Metroline: Travel from Cricklewood (W) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro400 buses (PVR 2). (30 June 2018)

Route K2 retained by RATP: London United from Tolworth (TV) with new Alexander Dennis Enviro200 MMC (DLE30327-30337) buses introduced (PVR 10)*. (30 June 2018)
*An additional bus cross-linked from route 665 allocation.

Route K3 awarded to RATP: London United from Fulwell (FW) with new Alexander Dennis Enviro200 MMC (DLE30238-30249) buses introduced (PVR 11). (30 June 2018)

Route K4 retained by RATP: London United from Tolworth (TV) with new Alexander Dennis Enviro200 MMC (SDE20297-20301) buses introduced (PVR 4). (30 June 2018)
*New buses introduced from 13 July 2018.


Route N277 introduced between Crossharbour ASDA and Islington, Angel. (30 June 2018)

July
Route 415 partially allocated with existing New Routemaster (LT709-713) buses* introduced** (PVR 9). (28 July 2018)
*Surplus buses made available from a PVR reduction on route 211.
**New buses introduced from 30 July 2018.

Route W13 allocated with an existing* Yutong E10 (YT1) bus introduced (PVR 5). (N/A, new bus introduced from 18 July 2018)
*Yutong demonstrator - previously on trial with Arriva London and Tower Transit respectively.

August
Route 37 allocated with new Wright Son of RouteMaster bodied Volvo B5LHC (VHP1-2) buses introduced (PVR 19). (N/A, new buses introduced from 1 August 2018)

Route 46 allocated with an existing* Yutong E10 (YT1) bus introduced (PVR 19). (N/A, new bus introduced from 13 August 2018)
*Yutong demonstrator - previously on trial with Arriva London, Tower Transit and CT Plus respectively.

Route R9 retained by Go-Ahead London: Metrobus from Orpington (MB) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro200 (731-733) buses (PVR 3). (18 August 2018)

Route 136 allocated with new Alexander Dennis Enviro400SH MMC* (11001-11032) buses introduced. (N/A, new buses introduced from 24 August 2018)
*Buses will be 48 Volt Smart Hybrids, previously intended for routes 169, 238 and 241.

Route 199 allocated with new Alexander Dennis Enviro400SH MMC* (11001-11032) buses introduced. (N/A, new buses introduced from 24 August 2018)
*Buses will be 48 Volt Smart Hybrids, previously intended for routes 169, 238 and 241.

Route 23 allocated with an existing* Optare MetroDecker EV (MD1) bus introduced. (31 August 2018)
*Optare demonstrator - previously on trial with Go-Ahead London.

Route 238 allocated with new Alexander Dennis Enviro400SH MMC* (11001-11054) buses introduced. (PVR 12). (TBA)
*Buses will be 48 Volt Smart Hybrids, originally intended for route 169.

September
Route 32 transferred by Metroline: Travel from Cricklewood (W) to Edgware (EW). (1 September 2018)

Route 60 retained by Arriva London - South from Croydon (TC) with existing Wright Gemini 2 bodied VDL DB300 buses (PVR 15). (1 September 2018)

Route 73 retained by Arriva London - North from Stamford Hill (SF) with existing New Routemaster buses (PVR 34). (1 September 2018)

Route 113 allocated with new MCV EvoSeti bodied Volvo B5LH buses* introduced. (1 September 2018)
*Previously intended for routes 31 and 43.

Route 166 retained by Arriva London - South from Croydon (TC) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro200 buses introduced* (PVR 8). (1 September 2018)
*From former route 268 allocation.

Route 168 transferred by Metroline: Travel from Holloway (HT) to Cricklewood (W). (1 September 2018)

Route 186 transferred by Metroline: Travel from Edgware (EW) to Harrow Weald (HD). (1 September 2018)

Route 288 awarded to RATP: London Sovereign from Edgware (BT)* with new Alexander Dennis Enviro200 MMC buses introduced (PVR 7). (1 September 2018)
*Parr Road outstation.

