London Bus Operations

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Here's an interesting one..!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/uktransport...074737904/

A special livery has been applied to a Wright NBFL for the first time, as shown by LTZ1150 which is seen on the above photograph awaiting onward delivery from Heysham Docks on 19th January 2014.
Lovin the Livery!
The first of Stagecoach's Volvo B5LH Wright Gemini 3's at Heysham Docks, which look like they'll be used on Service 199 to Canada Water
https://www.flickr.com/photos/uktranspor...958573811/

A few more were seen at Trafford Park, of which were

BF63 HDC
https://www.flickr.com/photos/92972461@N08/13980479743/

BN14 VZH
https://www.flickr.com/photos/92972461@N08/13957252251/
Optare MetroCity Demonstrator MCD01 on loan to Quality Line for a few months (YJ14BFY) on school Route 641 at Teddington School on its first day of service.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/leesbuses/14011921774/
May be of use to any of you thinking about going down to London over summer...
http://londonist.com/2014/05/behind-the-...arages.php

Think this one is quite interesting too:
http://travel.aol.co.uk/2014/05/02/has-n...ers-and-p/
(04 May 2014, 9:31 am)Dan Wrote: May be of use to any of you thinking about going down to London over summer...
http://londonist.com/2014/05/behind-the-...arages.php


Think this one is quite interesting too:
http://travel.aol.co.uk/2014/05/02/has-n...ers-and-p/

Heading down in a few weeks, but doubt I will get time to have a look around.
'Illegitimis non carborundum'
LT176 has been involved in a fatality last night after a collision with a car.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-27692120
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The first of Stagecoach Londons Borismasters have Arrived for Route 8
https://www.flickr.com/photos/londontran...365890953/
Interesting livery...

https://flic.kr/p/nVyD8Q
(16 Jun 2014, 8:00 pm)Dan Wrote: Interesting livery...

https://flic.kr/p/nVyD8Q

I'm going down to London in the holidays - so I hope I'll be able to catch a ride on a couple more Borismasters - last time I only got to ride one! Looks pretty eyecatching; is that the only one advertising it?
(16 Jun 2014, 8:00 pm)Dan Wrote: Interesting livery...

https://flic.kr/p/nVyD8Q

Very interesting indeed, and the 10 runs right past where I need to be in a few weeks. Will keep a look out for this one.
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The Borismasters for the 8 have now entered service, a week before expected.

A photo can be seen here, and additionally it's carrying a overall advert for Adidas. © Mark McWalter
Has anyone been here before?
http://www.bigredpizza.co.uk/photos/

Pizza in a VR?!
'Illegitimis non carborundum'
http://m.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/11313122....c#comments

New vehicles for Oxford Tube service which includes glass roofed vehicles.
'Illegitimis non carborundum'
(06 Jul 2014, 11:35 am)AIG20 Wrote: "Cash can no longer be used on any of London's buses in a move that Transport for London (TfL) says will save £24m a year."

Full story below:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-28177979

Should work well within London
Ooo Friend, Bus Friend.
(06 Jul 2014, 11:40 am)Michael Wrote: Should work well within London

It will, because the technology is there to support such a move. Most of your travellers in London will have either a Oyster card or an ENCTS pass. Those there for a day trip will normally pay for a day ticket as part of their rail tickets. In the rare occasion anyone won't have either of the three, then they can pay by contactless payment from a debit/credit card.
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LT2 has gone green...
https://flic.kr/p/onEB6Z
(18 Jul 2014, 6:29 pm)Dan Wrote: LT2 has gone green...
https://flic.kr/p/onEB6Z

In an update to that, It has been Painted Green for Demonstration Purposes at First Leeds, No doubt this is to do with proposed plan for a "New Bus For Leeds", instead of a Trolleybuses which was suggested by West Yorkshire PTE.

LT2 has since arrived at Leeds Hunslet Park Depot
https://www.flickr.com/photos/rods-snaps/14725145605/
Photo By Flickr User: Rod Whitaker

West Yorkshire PTE's Trolleybus suggestion would cost £250,000,000 to Implement, and they'd like up and running by 2019, where First Leeds would prefer to Purchase NB4L's at a of £354,500 each, Resulting in an Overall cost of £70,900,000 for 200 Vehicles, Saving £170,100,000 Overall, and it could be implemented a lot sooner than the Trolleybuses.
It seems Stagecoach has their own Royal British Legion 'poppy bus'...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/46341292@N...jSc-pSmNMc

Looks quite interesting on the Borismaster!
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Strike action tomorrow by Tower Transit staff.

http://www.tfl.gov.uk/modes/buses/bus-strike