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Wednesday, 12 April 2017

London Bus tender awards: Retains for RATP-Dev and Go-Ahead London



New tender awards for London Bus routes have just come in with big retains for London United, London General, Metrobus and Quality Line.

LBSL intends to enter into new contracts for the following routes with the operators listed below:

Route
Current Operator
New Operator
PVR
Vehicles
33 (24h)
London United
London United
18
2010 Euro V diesel single deck
88 (24h)
London General
London General
23
2015 Euro VI New Routemaster
118
London General
London General
13
2010 Euro V diesel double deck
170
London General
London General
20
New Euro VI diesel single deck*
220 (24h)
London United
London United
25
2012 Euro V diesel double deck
355
Metrobus
Metrobus
2
New Euro VI diesel single deck
419
London United
London United
6
2010 Euro V diesel single deck
470
Quality Line
Quality Line
7
2012 Euro V diesel single deck

* 8 vehicles are Euro V built 2010.

Contracts will commence on the following dates:

21st October 2017: Route 220
11th November 2017: Routes 33 & 419
18th November 2017: Route 470
9th December 2017: Routes 88, 170 & 355
3rd February 2018: Route 118

Worth noting: London United and Quality Line are owned by RATP-Dev whereas Metrobus and London General are owned by Go-Ahead Group.

The only hybrid from the new contracts is on route 88 because they will continue to use the three-door two-staircase hybrid New Routemaster buses.

This was a quick London Bus news update - the source of the tender awards is the LOTS news page.

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