Route 293 awarded to RATP: Quality Line from Epsom (EB) with new Alexander Dennis Enviro200 MMC buses* existing Optare Tempo buses** and an existing Alexander Dennis Enviro400H (ADH45006) bus*** introduced (PVR 7). (1 September 2018)
*New buses postponed until October. (See separate route 293 service change for updates.)
**Existing buses temporarily introduced from route H37.
***From route 94.

Route 303 awarded to RATP: London Sovereign from Edgware (BT)* with new Alexander Dennis Enviro200 MMC buses introduced (PVR 8). Route extended to Kingsbury and re-routed in Colindale. (1 September 2018)
*Parr Road outstation.

Route 305 discontinued.* (1 September 2018)
*See route 303 for replacement.

Route 390 retained by Metroline: Travel from Holloway (HT) with existing New Routemaster buses (PVR 30). (1 September 2018)

Route 412 retained by Arriva London - South from Croydon (TC) with existing Wright Gemini 2 bodied VDL DB300 buses (PVR 8)*. (1 September 2018)
*An additional bus cross-linked from route 685.

Route 434 retained by Go-Ahead London: Metrobus from Croydon (C) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro200 buses (PVR 3). (1 September 2018)

Route 612 retained by Arriva London - South from Croydon (TC) with existing Wright Gemini 2 bodied VDL DB300 buses (PVR 2). (1 September 2018)

Route 626 retained by Sullivan Buses from South Mimms (SM) with existing double-decker buses introduced* (PVR 4). (1 September 2018)
*To be obtained from dealer stock.

Route 634 retained by Metroline: Travel from Potters Bar (PB) with an existing Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL bus introduced* (PVR 1). (1 September 2018)
*From former route 105 allocation.

Route 685 retained by Arriva London - South from Croydon (TC) with an existing Wright Gemini 2 bodied VDL DB300 bus (PVR 0)*. (1 September 2018)
*PM only, using a bus from route 412 allocation.

Route H12 awarded to RATP: London Sovereign from Edgware (BT) with new Alexander Dennis Enviro400SH MMC* buses introduced** (PVR 10). (1 September 2018)
*Buses will be 96 Volt Smart Hybrids.
**New Wright Eclipse Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B5LH buses temporarily introduced.

Route H14 retained by RATP: London Sovereign from Edgware (BT) with new Alexander Dennis Enviro400SH MMC* buses  introduced** (PVR 8). (1 September 2018)
*Buses will be 96 Volt Smart Hybrids.
**Existing Scania N230UD bodied Scania Omnicity buses temporarily introduced.

Route H17 retained by RATP: London Sovereign(?) from Park Royal (RP) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro200 buses (PVR 7). (1 September 2018)

Route H18/H19 awarded to RATP: London Sovereign from Harrow (SO) with new Alexander Dennis Enviro200 MMC buses introduced (PVR 8). (1 September 2018)

Route N5 transferred by Metroline: Travel from Edgware (EW) to Harrow Weald (HD)*. (1 September 2018)
*Holloway (HT) allocation remains in place.

Route N550 awarded to CT Plus from Ash Grove (HK) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro400H City buses* introduced (PVR 7). Re-routed via Leamouth to serve the new London City Island development. (1 September 2018)
*From route 388.

Route N551 awarded to CT Plus from Ash Grove (HK) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro400H City buses* introduced (PVR 8). (1 September 2018)
*From route 388.

Route 25 short workings between Mile End and Ilford withdrawn (see route 425). (15 September 2018)

Route 356 retained by Stagecoach: Selkent from Kangley Bridge Road (KB) with new Alexander Dennis Enviro200 MMC* (37507-37513) buses introduced** (PVR 7). (15 September 2018)
*9.0m variant.
**New buses introduced from 29 August 2018.

Route 425 extended from Stratford, Bus Station to Ilford, Hainault Street. (15 September 2018)

Route D6 awarded to CT Plus from Ash Grove (HK) with new Alexander Dennis Enviro200 MMC  buses (1283-1295) introduced (PVR 14). (15 September 2018)

Route D8 awarded to Tower Transit from Lea Interchange (LI) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro400* Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL buses introduced** (PVR 9). (15 September 2018)
*From former route 30 allocation.
**4 buses from Westbourne Park (X) and the rest from route 25.

