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Old August 14th, 2013, 01:57 AM   #321
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Has London (or Britain) upped the number of standees allowed to ride a bus, coz I remember 4 being LT's maximum?
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Old August 14th, 2013, 03:41 AM   #322
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Each bus has a limit of the number of people allowed to stand (lower deck only i think) so using the NB4L as an example 16 are allowed to stand on the lower deck only
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Old December 25th, 2013, 02:46 PM   #323
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Render of new Tottenham Hale bus station:

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Old January 11th, 2014, 07:58 PM   #324
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Anyone can confirm on which lines we can find the brand new ""Borismaster"" Routemaster in London ?
I'll be visiting my love city and I need to know where to take picture of this beautiful vehicle.
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Old January 11th, 2014, 08:12 PM   #325
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They operate the following routes if it's any help:
9
11
24
390
There are also 4 in operation on the 38
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Old January 11th, 2014, 08:13 PM   #326
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Old February 16th, 2014, 09:11 PM   #327
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From Crossrail:

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PADDINGTON’S EASTBOURNE TERRACE REOPENS TO BUSES







Friday 14th February 2014
By Krista Eleftheriou

Crossrail has delivered on a commitment to local businesses and residents as Paddington’s Eastbourne Terrace reopens to buses on schedule, following a two year closure to enable construction of the new Crossrail station.

London’s Transport Commissioner Sir Peter Hendy CBE drove the first bus down Eastbourne Terrace today ahead of it reopening to passengers from Saturday 15 February.

Bus routes 7, 23, 27, 36, 46, 159, 205, 332 and N7 will return to Eastbourne Terrace following a local diversion whilst the Crossrail works were being undertaken. Once Crossrail works are completed in 2018, bus stops on Eastbourne Terrace will provide passengers with an easy interchange with Paddington Station through a new Eastbourne Terrace entrance. An additional bus stop will also be provided on Eastbourne Terrace allowing passengers and residents easier access to local homes and business in the area.

There are no changes to bus route 436 with first and last stops continuing to be in Praed Street.

Ben Hardy, Crossrail’s Paddington Project Manager said: “It is fantastic to be able to deliver on our commitment to reopen Eastbourne Terrace as planned in February 2014. Crossrail, Network Rail and TfL have worked closely with Westminster City Council, businesses and residents to do all we can to deliver these major works in the least disruptive way possible.”

When complete, Crossrail will significantly reduce journey times from Paddington to the West End, the City and Docklands. Passengers will be able to reach Tottenham Court Road in four minutes, Liverpool Street in nine minutes and Canary Wharf in 16 minutes. Crossrail will also help transform and regenerate the area around Paddington station. During the peak, 24 Crossrail trains per hour will operate from Paddington to Whitechapel in each direction.

Excavation of the 250 metre long station has now reached the top of the tunnels, some 20 metres below the road. More than 400 people are continuing to construct the new station.

The road will be open to buses and construction vehicles only and other traffic, including cyclists, will continue to use alternative routes.
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Old February 16th, 2014, 09:47 PM   #328
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New bus for London is now in service on routes:
8, 9, 11, 24, 38, 148 & 390. They're expected to enter service onto route 10 in April.
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London United route 148 at St. George's Circus by bowroaduk, on Flickr
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Old March 26th, 2014, 08:12 PM   #329
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Today official from TfL:

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TfL and Clear Channel team up to trial interactive London bus stop
26 March 2014





Transport for London (TfL) has partnered with media and advertising company Clear Channel UK to trial a real-time mapping tool at a Regent Street bus stop.

The new mapping tool - the first of its kind to operate in a UK bus shelter - was developed and funded by Clear Channel to coincide with the Year of the Bus - a celebration of both the heritage of London buses and a look ahead to their future.

Positioned on one of London's busiest shopping streets at Piccadilly Circus's bus stop 'G', the state-of-the-art digital screen incorporates TfL's data feed of live departure information to allow passengers to track their bus in real time.

Alongside live bus arrival information, the interactive panel offers wider transport network updates from the London Underground and real-time availability of nearby Barclays Cycle Hire bikes and docking points.

The panel also offers local area information including maps and walking routes to tourist attractions, theatres and shops.

Over the next two months, customer interaction with the panel will be monitored, by Clear Channel UK, and analysed to enhance the service.

With seventy per cent of Londoners now owning a Smartphone and eighty seven per cent using the internet for maps and directions, there is an increased demand from customers to be able to access the information they need to travel around the capital through digital and social media.

