Tuesday, 12 November 2019

L1/Group - Acquisitions.

From 7th September 2019, Heathrow Buses Ltd. t/a /heathrowbuses by L1 will purchase Arriva Southern Counties Guildford Depot.

This includes the assets:

Bus garage - 1 Mary Road, Guildford GU1 4QU

Bus routes:

A: Guildford-Royal Surrey Hospital (town service) (to be replaced)
B: Guildford-Park Barn (town service) (to be withdrawn)
C: Guildford-Stoughton (town service) (to be withdrawn)
3: Guildford-Bellfields (town service) (to be withdrawn)
18: Guildford-Onslow Village (town service)
34: Camberley-Woking-Kingfield-Guildford
35: Camberley-Woking-Mayford-Guildford
36: Guildford-Burpham-Merrow-Guildford (town service)
37: Guildford-Merrow-Burpham-Guildford (town service)
47: Brookwood-West End (limited service)
53: Guildford-Cranleigh-Ewhurst
63: Guildford-Cranleigh-Horsham
91: Woking-Knaphill (town service)
101: Guildford-Spectrum Leisure Centre (weekends only, town service)
134: 34, via Bellfields Christ College
135: 35, via Woking High School

No buses are included in the purchase.

The routes will transfer to the expanded Heathrow Buses O Licence.

Guildford will gain code GF.

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Route changes from 7th September 2019:

Routes B, C and 3 will be withdrawn. Use alternative Safeguard and Stagecoach bus routes.

Route 391 (Beeline) will be extended from Woking via Route 35 to Guildford Friary.

Route A will be incorporated into Route 446, with Route 446 being extended to Royal Surrey Hospital.

Route 91 Evening and Sunday extension to Guildford via Route 28 will be replaced with an evening and Sunday service on Route 28. Links to Guildford will be retained by extended Route 391.

Routes 134 and 135 will be renumbered 34S, 35S to better reflect school route numbering elsewhere in the group.

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From 17th November 2019, Heathrow Buses Ltd. t/a /heathrowbuses by L1 will purchase First Hampshire (Fareham, Southampton, Portsmouth).

This includes the assets:

Bus garages:
Fareham (FM) - Gosport Road, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 0ST (transfer on 17th November 2019)
Portsmouth (PO) - Hilsea Business Depot, London Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO2 9RP (transfer on 14th December 2019)
Southampton (ST) - Empress Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 0ST (transfer on 14th December 2019)

Bus routes to transfer on 17th November 2019:
3: Fareham-Portchester-Paulsgrove-Cosham-Portsmouth-Southsea (brand: Solent Reindeer)
X4: Southampton-Fareham-Portchester-Portsmouth (renumbered to Route 704, brand: Solent Foxes)
X5: Southampton-Fareham-Gosport (renumbered to Route 705, brand: Solent Foxes)
9: Fareham-Bridgemary-Rowner-Gosport (brand: Catfish)
9A: Fareham-Bridgemary-Rowner-Gosport (brand: Catfish)
10: Fareham-Bridgemary-Brockhurst-Gosport (brand: Catfish) (Mon-Fri)
11: Fareham-Gosport-Alverstoke Village-Clayhall (Mon-Sat)
20: Fareham-Wickham-Knowle (brand: Rabbit)
21: Fareham-Peel Common-Stubbington-Hill Head (brand: Rabbit)
28: Fareham-Park Gate-Whiteley (brand: Rabbit) (Mon-Sat)
28A: Fareham-Park Gate-Whiteley (brand: Rabbit) (Mon-Sat)
E1: Fareham-BRT-Brockhurst-Elson-Gosport (brand: Eclipse)
E2: Fareham-BRT-Brockhurst-Anns Hill-Gosport (brand: Eclipse)
F1: Fareham-Highlands-Hill Park (brand: Rabbit)
F2: Fareham-Maylings Farm-Frosthole Crescent-Hill Park (brand: Rabbit) (Mon-Sat)
F3: Fareham-Portchester Precinct (Wednesday only)
SD4: Bishops Waltham-South Downs College (Schooldays only)
SD5: Gosport-South Downs College (Schooldays only)
PR1: Portsmouth-Park & Ride
PR2: Portsmouth University-Park & Ride

Some existing buses will transfer upon sale:
Enviro 200MMCs for the Eclipse BRT
Optare SoloSRs for Routes 9/9A.
Enviro 400s for Portsmouth Park & Ride.
All other buses will be transferred to other parts of the First Group.

Route changes:
Route X4 will be renumbered 704
Route X5 will be renumbered 705

From 14th December 2019, Routes 705 and 11 will be reformed:
Route 705 will be revised between Fareham and Gosport to run via Route 11.
Route 11 will be withdrawn between Fareham and Gosport, interworking with new Route 5, replacing Route 705 between Fareham and Gosport.
Route 5 will be the new number for the 705 between Fareham and Gosport via Stubbington and Lee.


Bus routes to transfer on 14th December 2019:

Portsmouth:
1: Portsmouth-Fratton-Eastney-Southsea (replaced by Routes 1A/1C)
2: Portsmouth-Eastney-Cosham-Hilsea-Paulsgrove (brand: Solent Reindeer)
2A: Portsmouth College-Portsmouth (Schooldays only)
6: Portsmouth-Old Portsmouth-Southsea-Southsea The Strand (Mon-Sat)
7: Portsmouth City Centre-Hilsea-Cosham-Waterlooville-Wecock Farm (brand: TBD)
7A: Southsea-Portsmouth-Oaklands School (Schooldays only)
7C: Portsmouth-South Downs College (Schooldays only)
8: Clarence Pier-Portsmouth-Hilsea-Cosham-Waterlooville-Clanfield (brand: TBD)
12: Tipner-North End-St Mary's Hospital-Fratton Way (Mon-Sat)
13: Portsmouth City Centre-Fratton-Milton-Portsmouth College
14: Portsmouth City Centre-Copnor Bridge-Portsmouth College
15: Portsmouth City Centre-Fratton-Bransbury Park-Eastney-Hayling Ferry (Mon-Sat)
16: Portsmouth-Clarence Pier-Southsea-Bransbury Park-Eastney (Sun)
17: Southsea-Eastney-Copnor-Ocean Park
18: Paulsgrove-Hilsea-North End-Fratton-Southsea
22: Highbury-Cosham-Drayton-Farlington
27: Rowlands Castle-Havant-Emsworth (Mon-Sat)
D1: Waterlooville-Berewood-Denmead-Hambledon (Mon-Sat)
D2: Waterlooville-Berewood-Milton Road-Denmead (Mon-Sat)

Route changes:
Route 3 number withdrawn between Portsmouth The Hard and Southsea.
Route 1 renumbered, and replaced by:
New loop service Route 1A/1C, running on Routes 1 and 3 between Portsmouth and Southsea.
Route 1A: Portsmouth-Old Portsmouth-Southsea-Eastney-City Centre-Portsmouth
Route 1C: Portsmouth-City Centre-Eastney-Southsea-Old Portsmouth-Portsmouth

Southampton (branded as /sotoncitybus):
1: Southampton-Totton-Calmore
2: Southampton-Shirley-Millbrook
3: Lords Hill-Shirley-Southampton-Woolston-Thornhill
6: Southampton-Woolston-Netley-Hamble
7: Southampton-Portswood-Townhill Park-Midanbury
8: Southampton-Bitterne-West End-Hedge End Station
9: Southampton-Woolston-Bitterne-Sholing
11: Southampton-Woolston-Weston
13: Southampton-Woolston-Bitterne-Harefield (Mon-Sat)

No existing buses will transfer upon sale.

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From 23rd November 2019, Romford Buses Ltd. t/a /romfordbuses by L1 will purchase Arriva East Herts & Essex Harlow Depot.