Route 25 re-routed in Stratford towards Ilford to run via the southern arm of The Broadway instead of the northern arm and The Grove. (17 September 2018)

Route 86 re-routed in Stratford towards Romford Station to run via the southern arm of The Broadway instead of the northern arm and The Grove. (17 September 2018)

Route 104 re-routed in Stratford towards Manor Park to run via the southern arm of The Broadway and then direct onto Tramway Avenue. (17 September 2018)

Route 238 re-routed in Stratford towards Barking to run via the southern arm of The Broadway and then direct onto Tramway Avenue. (17 September 2018)

Route 262 re-routed in Stratford towards East Beckton, Sainsburys to run via the southern arm of The Broadway and then direct onto Tramway Avenue. (17 September 2018)

Route 276 re-routed in Stratford towards Newham Hospital to run via the southern arm of the Broadway and then direct onto Tramway Avenue. Buses towards Stoke Newington will now also serve Stratford Bus Station and no longer run direct onto Stratford High Street. (17 September 2018)

Route 425 re-routed in Stratford towards Ilford to run via the southern arm of The Broadway instead of the northern arm and The Grove. (17 September 2018)

Route 473 re-routed in Stratford towards North Woolwich to run via the southern arm of The Broadway and then direct onto Tramway Avenue. (17 September 2018)

Route D8 re-routed in Stratford towards Crossharbour to no longer circumnavigate the town centre and instead run direct from Stratford Bus Station onto Stratford High Street. (17 September 2018)

Route 165 retained by Stagecoach: East London from Rainham (RM) with new Alexander Dennis Enviro200 MMC (37526-37539) buses introduced (PVR TBC). (29 September 2018)

Route 179 retained by Stagecoach: East London from Barking (BK)* with new Alexander Dennis Enviro400SH MMC (11055-11063) buses and existing double-decker buses introduced. (PVR 12). (29 September 2018)
*Transferred from Leyton (T).

Route 193 awarded to Stagecoach: East London from Romford (NS) with new Alexander Dennis Enviro200 MMC buses and an existing Alexander Dennis Enviro200 bus* introduced (PVR 11). (29 September 2018)
*From route 386.

Route 252 retained by Stagecoach: East London from Rainham (RM) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro400 buses (PVR 14). (29 September 2018)

Route 256 converted to double-decker operation. (29 September 2018)

Route 404 retained by RATP: Quality Line from Epsom (EP) with a new Alexander Dennis Enviro200 MMC introduced (PVR 1). (29 September 2018)

Route 12 allocated with a new BCI Enterprise 2HD (TA1) bus introduced. (TBA)

Route 18 allocated with a new Wright StreetDeck HEV96(?) (WH45252) bus introduced. (TBA)

Route 70 allocated with new Alexander Dennis-BYD Enviro200EV MMC (BE37005-37040) buses introduced (PVR 19). (TBA)

Route 371 allocated with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro200 buses introduced* (PVR 11). (TBA)
*From former route C1 allocation.

Route 411 allocated with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro200 MMC buses introduced* (PVR 6). (TBA)
*From former route 70 allocation, to replace existing Optare Versa buses.

Route 419 allocated with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro200 buses introduced* (PVR 6). (TBA)
*From former route C1 allocation.


Route C1 allocated with new Alexander Dennis-BYD Enviro200EV MMC (BE37005-37040) buses introduced (PVR 13). (TBA)

Route H22 allocated with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro200 MMC buses introduced* (PVR TBC). (TBA)
*From former route 70 allocation.

October
Route 144 retained by Arriva London - North from Wood Green (WN) with existing Wright Gemini 2 bodied VDL DB300 buses (PVR 16). (13 October 2018)

Route 223 awarded to RATP: London Sovereign with new Alexander Dennis Enviro200 MMC buses introduced (PVR 6). (13 October 2018)

Route 224 awarded to RATP: London United with new Alexander Dennis Enviro200 MMC buses* existing Alexander Dennis Enviro200 buses** introduced (PVR 9). (13 October 2018)
*See route 440.
**From route 440.

