London Bus Scene - Transport for London (TfL)

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www.metro.co.uk/2013/12/19/hero-bus-driver-rushes-pregnant-woman-to-hospital-after-waiting-75-minutes-for-an-ambulance-4237196/

The link says it all!
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Whilst everyones first thoughts are with the injured, it appears a number of buses were involved in the incident at the Appollo Theatre last night.

Emergency services are quoted as saying they commandeered several double deckers to take the walking wounded to hospital.

No idea if they were in service and passengers were told to disembark or if they were ordered from the depot to the theatre.
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It appears that Arriva London's DW84 LJ04 LFX has also been written off today after a collision with a tree. http://news.sky.com/story/1185331/london...rs-injured

I was fortunate to capture it earlier in the year. Photo here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/aureolindn/8644056786/
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Another incident involving a double decker bus in London.

A London United decker has crashed into a railway bridge while NIS.
metro.co.uk/2013/12/23/double-decker-bus-crashes-into-bridge-after-wrong-turn-4241434/
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Make sure you top up that Oyster card mind!

http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/tr...his-summer
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It's strange, because whenever I'm down there I never think about needing money for transport. Just have my oyster card on auto topup. A stark contrast to up here, where I'm constantly carrying a load of change around.
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There were some interesting articles in to nights Evening Standard.
Amongst all the stories, there are pushes to increase services into the city from East London (normally two buses, rather than the 1 other areas have).

There was also a story about the new tube for London (based on the bus designs).

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An interesting follow on twitter this week and a follow up interview in the Independent.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/hom...45545.html
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Quote:The @londonbusmuseum is operating a free heritage route 22 service (Piccadilly Circus-Homerton via Bank) today #RT75 #YearOfTheBus
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TFL order Additional 200 Borismasters to Delivered by April 2016, Taking the Fleet of Borismasters up to a Total of 800 Vehicles, with a further 1200 Vehicles expected to Enter Service by the end of this Decade (2020).
http://www.tfl.gov.uk/cdn/static/cms/doc...asters.pdf
Bus explodes during blaze in Wallington, south London

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-29913960
Ooo Friend, Bus Friend.
Issues with contactless debit card payments and caps.
http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-29919075
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Speaking of consultations - just had this emailed through to me from TfL.

https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/roads/vauxhall-cross

Not sure if they tailor their consultations to passengers who use Vauxhall, by analysing Oyster data or if it is sent to everyone - but quite a cost effective method of obtaining feedback.
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Borismaster batteries failing:- http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-33569460
(20 Jul 2015, 2:30 pm)G-CPTN Wrote: Borismaster batteries failing:- http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-33569460

This makes the Citaro Bendys that worked.....I mean burned on Londons roads look good.
But yeah It was a very big waste of money, it was probably the only thing that got him elected as Mayor.
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(20 Jul 2015, 2:36 pm)South Tyne Lad Wrote: This makes the Citaro Bendys that worked.....I mean burned on Londons roads look good.
But yeah It was a very big waste of money, it was probably the only thing that got him elected as Mayor.

And Boris has blown £300,000 on water cannon that Teresa May won't let him use:-
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-33592474
(20 Jul 2015, 2:30 pm)G-CPTN Wrote: Borismaster batteries failing:- http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-33569460

At least it's a warranty repair. Hopefully Wrights can identify the problem and resolve it permanently.
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35213346

There seems to have been a bit of a glitch with Oyster today.
Free travel for a period earlier on too.
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Re-zoning of a handful of stations has taken place.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35219633
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Today is the day a decision is made with regard to the future orders for the next lot of Borismasters.
The line in Northern Ireland will close if an order isn't made.
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Bus blown up on Lambeth Bridge, not far from Houses of Parliament.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35516697
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