This includes the assets:

Bus garage - Fourth Avenue, Harlow, CM20 1DU (Code: HA)

Bus routes:

1: Harlow Bus Station-Sumners-Katherines
2: Harlow - Pyenest Road - Staple Tye - Tendring Road - Harlow
3: Harlow - Tendring Road - Staple Tye - Pyenest Road - Harlow
4: Harlow Bus Station – Bush Fair - Latton Bush
6: Harlow Bus Station – Little Parndon – Princess Alexandra Hospital – Harlow Bus Station
8: Harlow Bus Station – Maddox Road – Minchen Road – Momples Road – Old Harlow
10: Hertford - Harlow Bus Station – Church Langley
86: Harlow - Nazeing - Waltham Abbey - Waltham Cross - Upshire
87: Harlow - Epping - Theydon Bois - Debden - Loughton - Epping Forest Shopping Centre

No buses are included in the purchase.

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Route changes from 23rd November 2019:

Route 524A and 10 will be combined to a new route 524 between Hertford and Church Langley.

Thursday, 7 November 2019

L1/Group - New Heathrow Routes

Due to the London ULEZ, all non-TfL bus routes entering the ULEZ will have Euro 6 buses. Bus route changes will also take place in order for more bus routes to serve Heathrow North Bus Garage, to facilitate easier staffing. With the 7series rebranding to /countywings, more routes will be extended to Heathrow.

From 1st September 2019:
Route 77: Heathrow-Windsor shorts will be withdrawn, route running every 30 minutes throughout.

Route 191: Extended daily from Slough Bus Station to Heathrow North Garage

Route 566: Re-jigged to run as follows: Heathrow North-Heathrow T5-Stanwell Moor-Ashford Hospital-Staines-Egham-Stroude-Virginia Water-Knowle Hill.

Route 567: Re-jigged to run as follows: Heathrow North-Heathrow T5-Stanwell Moor-Ashford Hospital-Staines-Egham-Thorpe-Virginia Water-Knowle Hill

New Route 746: Runs between Heathrow Central-Heathrow T5-Wisley-Uni of Surrey-Guildford as a new Railair service.

From 2nd November 2019:

Routes 70/70A: Renumbered to 460/660. New electric BYD/Enviro 200MMCs will be introduced.

Route 71: Renumbered to Route 441. Extended to Heathrow Central from Terminal 5 via Bath Road. Existing Volvo 7900s from Route 75 will be refurbished, converted to Euro 6 and moved to this route. Night service renumbered N41.

Route 72: Renumbered to Route 192. New Mercedes Citaros will be introduced. Night service renumbered N90 and extended to Reading via Route 190. Night service renumbered N90.

Route 73: Renumbered to Route 437. Rerouted between West Byfleet and Woking via current Route 437. Withdrawn between Chobham and Woking, see Route 557. Routed away from Stanwell Moor. New Enviro 200MMCs will be introduced.

Route 74: New Scania N280UG/E300 will be introduced.

Route 75: New Volvo 7900 electric will be introduced. Night service renumbered N75.

Route 76: Extended from Burnham to Maidenhead via Taplow. New Volvo 7900 electric will be introduced.

Route 77: New Volvo 7900 electric will be introduced.

Route 78: Extended from Bourne End every 30 minutes via X78 to Loudwater, then Beaconsfield. New Volvo 7900 electric will be introduced.

Route 79: Renumbered to Route 446. New Scania N280UG/E300 will be introduced. Extended to Royal Surrey Hospital. Night service renumbered N46.

Route 79A: Renumbered to Route 448. Existing Optare TempoSRs will be converted to Euro 6 for this route. To now only run during University term time. Routes 446 and 476 replaces this route during the university holidays. Will be rebranded as part of the Surrey Locals branding.

Route 170: Renumbered to Route 353. Existing Optare TempoSR will be refurbished and converted to Euro VI.

Route 171: Renumbered to Route 555. Day route extended to Whiteley Village from Hersham. New Mercedes Citaro Ks will be introduced. Night service renumbered N55.

Route 172: Renumbered to Route 557. Extended from Woking via existing 73 to Chobham Village. Rerouted away from Sheerwater. New Mercedes Citaro Ks will be introduced.

Route 173: Renumbered to Route 436. Rerouted between Woking and Guildford via Old Woking and Send. Extended to Guildford Rail Station. New Mercedes Citaro Ks will supplement the existing allocation.

Route 174: Renumbered to Route 723. Rerouted from Hemel Hempstead to run direct to Luton Airport, then Luton Airport Parkway and Luton Town. Hemel Hempstead-Dunstable section to be replaced by new Route 274 (Hemel Hempstead-Dunstable-Luton). Extended from Heathrow T6 to Heathrow North Garage. To be joint-branded with 724 as Green Line. New Scania/Irizar i3 will be introduced.

Route 175: Renumbered to Route 193. New Mercedes Citaros will be introduced. Rerouted from Heathrow T5 to Heathrow Central.

Route 176: Renumbered to Route 462. New Volvo B8RLE/Wright Eclipse 3s will be introduced.

Route 177: Renumbered to Route 76A, and rerouted between Langley and Slough via current Route 178. New Volvo 7900 electric buses will be introduced.

Route 178: Renumbered to Route 78A. Rerouted between Langley and Slough via current Route 177. Existing Enviro 200MMCs will be used from Route 177.

Route 179: Renumbered to Route 447. New Volvo B8RLE/Wright Eclipse 3s will be introduced.

Route X74: Renumbered to Route 774. New Scania N280UG/Enviro 400MMC will be introduced. Lewknor Turn served at all times. Sunday services moved to L1/Group control.

Route X75: Renumbered to Route 775. Extended from Terminal 6 to Terminal 4 via Hatton Cross, replacing X78. New Mercedes Citaros will be introduced.

Route X76: Renumbered to Route 727.

Route X78: Withdrawn, replaced by Routes 78 and 775.

Route 6: Renumbered to Route 356. Extended from Slough to Heathrow Terminal 4 via Bath Road. Extended from Wexham Park Hospital to Aylesbury via Spire Hospital, Fulmer, Gerrards Cross, Beaconsfield, Amersham, Little Missenden, Great Missenden, Wendover. Increased to all day service. Existing Optare TempoSR will be refurbished and converted to Euro VI.

Route 6A: Renumbered to Route 6.

Route 9: Rerouted in Old Windsor via Burfield Road and St Luke's Road.

Route 191: Extended from Heathrow North Garage to Heathrow Central Bus Station. New Scania N280UG/Enviro 400MMC will be introduced.

Route 461: Extended from Staines via Heathrow Terminal 5 to Heathrow Terminal 6. New Volvo B8RLE/Wright Eclipse 3s will be introduced.

Route 476: New route to enhance Route 479, as well as replace Route 79A during university holidays.

Route 566/567: New Enviro 200MMCs will be introduced.

Route X25 Reading Railair: Renumbered to Route 747. New smaller coaches introduced.

Route 700: Frequency revised to run 8bpd Hyde Park Corner-Heathrow North late evening ex-715, 756, 798. 4bpd Heathrow North-Victoria early morning which becomes 715 and 797 (2bpd each). 4bpd return, all daily. 700 journeys ex-756 are run by Scania/Irizar i3. 700 journeys ex-715 are run by Volvo B8RLE/Wright Eclipse 2s. 700 journeys ex-798/797 are run by coaches. All other journeys are run by 701/702 allocation.

Route 701/702: New Volvo B8L/Wright Eclipse Gemini 3 buses will be introduced.

Route 724: New Scania/Irizar i3 will be introduced. Journeys departing between 2200 and 0400hrs from Harlow will be numbered N24, and extended to Heathrow North. Journeys which depart Heathrow Central between 2200 and 0400hrs will start at Heathrow North Garage, and run as Route N24.

Route N24: Number for journeys between 2200 and 0400hrs on Route 724, with journeys extended to Heathrow North. Runs Heathrow North-Harlow.