Route 440 allocated with new Alexander Dennis Enviro200 MMC buses* introduced (PVR 10). (13 October 2018)
*Originally intended for route 224.

Route 241 rerouted in Stratford towards Canning Town to run via Great Eastern Road then the southern arm of the Broadway and then direct onto Tramway Avenue. (22 October 2018)

Route 257 rerouted in Stratford towards Stratford Bus Station to run via Great Eastern Road no longer serving the Broadway. (22 October 2018)

Route 403 awarded to Go-Ahead London: Metrobus with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro400 buses* introduced (PVR 7). (27 October 2018)
*From former route 468 allocation.

Route 2/N2 restored via Terminus Place. (TBC)

Route 13 restored to stand on Terminus Place. (TBC)

Route 16/N16 restored to stand on Terminus Place. (TBC)

Route 36 restored to via Terminus Place. (TBC)

Route 44 restored to terminate at Terminus Place and start on Victoria Street. (TBC)

Route 52 restored to stand on Terminus Place. (TBC)

Route N136 restored to via Terminus Place. (TBC)

Route 170 restored to terminate at Terminus Place and start on Victoria Street. (TBC)

Route 185 restored to start at Terminus Place. (TBC)

Route C1 restored to terminate at Terminus Place and start on Victoria Street. (TBC)

Route C10 restored to terminate at Terminus Place and start on Victoria Street. (TBC)

November
Route 12 retained by Go Ahead London: London Central from Camberwell (Q) with existing New Routemaster buses (PVR 33). (3 November 2018)

Route 318 retained by Arriva London - North with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro200 buses (PVR 7). (10 November 2018)

Route 453 retained by Go Ahead London: London Central from New Cross (NX) with existing New Routemaster buses (PVR 36). (17 November 2018)

Route H25 retained by Abellio: West London from Twickenham (TF) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro200 buses introduced* (PVR 9). (17 November 2018)
*From route K3.

Route 10 discontinued.* (24 November 2018)
*Contract overwritten by route 9, which had a new contract pending.

Route 23 re-routed at Marble Arch to operate via current route 10 to Hammersmith, no longer serving Oxford Street, Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square. (24 November 2018)

Route 27 allocated with existing 'New Routemaster' buses introduced*. (24 November 2018)
*From route 10.

Route 79 awarded to RATP: London Sovereign with new Wright Eclipse Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B5LH existing Scania Omnicity bodied N230UD buses introduced (PVR 11). (24 November 2018)

Route E3 allocated with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro400H buses introduced*. (24 November 2018)
*From route 27.

Route H91 allocated with Wright Eclipse Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B5LH buses introduced.* (TBA)
*Originally due for route 79, and temporarily used on route H12.

December
Route 25 withdrawn between Oxford Circus and Holborn Circus. (1 December 2018)

Route 61 retained by Stagecoach: Selkent from Bromley (TB) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro400 buses introduced* (PVR 10). (1 December 2018)
*From route 261.

Route 261 retained by Stagecoach: Selkent from Bromley (TB) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro400 buses and new Alexander Dennis Enviro400SH MMC buses** introduced (PVR 13). (1 December 2018)
*3 buses from existing allocation.
**Buses will be 48 Volt Smart Hybrids.

Route 452 awarded to Tower Transit from Westbourne Park (X) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro400 Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL buses introduced* (PVR 21). (1 December 2018)
*From former route 25 allocation.

Route S1 retained by RATP: Quality Line from Epsom (EP) with existing Optare Metrocity (OM20227-239) buses (PVR 11). (1 December 2018)

Route 51 awarded to Go-Ahead London: Metrobus from Orpington (MB) with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro400 buses* and Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL** introduced (PVR 19). (8 December 2018)
*Previously allocated to route 30 under Tower Transit.
**Previously allocated to route 474.