Leon Daniels, Managing Director of Surface Transport at TfL, said: `We're delighted to team up with Clear Channel to make live travel information even more accessible to our customers.

`Regent Street is an iconic location, used not only by Londoners but tourists from across the world and by giving them live travel information via touchscreen, they will be able to make the most of all transport options to get around the capital, be it on foot, bike, Tube or by an iconic London bus.

`As we celebrate the year of the bus, this is another reminder of how technology has transformed how we communicate with our customers and how they want to receive information from us.

`Our customers now rightly regard real time travel information as part of the core service we provide and this is an innovative way we can explore getting information they need to them.

`If the trial is as successful as we hope, then we will work with Clear Channel to introduce the mapping tool to other key sites across London.'

Dave Huckerby, Adshel Development Director at Clear Channel UK, said: `Many people will know Clear Channel as a media company.

`We also spend a lot of time working with transit and local authorities to improve bus travel for commuters.

`Recently this has meant allowing people to use their smartphones to interact with bus stops and developing shelters that are more sustainable. Now we've been able to bring real-time mapping to the streets of London.

`This is a highly technical bus shelter and a real glimpse into the future of urban transportation.

`We're grateful to TfL for working closely with us.

`Their knowledge and expertise has allowed us to deliver something of real value to Londoners.

`The next stage of this trial is to monitor and refine the system as people interact with it.'

TfL is among the world leaders in the provision of free, open data which is currently being used by over 5,000 app developers who are more adept at bringing useful products to the market quickly.

TfL's feeds power hundreds of products, extending the reach of its information and saving its customers tens of millions of pounds every year in time saved.
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Old April 24th, 2014, 08:33 PM   #330
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Today official from TfL:

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Route 10 to operate New Routemasters from Saturday
24 April 2014

Sixth bus route in the capital to operate entirely with the world’s greenest diesel electric hybrid buses

Seventh bus route – the route 38 and night service N38 – will be next to convert to running with New Routemasters


From Saturday 26 April route 10 will become the latest in the capital to be served entirely by New Routemasters.

These are the cleanest and greenest diesel electric hybrid buses in the world and are part of a comprehensive programme to reduce emissions from London’s bus fleet.

Currently, five bus routes in London are served by around 140 New Routemasters.

By 2016 there will be 600 of these new buses on London’s streets.

Route 10, which runs 24-hours a day and is operated by London United, runs between Hammersmith Bus Station and King’s Cross St Pancras via Olympia, High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge, Hyde Park Corner, Marble Arch, Oxford Circus, Tottenham Court Road and Euston.

Buses on route 10 will operate with the rear door open and a conductor on the rear platform for the majority of the day on weekdays (6am–6pm Monday to Friday).

In the evenings and at weekends the rear platform will be closed when the bus is moving but all three sets of doors will be open and closed by the driver at bus stops.

During peak hours, 23 of the new buses will be in passenger service to carry the 19,000 people who travel on the route each week day.

The next route to be converted will be the 38 along with night service N38, operated by Arriva, which will see more New Routemasters being introduced on a phased basis, with full conversion expected by the end of May.

It was the route on which the first prototype New Routemaster entered service in February 2012.

The route 38 runs between Victoria Station and Hackney, via Hyde Park Corner, Green Park, Piccadilly Circus, Bloomsbury, Islington, Dalston, Hackney Central Station and Clapton Pond.

The route N38, which operates at night, has an extended service running additionally via Lea Bridge, Leyton (Bakers Arms) and Walthamstow Central.

Once converted, buses on route 38 will operate with the rear door open and a conductor on the rear platform for the majority of the day on weekdays (6am–7pm Monday to Friday) on the busiest section of the route between Islington and Victoria.

On the remainder of the route, in the evenings and at weekends the rear platform will be closed when the bus is moving but all three sets of doors will be open and closed by the driver at bus stops.