Route N41: Replaces 71 night service, runs Heathrow Central-Heathrow North-Heathrow T5-Staines-Slough

Route N46: Replaces 79 night service, runs Heathrow North-Heathrow Central-Uni of Surrey via 79, then to Royal Surrey Hospital.

Route N55: Replaces 171 night service, runs Heathrow North-Heathrow Central-Hersham via 171, then via Esher, Surbiton to Kingston.

Route N75: Replaces 75 night service, runs Heathrow Central-Reading via 75 then X75, then to University of Reading

Route N77: New night service for Route 77/191/190A, runs Heathrow Terminal 5-Bracknell via 77 to Windsor, 702 (all stops) to Bracknell, then Southern Estates Loop back to Bracknell via 171. Uses buses from Route 191.

Route N90: Replaces 72 night service, runs Heathrow Central-Heathrow North-Heathrow T5-Reading via 72 then 190.

All night services branded as part of the /nightwings network, running nightly on all nights.

The new routes for the /countywings network are as follows:

/countywings day service network:

Route 74: Heathrow Terminal 6-Trelawney Avenue-Slough-Beaconsfield-High Wycombe

Route 75: Heathrow Central-Langley-Slough-Bath Road-Maidenhead

Route 76: Heathrow Central-Langley-Slough-Britwell-Burnham-Maidenhead

Route 76A: Heathrow Terminal 4-Langley-Slough-Industrial Estate-Burnham

Route 77: Heathrow Terminal 5-Bath Road-Slough-Windsor-Dedworth

Route 78: Heathrow Terminal 6-Trelawney Avenue-Slough-Bath Road-Bourne End-Wooburn-Beaconsfield

Route 78A: Heathrow Central-Upton Court-Slough-Chippenham-Taplow

Route 191: Heathrow Central-Bath Road-Slough-Windsor-Winkfield-Ascot-Bracknell

Route 192: Heathrow Central-Heathrow T5-Staines-Sunnymeads-Ascot-Bracknell

Route 193: Heathrow Central-Heathrow T5-Staines-Sunnymeads-Camberley-Aldershot

Route 353: Heathrow Terminal 6-Bath Road-Slough-Stoke Poges-Gerrards Cross-Chalfont-Amersham-Hemel Hempstead

Route 356: Heathrow Terminal 4-Heathrow T5-Bath Road-Slough-Fulmer-Gerrards Cross-Beaconsfield-Amersham-Great Missenden-Wendover-Aylesbury

Route 436: Heathrow Central-Staines-Chertsey-Weybridge-West Byfleet-Sheerwater-Woking-Send-Guildford Rail Station

Route 437: Heathrow Terminal 6-Heathrow T4-Staines-Thorpe-Chertsey-Byfleet & New Haw-West Byfleet-Pyrford-Woking

Route 441: Heathrow Central-Staines-Windsor-Slough

Route 446: Heathrow Central-Heathrow T4-Staines-Chertsey-Brox Road-Woking-Mayford-Guildford-University of Surrey

Route 447: Heathrow North-Heathrow T5-Staines-Laleham-Chertsey-Brox Road-Woking-Mayford-Aldershot

Route 460: Heathrow Terminal 5-Datchet-Slough-Eton Wick

Route 461: Heathrow Terminal 6-Heathrow T5-Staines-Chertsey-Addlestone-Weybridge-Walton-West Molesey-Kingston

Route 462: Heathrow North-Heathrow T5-Staines-Laleham-Chertsey-Weybridge-Leatherhead

Route 555: Heathrow Central-Heathrow T4-Ashford-Sunbury Village-Shepperton-Walton-Hersham-Whiteley Village

Route 557: Heathrow North-Heathrow T5-Heathrow T4-Ashford-Upper Halliford-Chertsey-Addlestone-New Haw-Woodham Lane-Woking-Chobham

Route 566: Heathrow North-Heathrow T5-Stanwell Moor-Ashford Hospital-Staines-Egham-Stroude-Virginia Water-Knowle Hill

Route 567: Heathrow North-Heathrow T5-Stanwell Moor-Ashford Hospital-Staines-Egham-Thorpe-Virginia Water-Knowles Hill

Route 660: Heathrow Terminal 5-Datchet-Slough (peak hours/school journeys only)

/nightwings network:

Route N24: Heathrow North-Heathrow Central-Heathrow T6-Uxbridge-Watford-Garston-St Albans-Hatfield-Welwyn Garden City-Hertford-Harlow

Route N41: Heathrow Central-Heathrow North-Heathrow Terminal 5-Staines-Windsor-Slough

Route N46: Heathrow North-Heathrow Central-Heathrow T4-Staines-Chertsey-Brox Road-Woking-Mayford-Guildford-University of Surrey-Royal Surrey Hospital

Route N55: Heathrow North-Heathrow Central-Heathrow T4-Ashford-Sunbury Village-Shepperton-Walton-Hersham-Esher-Kingston

Route N74: Heathrow Terminal 6-Trelawney Avenue-Slough-High Wycombe-Oxford

Route N75: Heathrow Central-Langley-Slough-Bath Road-Maidenhead-Twyford-Reading-University of Reading

Route N77: Heathrow Terminal 5-Bath Road-Slough-Windsor-Ascot-Bracknell-Southern Estates-Bracknell

Route N90: Heathrow Central-Heathrow North-Heathrow Terminal 5-Staines-Sunnymeads-Bracknell-Wokingham-Reading

greenline & /countywings routes:

Route 700: Victoria-Hammersmith-Turnham Green-Heathrow T5-Heathrow North-Slough-Windsor-Ascot-Bracknell

Route 701: Victoria-Hammersmith-Heathrow T5-Heathrow North-Slough-Ascot-Bracknell-Great Hollands

Route 702: Victoria-Hammersmith-Heathrow T5-Heathrow North-Slough-Windsor-Ascot-Bracknell

Route 723: Heathrow North-Heathrow T6-Uxbridge-Watford-Garston-Hemel Hempstead-Luton Airport-Luton

Route 724: Heathrow Central-Heathrow T6-Uxbridge-Watford-Garston-St Albans-Hatfield-Welwyn Garden City-Hertford-Harlow

Route 727: Heathrow North-Heathrow T5-Staines-Cobham-Leatherhead-Gatwick Airport

Route 746: Heathrow Central-Heathrow T5-Wisley-Uni of Surrey-Guildford (Guildford RailAir)

Route 747: Heathrow Central-Heathrow T5-Reading Station (Reading RailAir)

Route 774: Heathrow Central-Heathrow T5-Heathrow North-Slough-High Wycombe-Oxford

Route 775: Heathrow T4-Heathrow T6-Heathrow North-Maidenhead-Twyford-Reading

Other routes associated with the changes above:
Beeline Route 6: Slough-Wexham Court-Wexham Court Hospital

Hemel Route 274: Hemel Hempstead-Dunstable-Luton Town-Luton Airport

Surrey Route 448: Guildford Friary-Uni of Surrey-Royal Surrey Hospital

Surrey Route 476: Leatherhead-Effingham-Effingham Junction-East Clandon-Merrow-Guildford Friary-Uni of Surrey-Royal Surrey Hospital

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Frequencies for /countywings routes:
Shown as: Mon-Fri/Sat/Sun

Route 74: 20/20/30
Route 75: 15/15/30
Route 76: 20/20/30
Route 76A: 20/20/30
Route 77: 30/30/30
Route 78: 15/15/30* (Bourne End-Beaconsfield section 30/30/60)
Route 78A: 30/30/60
Route 191: 30/30/30* (When Legoland is open, service is 15/15/15 Heathrow-Legoland)
Route 192: 20/20/30
Route 193: 20/20/30
Route 353: 30/30/60
Route 356: 30/30/60
Route 436: 20/20/30
Route 437: 60/60/60
Route 441: 20/20/30
Route 446: 20/20/30
Route 447: 30/30/30
Route 460: 20/20/30
Route 461: 15/15/30
Route 462: 30/30/30
Route 555: 15/15/30* (Hersham-Whiteley Village section 30/30/30)
Route 557: 20/30/30
Route 566: 60/60/90
Route 567: 60/60/90
Route 660: 2 return/-/-