Route 104 awarded to Go-Ahead London: Docklands Buses from Silvertown (SI) with existing double-decker Euro V diesel buses (PVR 12). Route withdrawn between Manor Park and Lonsdale Avenue, and extended to Beckton Bus Station. (8 December 2018)

Route 129 extended to Lewisham via current route 180. (8 December 2018)

Route 161 re-routed away from Woolwich Arsenal Station northbound only via Wellington Street and John Wilson Street instead of Woolwich New Road, Beresford Street and Woolwich High Street. (8 December 2018)

Route 178 awarded to Go-Ahead London: London Central with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro400 buses introduced (PVR 9). (8 December 2018)

Route 180 withdrawn between Lewisham and East Greenwich and re-routed to terminate at North Greenwich Station. Also withdrawn from Belvedere, Industrial Area and re-routed to terminate at Erith, The Quarry. (8 December 2018)

Route 241 extended from Stratford City Bus Station to Hackney, East Wick. Withdrawn between Canning Town, Barking Road and Custom House Station.* (8 December 2018)
*Postponed from 5 May 2018 to coincide with the opening of the Elizabeth Line.

Route 244 retained by Go-Ahead London: London Central from Bexleyheath (BX) with existing single-decker Euro V diesel buses (PVR 12). (8 December 2018)

Route 291 awarded to Go-Ahead London: London Central with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro400 buses introduced (PVR 6). (8 December 2018)

Route 292 awarded to Metroline: Travel with existing Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL buses introduced* (PVR TBC). (8 December 2018)
*From route 105.

Route 300 retained by Go-Ahead London: Blue Triangle with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro200 buses (PVR 10). Re-routed via New Barn Street and Freemasons Road via Custom House Station and the full length of Tollgate Road, no longer serving Stansfeld road. (8 December 2018)

Route 301 introduced by Arriva London: North from Dartford (DT) with existing Wright Gemini 2 bodied VDL DB300 buses* introduced (PVR 10). New route running between Woolwich and Bexleyheath, Shopping Centre. (8 December 2018)
*From buses previously allocated to routes 106, 144, 253 and 403.

Route 304 introduced to Go-Ahead London: Docklands Buses from Silvertown (SI) with existing double-decker Euro V diesel buses (PVR 9). New route running between Custom House and Manor Park (8 December 2018)

Route 330 extended from Canning Town Station to North Woolwich Road via current route 474.* (8 December 2018)
*Postponed from 5 May 2018 to coincide with the opening of the Elizabeth Line.

Route 469 re-routed between Belvedere and Abbey Wood running via New Road and Woolwich Road. (8 December 2018)

Route 472 withdrawn from Bentham Road and Nathan Way and extended to serve Abbey Wood Station. (8 December 2018)

Route 474 re-routed between Canning Town Bus Station and London City Airport via Keir Hardie Estate.* (8 December 2018)
*Postponed from 5 May 2018 to coincide with the opening of the Elizabeth Line.

Route B11 withdrawn between Abbey Wood Station and Thamesmead. (8 December 2018)

Route R5/R10 awarded to Go-Ahead London: Metrobus from Orpington (MB) with a single-decker bus to be confirmed (PVR 1). (8 December 2018)

Route 43 allocated with new MCV EvoSeti bodied Volvo B5LH buses* introduced (PVR TBC). (TBA)
*Originally intended for route 113.

Route 134 allocated with new MCV EvoSeti bodied Volvo B5LH buses* introduced (PVR TBC). (TBA)
*Originally intended for route 90.

Route 485 allocated with existing Alexander Dennis Enviro200 buses* introduced (PVR 4). (TBA)
*From route 244 when it converts to double-deck operation.
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Last updated: 17 September 2018
Updates to routes 25, 136, 199, 330, 356, 425, 474, D6 and D8
Previous updates include routes 10, 161, 241 and 257.

74 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.

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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.

    MU

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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.

    MU

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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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  30. I wish Route 297 should be extended to Heathrow Airport via Route 607 to Hayes Grapes, then via Route 140 to Heathrow Airport. Route 297 should have Alexander Dennis Enviro 400 MMC.

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  31. I wish Route 297 should be extended to Heathrow Airport via Route 607 to Hayes Grapes, then via Route 140 to Heathrow Airport. Route 297 should have Alexander Dennis Enviro 400 MMC

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

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