During peaks hours, 59 of these state of the art buses will be in passenger service to carry the 42,000 people who travel on the route each week day.
  • The introduction of the New Routemaster is part of a comprehensive programme to reduce emissions from London’s bus fleet with 1,700 hybrids on the street by 2016, accelerating the introduction of ultra low emission Euro VI buses and retrofitting 900 older buses to reduce their NOx emissions by up to 80 per cent
  • In tests a New Routemaster prototype bus was found to emit a quarter of the NOx (Oxides of Nitrogen) and harmful ‘PM’ particles of a fleet average hybrid bus and 20 per cent less CO2. When all 600 are in service in 2016 they will reduce CO2 emissions in the capital by around 20,600 tonnes a year
  • London United is a wholly owned subsidiary of RATP Dev SA, which operates public transportation in over 12 countries. The London United network of routes covers central, west and south west London
  • Arriva is part of Deutsche Bahn, one of the world’s leading passenger transport and logistics service providers, and operates in 14 European countries. Headquartered in Sunderland, Arriva is responsible for Deutsche Bahn's regional passenger transport services outside of Germany
  • These buses are manufactured by the family-owned Wrightbus company in Northern Ireland. The order for 600 vehicles resulted in the opening of a new chassis plant in Antrim and the safeguarding of 220 jobs, including 18 apprenticeships and the creation of 50 new jobs
  • As well as the manufacture of the chassis and superstructure in Northern Ireland, a number of components for the bus are made by companies from around the UK; including engines from Darlington, seats from Telford, seat moquette from Huddersfield, wheelchair ramps from Hoddesdon (Hertfordshire), destination blinds from Middleton near Manchester and flooring from Liskeard (Cornwall). All of these companies have received a boost as a result of the new bus project
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Old May 12th, 2014, 06:55 PM   #331
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Official from TfL:

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Route 136 extended in North Peckham
09 May 2014

Bus journeys between Peckham and Elephant & Castle are being made easier from Saturday 10 May, as Transport for London (TfL) extends bus route 136 to provide customers with additional capacity.

Route 136, which currently runs between Grove Park and Peckham, will be extended to Elephant & Castle taking the same route as the 343 bus service.

This will mean increased capacity in the North Peckham and Aylesbury Estate areas.

More buses will be added to route 136 to maintain the frequency of service - which is a bus every 10 minutes Monday to Saturday daytimes and every 15 minutes in the evenings and on Sundays.

Route 343 runs every 6 to 7 minutes Monday to Saturday daytimes and every 10 minutes during the evenings and on Sundays.

John Barry, TfL’s Head of Network Development, said:

“The extension of route 136 will result in more buses on the busy section between Peckham and Elephant & Castle. This boosts capacity for existing passengers and will help support new demand as estates in the area are redeveloped.”

This service change is part of TfL’s management and development of a network that comprises around 700 routes across Greater London operated by 7,600 buses at peak times, carrying more than 2.4 billion passengers every year.

TfL keeps the network under regular review, working with the London boroughs and other partners to help ensure that services can respond to London’s changing travel needs
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Old May 20th, 2014, 03:11 PM   #332
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Images from TfL of new West Croydon bus station:

TfL Image - Revamped West Croydon Bus Station - External by Transport for London Press Images, on Flickr

TfL Image - Revamped West Croydon Bus Station - Internal by Transport for London Press Images, on Flickr
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Old July 5th, 2014, 10:44 PM   #333
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The last fare by κύριαsity, on Flickr

Cash fares are no longer accepted from 6 July 2014. Athens (Greece) has done that for some time, requiring you to buy a ticket from a kiosk.
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Old July 30th, 2014, 01:20 AM   #334
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Some New Routemasters:


LT20 & LT24 Hampstead Heath 15 July 2014


LT193 Grosvenor Place 15 July 2014


LT172 Grosvenor Place 15 July 2014


LT246 Holborn 15 July 2014 - Route 8 is most recent to go over to LTs.



LT160 Oxford St 14 July 2014

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Old August 13th, 2014, 11:52 PM   #335
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New London bus stop flag by κύριαsity, on Flickr
TfL is rolling out new bus stop flags that will reflect the current practice of putting words in the roundel. It will replace the design that goes back to about 1973.
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Old October 16th, 2014, 06:02 PM   #336
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On Tuesday TfL launched another consultation for new Silvertown tunnel in Docklands. If approved, this means new bus routes. Here are images:







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Old October 25th, 2014, 07:46 AM   #337
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Old October 25th, 2014, 04:27 PM   #338
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Really like that system.
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London buses are prepared for Remembrance Day:


TfL Image - London Poppy Day 2014 - Buses 1 by Transport for London Press Images, on Flickr
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Old October 29th, 2014, 03:56 PM   #340
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Routemasters will be running on route 11 this sunday.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rv5DVtwII0c
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