Route 700: 4 return + 8 westbound short + 4 eastbound short (daily)
Route 701: 2 return/-/-
Route 702: 60/60/60
Route 723: 30/30/60
Route 724: 30/30/60
Route 727: 30/30/60
Route 746: 60/60/60
Route 747: 20/20/30
Route 774: 30/30/30
Route 775: 30/30/30

Night (Mon-Fri/Sat/Sun morning)

Route N24: 60/60/60
Route N41: 60/60/60
Route N46: 60/30/30
Route N55: 60/60/60
Route N74: 60/60/60
Route N75: 60/30/30
Route N77: 60/60/60
Route N90: 60/60/60

Bus Allocations (all Euro 6):

Route 74: Scania N280UG/E300
Route 75: Volvo 7900e
Route 76: Volvo 7900e
Route 76A: Volvo 7900e
Route 77: Volvo 7900e
Route 78: Volvo 7900e
Route 78A: ADL E200MMC 9m (currently on Route 177)
Route 191: Scania N280UG/E400MMC
Route 192: Mercedes Citaro 12m
Route 193: Mercedes Citaro 12m
Route 353: Optare TempoSR (modified to Euro IV, currently on Routes 170/X78)
Route 356: Mercedes Citaro K
Route 436: Mercedes Citaro K (currently on Route 173)
Route 437: ADL E200MMC 9m
Route 441: Volvo 7900H (currently on Route 75)
Route 446: Scania N280UG/E300 (some currently on Route X74)
Route 447: Volvo B8RLE/Wright Eclipse 3
Route 460: BYD K9/Enviro 200MMC
Route 461: Volvo B8RLE/Wright Eclipse 3 (existing E200MMCs currently on Route 461)*
Route 462: Volvo B8RLE/Wright Eclipse 3 (existing B8RLE/Eclipse 3 currently on Route 176)*
Route 555: Mercedes Citaro K
Route 557: Mercedes Citaro K
Route 566: ADL E200MMC 9m
Route 567: ADL E200MMC 9m
Route 660: BYD K9/Enviro 200MMC

Route 700: Volvo B8RLE/Wright Eclipse 2, Scania N280UD/Irizar i3, Volvo B8L/Wright Gemini 3
Route 701: Volvo B8L/Wright Gemini 3
Route 702: Volvo B8L/Wright Gemini 3
Route 723: Scania N280UD/Irizar i3
Route 724: Scania N280UD/Irizar i3
Route 727: Scania N280UD/Irizar i3
Route 746: Mercedes Tourismo M3
Route 747: Mercedes Tourismo M3
Route 774: Scania N280UG/E400MMC
Route 775: Mercedes Citaro 12m

Night:

Route N24: Scania N280UD/Irizar i3
Route N41: Volvo 7900H
Route N46: Scania N280UG/E300
Route N55: Mercedes Citaro K
Route N74: Scania N280UG/E400MMC
Route N75: Mercedes Citaro 12m
Route N77: Scania N280UG/E400MMC
Route N90: Mercedes Citaro 12m

* - Route 461 and 462 are affected by the Wrightbus administration process, with the relatively new buses on the 461 (2016/2017) refurbished and retained on the routes until the new buses ordered arrive. The buses on Route 462 are already to /countywings specifications, thus the new buses were only ordered for cascade of these buses to other parts of the L1/Group (i.e. /provincialbus Solent Fox 704/705)

Sunday, 3 March 2019

Fictional TfL Tenders July 2018-November 2018

Tranche 382:
54: Awarded to Southlands London (formerly Stagecoach Selkent) with new hybrid buses, contract start 4th May 2019 (B5LH/Wright Gemini 3)
75: Retained by Stagecoach London with new hybrid buses, contract start 4th May 2019 (E40H/Enviro 400MMC)
124: Retained by Stagecoach London with existing buses, contract start 25th May 2019 (current allocated E20D/Enviro 200)
136: Awarded to Heathrow Buses (formerly Stagecoach Selkent) with new hybrid buses, contract start 25th May 2019 (MAN A95 Hybrid/Lion's City)

Tranche 383:
171/N171: Awarded to Heathrow Buses (formerly London Central) with new hybrid buses, contract start 25th May 2019 (MAN A95 Hybrid/Lion's City)
172: Awarded to London Central (formerly Abellio London) with existing buses, contract start 25th May 2019 (B9TL/Gemini 2 from Route 171)
P4: Awarded to Heathrow Buses (formerly Stagecoach Selkent) with new hybrid double decker buses, contract start 25th May 2019 (MAN A95 Hybrid/Lion's City)

Tranche 384:
4: Awarded to London General (formerly Metroline) with new hybrid buses, contract start 22nd June 2019 (B5LH/MCV EvoSeti)
100: Retained by Transdev with new electric buses, contract start 22nd June 2019 (BYD K9/Enviro 200MMC)
153: Retained by Transdev with new electric buses, contract start 22nd June 2019 (BYD K9/Enviro 200MMC)
158: Awarded to Arriva London (formerly Stagecoach London) with existing buses, contract start 22nd June 2019
256: Awarded to Stagecoach London (formerly Romford Buses) with new buses, contract start 27th July 2019 (E20D/Enviro 200MMC)
275: Retained by Stagecoach London with existing buses, contract start 22nd lune 2019 (E40D/Enviro 400)
286: Retained by Transdev with new electric buses, contract start 22nd June 2019 (BYD K9/Enviro 200MMC)
330: Awarded to Arriva London (formerly Romford Buses) with new buses, contract start 27th July 2019 (DB300/Wright Gemini 2 ex other routes)
332: Retained by Tower Transit with existing buses, contract start 29th June 2019 (B5LH/Wright Gemini 3)

Tranche 385:
48: Retained by Romford Buses with existing hybrid buses, contract start 11th May 2019 (currently allocated B5LH/Gemini 3)
58/58N: Awarded to Stagecoach London (formerly Romford Buses) with new hybrid buses, contract start 11th May 2019 (E40H/Enviro 400MMC)
166: Retained by westlink (formerly novated from Henlev) with new buses, contract start 11th May 2019 (E20D/Enviro 200MMC)
W12: Retained by CT Plus with new buses, contract start 23rd March 2019 (Optare SoloSR Slimline)

Tranche 386:
497: Awarded to Stagecoach London (new route) with new buses, contract start 24th August 2019 (E20D/Enviro 200MMC)
498: Retained by Romford Buses with new hybrid buses, contract start 24th August 2019 (B5LH/Gemini 3)
499: Awarded to Stagecoach London (formerly Romford Buses) with new buses, contract start 24th August 2019 (E20D/Enviro 200MMC)

Tranche 387:
192: Awarded to London General (formerly Arriva London) with new buses, contract start 27th July 2019 (Wright Streetlite WF)

Tranche 388:
150D: Awarded to Romford Buses (formerly Docklands Buses) with existing buses, contract start 31st August 2019. (E40H/Enviro 400 ex-5)
183D: Retained by Sullivan Buses with existing bus, contract start 31st August 2019. (E40H/Enviro 400)
207D: Awarded to Heathrow Buses (formerly London United) with existing bus, contract start 31st August 2019. (E40H/Enviro 400 ex-207)
371D: Awarded to London United (formerly Abellio London) with existing bus, contract start 31st August 2019. (E40H/Enviro 400 ex-111)
623: Retained by London OmniBus with existing bus, contract start 31st August 2019. (E40H/Enviro 400)
E6: Retained by L1/Heathrow Buses with new electric buses, contract start 2nd November 2019 (BYD K9/Enviro 200MMC)
H98: Retained by London United with new hybrid double decker buses, contract start 2nd November 2019 (B5LH/Wright Gemini 3)
U4: Retained by L1/Heathrow Buses with existing hybrid buses, contract start 2nd November 2019 (E40H/Enviro 400MMC)

Tranche 381:
232: Retained by London General with existing buses, contract start 8th June 2019 (Streetlite DF)
357: Awarded to CT Plus (formerly Tower Transit) with new buses, contract start 8th June 2019 (E40H/Enviro 400City, existing E20D/Enviro 200MMC Sundays)
397: Awarded to CT Plus (formerly Tower Transit) with new buses, contract start 8th June 2019 (E20D/Enviro 200MMC)

Other News:

Route 9H will be withdrawn from 17th November 2018, and all resources will move to Route 15H.

