Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Novel Concept Tenders January-March 2017 (from TfL)

Tranche 354:
111: Awarded to Heathrow Buses (formerly London United) with 30 new gas double deckers, and 4 hybrid double deckers, contract start 4th November 2017. Negotiated contract for 7 years. (15 Scania N280UD/Enviro 400MMC gas, 15 MAN Lion's City DD gas/6 hybrid)
N111: Retained by Heathrow Buses under 111 contract.

Tranche 361:
222/222N: Retained by London United with existing hybrid double deckers, contract start 4th November 2017 (E40H from 111)
282: Awarded to Ealing Community Transport (formerly Heathrow Buses) with new diesel buses, contract start 11th November 2017 (B5TL/Gemini 3)

Tranche 362:
87/N87: Awarded to London United (formerly London General) with existing LT-class buses, contract start 11th November 2017 (LTs from Route 22. B5LH/Gemini 3 buses ordered against this contract will go to Route 22)
155/N155: Awarded to Abellio London (formerly London General) with new hybrid double deckers, contract start 11th November 2017 (E40H/Enviro 400MMC)

Tranche 363:
N136: Awarded to Romford Buses (formerly Stagecoach London) with new hybrid double deckers, contract start 11th November 2017 (MAN Lion's City DD Hybrid (to be diverted to another route, actual buses from 21))

Tranche 363A:
429/429N: Awarded to Heathrow Buses (new route) with new hybrid double deckers, contract start 20th January 2018 (MAN Lion's City DD Hybrid)

Tranche 364:
129: Awarded to New Citybus (formerly London Central) with new hybrid double deckers, contract start 10th February 2018 (E40H/Enviro 400MMC)
180: Awarded to New Citybus (formerly London Central) with new hybrid double deckers, contract start 10th February 2018 (E40H/Enviro 400MMC)
291: Retained by Stagecoach London with new hybrid double deckers, contract start 10th February 2018 (E40H/Enviro 400MMC)
301: Awarded to Stagecoach London with new single deckers, contract start 10th February 2018 (E20D/Enviro 200MMC)
401: Retained by London Central with new hybrid double deckers, contract start 10th February 2018 (B5LH/EvoSeti)
B11: Awarded to Stagecoach London with new single deckers, contract start 10th February 2018 (E20D/Enviro 200MMC)

Tranche 364A:
178: Retained by New Citybus with new hybrid double deckers, contract start 10th February 2018 (E40H/President)
244: Retained by kentishbus with new hybrid double deckers, contract start 10th February 2018 (E40H/Enviro 400MMC)
  
Tranche 365:
H28: Retained by Heathrow Buses with new electric single deckers, contract start 24th February 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.

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)
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 - 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, LT886-896)
87/N87 - 11th November 2017 (LT397-423 off Route 22)

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