Saturday, 10 December 2016

Ride the classic AEC Routemaster on Route 15 – they’re still running!

Not many commuters and tourists are aware that the vintage ‘AEC Routemasters’ are still operating on route 15 between Charing Cross and Tower Hill/Tower of London.

TfL haven’t given much publicity to the AEC Routemasters on route 15, but they do mention them in the last paragraph on the New Routemaster page on their website and also the ‘where can I use contactless’ page.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Looks like Network Rail is going to split

Looking at the recent news reports, it looks like the up-and-coming franchises will integrate rail infrastructure with the train companies; in short, privatising Network Rail.

London Bus Oddity – Mixed operators on route 60

This is an update to my original article titled ‘The Oddities of London Buses’. I decided to catalogue the events in separate articles.

I’ll use the sources below to show you the trouble with Route 60 after Capital Logistics won the contract back in 1998.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Hybrids for London Bus route 120

New classic Enviro200 with 'New Routemaster' style interior from Enviro400H City
A quick news update – here are the new London Bus tender awards:

Friday, 2 December 2016

TfL takeover of London suburban rail routes and what is missing?

Firstly, I should say that I’m not as much of a railway enthusiast as I am with buses, but I do want to express my view on this proposal by TFL.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

TFL and Wrightbus unveils the hydrogen double deck bus!

This news is hot off the wire from yesterday!!!

From Wrightbus

London’s City Hall was the venue for the launch today (30 November 2016) of the new Wrightbus – zero-emission double deck bus.  The zero-emission vehicle debuts a new hydrogen fuel cell driveline from Wrightbus which will rapidly become available to power both single deck and double deck buses as it becomes fully production ready next year.

The new technology from the Northern Ireland company provides a zero-emission drive system which encompasses a hydrogen fuel cell and a battery pack to power the vehicle. The combination of these two technologies makes the continuous daily operation of the public transport vehicle feasible.

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