Route X15 is a new route running between Waterloo and Romford Market, running every 12 minutes Monday-Saturday, and every 15 minutes every Sunday.
This allows frequency decreases on Routes 5 and 115.
High specification Volvo B5LH/Gemini 3s from the X43, as well as new ones from the 5/115 order.

440 will be rerouted within Chiswick to run from Chiswick Health Centre, via Chiswick High Road, Turnham Green, Chiswick Park Station to line of route. Minor changes along the route in Park Royal will also happen. The route will also be extended via Harrow Road from Stonebridge Park to Wembley Stadium, replacing Route 224. A double decker conversion will also occur. The route is notably going to be tendered 1 year early.
Route 224 will be withdrawn between Alperton, Sainsbury's and Wembley Stadium.

Due to the electric conversion of Route 43, the route has been tendered early.

Route 104 will be split to run between Stratford and Lonsdale Avenue, then extended to Beckton Bus Station
New route 304 will run between Manor Park and Custom House via 104 then Newham Hospital, Prince Regent.

With the new routes gained by RATP/London Sovereign, a new outstation to Edgware Garage (Parr Road) will be opened. This will house routes 251, 288, 303, 324.

Route N117 will be rerouted between Mortlake and Isleworth Busch Corner, running via Lower Mortlake Road, Richmond Station & Bus Station then via Route H37 to Twickenham War Memorial, then via Busch Corner to line of route. The route will be renumbered to N97. This will replace the H37 weekend night service. The route will also be rerouted via day Route 190 between Vauxhall and Trafalgar Square. This change will start on 25th May 2019.

To reduce the buses on Chiswick High Road, the following changes will occur on 25th May 2019:
209: Withdrawn between Hammersmith and Ealing Broadway
278/278N: Rerouted between Hammersmith and Turnham Green via Great West Road, Hogarth Roundabout, Sutton Court Road.
335: Rerouted between Ealing Common and North Ealing via Ealing Broadway
338: Revised to terminate at Chiswick Town Hall, still starting at Chiswick High Road/Turnham Green.

Route 23/23N will be extended to Wembley Stadium via Route 429/429N, and withdrawn between Marble Arch and Liverpool Street. The route will move to the current operator of Route 429, Heathrow Buses. Routes 7 and 94 will have minor increases to compensate for capacity. This change will commence on 25th May 2019.

New Route 497 will run between Harold Hill (Hilldene Avenue) and Harold Wood Station via Hilldene Avenue, Chatteris Avenue, Faringdon Avenue, Ashton Road, Tangent Link, Whitelands Way, Gallows Corner Tesco, Lister Avenue and St Clements Avenue. Every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday daytimes, hourly early mornings, evenings and Sundays. Route will commence from 24th August 2019.

IMPORTANT NEWS:
New Citybus has been purchased by the Southlands Group. The transaction will be complete in January 2019, and the takeover will be effective on the 2nd April 2019.
On 6th April 2019, Heathrow Buses will novate the contract for Route 405 to Southlands London, after agreement between the two parties and Transport for London, due to operational difficulties.


LT Conversion Timetable (all LTs):
24/N - 22nd June 2013 (LT9-36)
9 - 22nd June 2013 (LT37-49, 51-69, 99, 775)
11 - 21st September 2013 (LT70-98)
15 - 2nd November 2013 (LT100-111, 166-180, 776, 777)
392/N - 2nd November 2013 (LT1, 50, 112-165, 669, 769, 900-911, 935-937)
390/N - 30th November 2013 (LT181-204)
38/N38 - 7th December 2013 (LT2-8, 205-260)
16 - 1st February 2014 (LT261-282, 284-286)
7 - 15th February 2014 (LT283, 287-315)
148/N - 15th February 2014 (LT316-343)
311 - 5th April 2014 (LT344-371 - this includes a 392 increase)
49 - 7th June 2014 (LT372-396)
22 - 21st June 2014 (LT397-423 - these buses will go to Route 87/N87 from 11/11/17)
10/N - 1st November 2014 (LT424-452, 774)
8/N8 - 1st November 2014 (LT453-485)
74 - 1st November 2014 (LT486-516 - this includes a 392 increase)
98 - 1st November 2014 (LT517-550)
159/N - 13th December 2014 (LT551-589, 773)
453/N - 20th December 2014 (LT590-628)
C2/N - 10th January 2015 (LT629-652)
137 - 21st March 2015 (LT653-668, 670-687, 771)
168 - 20th June 2015 (LT688-711)
3/N3 - August 2015 (LT712-738)
139/N - 22nd August 2015 (LT739-768, 770)
149/N - 31st October 2015 (LT778-823)
59 - February 2016 (LT824-853)
253/N253 - June 2017 (LT854-885)
254/N253 - June 2017 (LT344-368 off 311 from January 2018, LT886-896)
87/N87 - 11th November 2017 (LT397-423 off Route 22, LT897-899)
189/189N - November 2017 (LT912-934)

Monday, 24 December 2018

L1/Group - Christmas Day 2018

On Christmas Day, a special, limited service will run on L1/Group Buses in London & the Home Counties. As Transport for London services will not run until Boxing Day morning, a commercial bus service will run on certain routes throughout London by L1/Group.

London/TfL area services:

Christmas Eve night-Christmas Day morning:
N111: A special service will run overnight on this route, running between Heathrow North Garage-Heathrow Central then normal line of route to Sutton, then via N213 route through Carshalton to West Croydon Bus Station. This service will run hourly throughout the night.

No service on any other route.

Christmas Day:
9C: A special service running only on Christmas Day, running between Heathrow North Garage-Heathrow T5, then via the N9 route to Shoreditch. This service will run hourly between 0600 and 2100.

21C: A special service running only on Christmas Day, running between Newington Green and Bexleyheath via the 21 and N21 routes through Lewisham. This service will run hourly between 0900 and 1700.

43C: A special service running only on Christmas Day, running between London Bridge and Barnet Church via the X43 route, but calling at all stops enroute. This service will run hourly between 0900 and 1630.

335: The section between Chiswick Rail Station and South Harrow will run an hourly service between 0800 and 1800. There is no service between South Harrow and South Ruislip.

392: An hourly service will run between Ealing Broadway and Brixton between 0830 and 1830.

456: The section between Chiswick Edensor Road and Greenford Rail Station will run an hourly service between 0730 and 1730. There is no service between Greenford Rail Station and Westway Cross.

N15: The section between Paddington Rail Station and Romford Market will run an hourly service between 0900 and 1700. There is no service between Paddington Basin and Paddington Rail Station.

N111: A special service will run on this route, running between Heathrow North Garage-Heathrow Central then normal line of route to Sutton, then via N213 route through Carshalton to West Croydon Bus Station. This service will run hourly throughout the day.

N111A: A special inter-terminal service running only on Christmas Day, running Heathrow North Garage-Terminal 5-Terminal 4-Hatton Cross-Harlington Corner-Heathrow Central-Heathrow Terminal 6-Heathrow North Garage. This service will run every 15 minutes between 0500 and 2300.

N136: An hourly service will run between Oxford Circus and Chislehurst between 0930 and 1730.

N205: An hourly service will run between Paddington Rail Station and Loughton LU Station between 0900 and 1700.

N207: The section between Uxbridge Bus Station and Oxford Circus will run an hourly service between 0900 and 1700. There is no service between Oxford Circus and Holborn.

Christmas Day night-Boxing Day morning:
N111: A special service will run overnight on this route, running between Heathrow North Garage-Heathrow Central then normal line of route to Sutton, then via N213 route through Carshalton to West Croydon Bus Station. This service will run hourly until 0700 on Boxing Day. Please note that the normal TfL 111 will restart service at 0430 on Boxing Day.

No service on any other route.

Non-TfL area services:

Christmas Eve night-Christmas Day morning:
71: Usual night service timetable.
72: Usual night service timetable.
75: Usual night service timetable
79: From 2325 on Christmas Eve, an hourly service will run using weekend night service times.
171: Usual night service timetable.
N74: Usual night service timetable.

510: Usual night service timetable.

757: Usual night service timetable.

Christmas Day:
71: An hourly service between Heathrow Terminal 5 and Slough will run throughout the day.
72: An hourly service between Heathrow Central and Bracknell will run throughout the day.
75: An hourly service between Heathrow Central and Maidenhead will run throughout the day.
78: An hourly service between Heathrow Terminal 6 and Bourne End will run between 0900 and 1730.
79: An hourly service between Heathrow Central and Guildford Rail Station will run throughout the day. There is no service between Guildford Rail Station and University of Surrey.
171: An hourly service between Heathrow Central and Hersham Green will run throughout the day.
175: An hourly service between Heathrow North and Aldershot will run between 0930 and 1630.
N74: An hourly service between Heathrow Terminal 6 and Oxford will run throughout the day.

190A: An hourly service between Bracknell Bus Station and Reading will run between 0930 and 1730.
191: An hourly service will run between Heathrow North and Bracknell between 0930 and 1830.
194: An hourly service will run between Bracknell Bus Station and Camberley between 0930 and 1630.

route461: An hourly service will run between Staines and Kingston between 0930 and 1630.

509: An hourly service will run between Harlow and Stansted Airport between 0500 and 2200.
510: An hourly service between Harlow and Stansted Airport will run throughout the day.

715C: A special service running only on Christmas Day, running between London Victoria and Guildford, Friary Centre via the 715 route, but calling at all stops enroute. This service will run hourly between 0900 and 1730.

757: An hourly service between London Victoria and Luton Airport will run throughout the day.

Christmas Eve night-Christmas Day morning:
71: Usual night service timetable.
72: Usual night service timetable.
75: Usual night service timetable
79: An hourly service will run using weekend night service times.
171: Usual night service timetable.
N74: Usual night service timetable.

510: Usual night service timetable.

757: Usual night service timetable.

Thursday, 23 August 2018

Fictional TfL Tenders October 2017-June 2018

Tranche 373:
258: Retained by London Sovereign with existing diesel double deckers, contract start 3rd November 2018 (E40D/Enviro 400)
266: Awarded to Heathrow Buses (formerly London United) with new electric double deckers, contract start 3rd November 2018 (Optare Metrodecker electric)

Tranche 374:
73/N73: Retained by Arriva London North with existing LT-class buses, contract start 1st September 2018
85/85N: Retained by Heathrow Buses with existing hybrid buses, contract start 6th October 2018 (current allocated E40H/E400MMC)
139/139N: Retained by London Sovereign with existing LT-class buses, contract start 3rd November 2018
213/N213: Retained by Heathrow Buses with existing hybrid buses, contract start 6th October 2018 (current E40H/Enviro 400)

Tranche 376:
72/72N: Retained by London General with new hybrid buses, contract start 3rd November 2018 (B5LH/EvoSeti)
440: Retained by London United by new hybrid buses, contract start 9th Feburary 2019 (E40H/Enviro 400MMC)
K2: Retained by London United with new diesel buses, contract start 30th June 2018 (E20D/Enviro 200MMC)
K3: Retained by London United with new diesel buses, contract start 30th June 2018 (E20D/Enviro 200MMC)
K4: Retained by London United with new diesel buses, contract start 30th June 2018 (E20D/Enviro 200MMC)

Tranche 377:
2/N2: Awarded to Heathrow Buses (formerly Arriva London South) with existing hybrid buses, contract start 9th February 2019 (B5LH/Wright Gemini 3 from Route 43)
36/36N: Retained by Tower Transit with existing hybrid buses, contract start 3rd November 2018 (current allocated E40H/Enviro 400)
104: Retained by Stagecoach London with existing buses, contract start 3rd November 2018 (current allocated E40D/Enviro 400)
241: Retained by Stagecoach London with existing buses, contract start 3rd November 2018 (current allocated E40D/Enviro 400)
300: Awarded to Arriva London North (formerly Docklands Buses) with existing buses, contract start 3rd November 2018 (E20H/Enviro 200 ex L1/Group)
304: Awarded to Blue Triangle (new route) with new hybrid buses, contract start 3rd November 2018 (B5LH/EvoSeti)
388: Retained by Romford Buses with existing hybrid buses, contract start 8th December 2018 (E40H/Enviro 400MMC from Route 25)
436: Retained by Tower Transit with existing hybrid buses, contract start 3rd November 2018 (current allocated E40H/Enviro 400)
473: Awarded to Docklands Buses (formerly Romford Buses) with new hybrid buses, contract start 3rd November 2018 (B5LH/EvoSeti)
474/474N: Retained by Stagecoach London with existing buses, contract start 3rd November 2018 (E400H/Enviro 400)

Tranche 378:
18/N18: Retained by London OmniBus with existing hybrid buses, contract start 2nd February 2019 (current allocated E40H/Enviro 400)
131: Retained by London United with existing new buses, contract start 2nd February 2019 (E40H/Enviro 400MMC)

Tranche 380:
288: Awarded to London Sovereign (formerly Arriva Shires) with new diesel single deckers, contract start 17th November 2018 (E20D/Enviro 200MMC)
303: Awarded to London Sovereign (formerly Arriva Shires) with new diesel single deckers, contract start 17th November 2018 (E20D/Enviro 200MMC)
H12: Retained by London Sovereign with existing hybrid buses, contract start 17th November 2018 (E40H/Enviro 400)
H14: Retained by London Sovereign with existing hybrid buses, contract start 17th November 2018 (E40H/Enviro 400)
H17: Retained by London United with new diesel single deckers, contract start 17th November 2018 (E20D/Enviro 200MMC)
H18/H19: Awarded to London Sovereign (formerly Arriva Shires) with existing diesel single deckers, contract start 17th November 2018 (E200/Enviro 200 from H14)
H25: Retained by Heathrow Buses with new electric buses, contract start 17th November 2018 (Wright StreetAir)

Tranche 381:
187: Retained by London United with existing diesel buses, contract start 6th October 2018 (E200/Enviro 200)
487: Awarded to Tower Transit (formerly London United) with new hybrid double deckers, contract start 6th October 2018 (B5LH/Wright Gemini 3)
495: Retained by Heathrow Buses with existing hybrid double deckers, contract start 17th November 2018 (DB300H/Pulsar 2)
505: Retained by Tower Transit with existing diesel single deckers, contract start 17th November 2018 (E20D/Enviro 200)

Tranche 381A:
43/43N: Awarded to Metroline (formerly Romford Buses) with new electric double deckers, contract start 2nd February 2019 (BYD/Enviro 400 City)
X15: Awarded to Romford Buses with new buses taken from changes to Routes 5 and 115, contract start 1st September 2018 (B5LH/Wright Gemini 3, partly from X43)


Other News:

From 4th November 2017, Route 490 will gain an every 30 minute night service with an addition of 2 journeys.

From 11th November 2017, Route 22 will be de-converted from LT operation, as the route is changed in Barnes to terminate at Barnes Pond, which cannot accommodate the LT buses. Thus the LTs will move from Route 22 to Routes 87 and N87. New Volvo B5LH/Wright Eclipse Gemini 3 buses will replace the LTs on the 22, ordered against the 87/N87 contract.

Routes 190, 283, 311, 480, 483 are involved in a large change, resulting in tenders being re-negotiated:
Route 190 will be extended from West Brompton via 311 to Aldwych, and moved onto the 311 contract.
As a result, route 311 will be withdrawn. As LTs cannot fit via Richmond, they will be redistributed.
Route 480 will be rerouted away from Richmond to Kew Riverside via 311, then routed via the 483 between Stamford Brook and White City Estate, thus running between Ealing Broadway and Kew Riverside.
Route 283 will be diverted away from East Acton, instead running via 483 to Maida Hill.
Route 483, as a result, will be withdrawn.
This change will happen on 7th January 2018

Routes 13/N13 will be extended from Aldwych to London Bridge from 7th January 2018
Route N9 will be rerouted from Aldgate to Shoreditch Church via Liverpool Street from 7th January 2018

Route N22 will be extended from Fulwell to Kingston from 7th January 2018

Due to heavily reduced patronage on Route N97, the N97 will be withdrawn from 7th January 2018. Replacements include Routes N74, N117, 278N.

From 20th January 2018, the following changes will happen in Southall:
90: Withdrawn between Yeading White Hart and Southall North, extended instead to Northolt Station. PVR reduction.
95: Extended from Southall Station to Southall Bus Garage South. No PVR change.
204: Withdawn between Greenford Broadway and Southall North. PVR reduction of 2.
207: Withdrawn between Southall Town Hall and Southall North, extended instead to Southall Bus Garage South. No PVR change.

New Route 429 (24hr route) will run between Notting Hill Gate and Wembley Stadium, via parts of Route 23 and 18. This route will start on 20th January 2018

Route 392 will be rerouted away from Hanwell, diverted from Brentford Watermans Centre via Ealing Road, South Ealing to Ealing Broadway (Haven Green). Thus, the route will run Brixton-Ealing Broadway. 
To cover the loss of night service on Boston Manor Road, Route N164 will be rerouted away from North Acton to Ealing Hospital via current 456.
This change will happen on 20th January 2018

Large changes in South-East London will also occur:
129: Extended from Greenwich to Lewisham
178, 244, 291 to be converted to double deck
180: Extended from Belvedere to Erith Quarry, although withdrawn from Belvedere Industrial Estate, see 401
301: New route between Woolwich and Bexleyheath via Thamesmead
401: Rerouted to double-run Belvedere Industrial Estate to replace Route 180
472: Extended to Abbey Wood from South Thamesmead
B11: withdrawn between South Thamesmead and Thamesmead Town Centre, see 301

Route 9H will be withdrawn from 17th November 2018, and all resources will move to Route 15H.

Route X15 is a new route running between Waterloo and Romford Market, running every 12 minutes Monday-Saturday, and every 15 minutes every Sunday.
This allows frequency decreases on Routes 5 and 115.
High specification Volvo B5LH/Gemini 3s from the X43, as well as new ones from the 5/115 order.

440 will be rerouted within Chiswick to run from Chiswick Health Centre, via Chiswick High Road, Turnham Green, Chiswick Park Station to line of route. Minor changes along the route in Park Royal will also happen. The route will also be extended via Harrow Road from Stonebridge Park to Wembley Stadium, replacing Route 224. A double decker conversion will also occur. The route is notably going to be tendered 1 year early.

Route 224 will be withdrawn between Alperton, Sainsbury's and Wembley Stadium.

Due to the electric conversion of Route 43, the route has been tendered early.

Route 104 will be split to run between Stratford and Lonsdale Avuene, then extended to Beckton Bus Station
New route 304 will run between Manor Park and Custom House via 104 then Newham Hospital, Prince Regent.

With the new routes gained by RATP/London Sovereign, a new outstation to Edgware Garage (Parr Road) will be opened. This will house routes 251, 288, 303, 324.

IMPORTANT NEWS:
L1/Group has bought Rotala Group, and due to competition concerns,the garages in London will be sold off as follows. These transfers will happen on 14th April 2018:
Croydon (C) Garage will be sold to New Citybus, with routes 196, 202, 320 and 434 moving.
Willesden (AC) Garage will be retained by L1/Heathrow Buses to relieve Wembley (WE).
Routes 28/N28 and 302 will be moved to Tower Transit from Westbourne Park (X)
Route 480, initially to be transferred from Arriva TGM to Hallmark in January 2018, will instead move to London United.

LT Conversion Timetable (all LTs):
24/N - 22nd June 2013 (LT9-36)
9 - 22nd June 2013 (LT37-49, 51-70, 99, 775)
11 - 21st September 2013 (LT70-98)
15 - 2nd November 2013 (LT100-111, 166-180, 776, 777)
392/N - 2nd November 2013 (LT1, 50, 112-165, 669, 769, 900-911)
390/N - 30th November 2013 (LT181-204)
38/N38 - 7th December 2013 (LT2-8, 205-260)
16 - 1st February 2014 (LT261-282, 284-286)
7 - 15th February 2014 (LT283, 287-315)
148/N - 15th February 2014 (LT316-343)
311 - 5th April 2014 (LT344-371 - this includes a 392 increase)
49 - 7th June 2014 (LT372-396)
22 - 21st June 2014 (LT397-423 - these buses will go to Route 87/N87 from 11/11/17)
10/N - 1st November 2014 (LT424-452, 774)
8/N8 - 1st November 2014 (LT453-485)
74 - 1st November 2014 (LT486-516 - this includes a 392 increase)
98 - 1st November 2014 (LT517-550)
159/N - 13th December 2014 (LT551-589, 773)
453/N - 20th December 2014 (LT590-628)
C2/N - 10th January 2015 (LT629-652)
137 - 21st March 2015 (LT653-668, 670-687, 771)
168 - 20th June 2015 (LT688-711) 
3/N3 - August 2015 (LT712-738)
139/N - 22nd August 2015 (LT739-768, 770)
149/N - 31st October 2015 (LT778-823)
59 - February 2016 (LT824-853)
253/N253 - June 2017 (LT854-885)
254/N253 - June 2017 (LT344-368 off 311 from January 2018, LT886-896)
87/N87 - 11th November 2017 (LT397-423 off Route 22, LT897-899)
189/189N - November 2017 (LT912+)

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Novel Concept Tenders March-September 2017 (from TfL)

Tranche 366:
327: Awarded to Sullivan Buses (formerly London General) with existing hybrid single deckers, contract start 9th June 2018 (E20H/Enviro 200 from L1/Group)
389/399: Awarded to Sullivan Buses (formerly London General) with existing hybrid single deckers, contract start 9th June 2018 (E20H/Enviro 200 from L1/Group)
491: Awarded to Sullivan Buses (formerly London General) with existing hybrid single decker, contract start 9th June 2018 (E20H/Enviro 200 from L1/Group)
D6: Awarded to CT Plus (formerly Docklands Buses) with new hybrid double deckers, contract start 9th June 2018 (E40H/Enviro 400MMC)
D8: Awarded to Arriva London (formerly Docklands Buses) with new single deckers, contract start 9th June 2018 (E20D/Enviro 200MMC)
R9: Awarded to Stagecoach London (formerly Metrobus) with new hybrid double deckers, contract start 9th June 2018 (E40H/Enviro 400MMC)

Tranche 367:
N550: Retained by Romford Buses with existing hybrid buses, contract start 9th June 2018
N551: Retained by Romford Buses with existing hybrid buses, contract start 9th June 2018

Tranche 368:
268: Awarded to Uno (formerly Arriva London) with new single deckers, contract start 9th June 2018 (E20D/Enviro 200MMC)
631: Awarded to London United (formerly Arriva London) with new single deckers, contract start 9th June 2018 (Mercedes Sprinter)
H2: Awarded to London United (formerly Arriva London) with new single deckers, contract start 9th June 2018 (Mercedes Sprinter)
H3: Awarded to London United (formerly Arriva London) with new single deckers, contract start 9th June 2018 (Mercedes Sprinter)

Tranche 369:
8/N8: Awarded to Stagecoach London (formerly Romford Buses) with existing LT-class buses, contract start 25th August 2018.
60: Awarded to New Citybus (formerly Arriva London South) with new hybrid double deckers, contract start 25th August 2018 (E40H/Enviro 400MMC)
612: Awarded to New Citybus (formerly Arriva London South) with new hybrid double deckers, contract start 25th August 2018 (E40H/Enviro 400MMC)
685: Awarded to New Citybus (formerly Arriva London South) with new hybrid double deckers, contract start 25th August 2018 (E40H/Enviro 400MMC)

Tranche 370:
395: Retained by Heathrow Buses with existing hybrid single deckers, contract start 23rd June 2018

Tranche 371:
5: Retained by Romford Buses with new hybrid double deckers, contract start 1st September 2018 (B5LH/Wright Gemini 3)
15/N15: Retained by Romford Buses with existing LT-class buses, contract start 1st September 2018
115: Retained by Romford Buses with new hybrid double deckers, contract start 1st September 2018 (B5LH/Wright Gemini 3)

Tranche 372:
423: Retained by London United with new hybrid double deckers, contract start 1st September 2018 (B5LH/Wright Gemini 3)
H22: Retained by London United with new buses, contract start 1st September 2018 (E20D/Enviro 200MMC)
H37: Retained by London United with new electric single deckers, contract start 1st September 2018 (BYD K8/Enviro 200MMC)


Other News:

Due to issues with delivery of new buses to cascade buses for the 152, 163 and 164, and bus lease deadlines, L1/Heathrow Buses are to loan ex-Metroline Scania N230UD/East Lancs Olympus buses from Ensignbus to cover. This allows the cascaded fleet and transferred fleet to be deep-cleaned, as well as relieve overcrowding on the bus routes. However, as this arrangement will not start until June 2017, the timetable for routes 163 and 164 will be significantly slowed in order to increase reliability on the routes due to the overcrowding.

Part of the site of L1/Group's DI (Brentford Dockside) Garage (Commerce Road site) will move to form a new garage near Chiswick Roundabout in June 2017. It will be split from DI and will gain the code CK (Chiswick).

From 24th June 2017, Route X26 will gain an every 30 minute night service.

Due to the new X26 night service:
From 4th November 2017, Route N111 will be extended to Sutton, Bushey Road
From 4th November 2017, Route N4 will be withdrawn between Streatham Station and Croydon, Park Street
Route N4 will be replaced by new Route N250 between Clapham Junction, Falcon Road & Croydon, Park Street

From 4th November 2017, Route 490 will gain an every 30 minute night service with an addition of 2 journeys.

From 11th November 2017, Route 22 will be de-converted from LT operation, as the route is changed in Barnes to terminate at Barnes Pond, which cannot accommodate the LT buses. Thus the LTs will move from Route 22 to Routes 87 and N87. New Volvo B5LH/Wright Eclipse Gemini 3 buses will replace the LTs on the 22, ordered against the 87/N87 contract.

Routes 190, 283, 311, 480, 483 are involved in a large change, resulting in tenders being re-negotiated:
Route 190 will be extended from West Brompton via 311 to Aldwych, and moved onto the 311 contract.
As a result, route 311 will be withdrawn. As LTs cannot fit via Richmond, they will be redistributed.
Route 480 will be rerouted away from Richmond to Kew Riverside via 311, then routed via the 483 between Stamford Brook and White City Estate, thus running between Ealing Broadway and Kew Riverside.
Route 283 will be diverted away from East Acton, instead running via 483 to Maida Hill.
Route 483, as a result, will be withdrawn.
This change will happen on 7th January 2018

Routes 13/N13 will be extended from Aldwych to London Bridge from 7th January 2018
Route N9 will be rerouted from Aldgate to Shoreditch Church via Liverpool Street from 7th January 2018

Route N22 will be extended from Fulwell to Kingston from 7th January 2018

Due to heavily reduced patronage on Route N97, the N97 will be withdrawn from 7th January 2018. Replacements include Routes N74, N117, 278N.

From 20th January 2018, the following changes will happen in Southall:
90: Withdrawn between Yeading White Hart and Southall North, extended instead to Northolt Station. PVR reduction.
95: Extended from Southall Station to Southall Bus Garage South. No PVR change.
204: Withdawn between Greenford Broadway and Southall North. PVR reduction of 2.
207: Withdrawn between Southall Town Hall and Southall North, extended instead to Southall Bus Garage South. No PVR change.

New Route 429 (24hr route) will run between Notting Hill Gate and Wembley Stadium, via parts of Route 23 and 18. This route will start on 20th January 2018

Route 392 will be rerouted away from Hanwell, diverted from Brentford Watermans Centre via Ealing Road, South Ealing to Ealing Broadway (Haven Green). Thus, the route will run Brixton-Ealing Broadway. 
To cover the loss of night service on Boston Manor Road, Route N164 will be rerouted away from North Acton to Ealing Hospital via current 456.
This change will happen on 20th January 2018

Large changes in South-East London will also occur:
129: Extended from Greenwich to Lewisham
178, 244, 291 to be converted to double deck
180: Extended from Belvedere to Erith Quarry, although withdrawn from Belvedere Industrial Estate, see 401
301: New route between Woolwich and Bexleyheath via Thamesmead
401: Rerouted to double-run Belvedere Industrial Estate to replace Route 180
472: Extended to Abbey Wood from South Thamesmead
B11: withdrawn between South Thamesmead and Thamesmead Town Centre, see 301

Route RV1 will get two new Van-Hool hydrogen buses from later this year.

IMPORTANT NEWS:
L1/Group has bought Rotala Group, and due to competition concerns,the garages in London will be sold off as follows:
Croydon (C) Garage will be sold to New Citybus, with routes 196, 202, 320 and 434 moving.
Willesden (AC) Garage will be sold to Tower Transit, with routes 28 and 302 moving.
Route 480, initially to be transferred from Arriva TGM to Hallmark in January 2018, will instead move to London United.

LT Conversion Timetable (all LTs):
24/N - 22nd June 2013 (LT9-36)
9 - 22nd June 2013 (LT37-49, 51-70, 99, 775)
11 - 21st September 2013 (LT70-98)
15 - 2nd November 2013 (LT100-111, 166-180, 776, 777)
392/N - 2nd November 2013 (LT1, 50, 112-165, 669, 769, 900)
390/N - 30th November 2013 (LT181-204)
38/N38 - 7th December 2013 (LT2-8, 205-260)
16 - 1st February 2014 (LT261-282, 284-286)
7 - 15th February 2014 (LT283, 287-315)
148/N - 15th February 2014 (LT316-343)
311 - 5th April 2014 (LT344-371 - this includes a 392 increase)
49 - 7th June 2014 (LT372-396)
22 - 21st June 2014 (LT397-423 - these buses will go to Route 87/N87 from 11/11/17)
10/N - 1st November 2014 (LT424-452, 774)
8/N8 - 1st November 2014 (LT453-485)
74 - 1st November 2014 (LT486-516 - this includes a 392 increase)
98 - 1st November 2014 (LT517-550)
159/N - 13th December 2014 (LT551-589, 773)
453/N - 20th December 2014 (LT590-628)
C2/N - 10th January 2015 (LT629-652)
137 - 21st March 2015 (LT653-668, 670-687, 771)
168 - 20th June 2015 (LT688-711) 
3/N3 - August 2015 (LT712-738)
139/N - 22nd August 2015 (LT739-768, 770)
149/N - 31st October 2015 (LT778-823)
59 - February 2016 (LT824-853)
253/N253 - June 2017 (LT854-885)
254/N253 - June 2017 (LT344-368 off 311 from January 2018, LT886-896)
87/N87 - 11th November 2017 (LT397-423 off Route 22, LT897-899)