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Old November 27th, 2014, 10:03 AM   #341
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Tottenham Hale improvement works complete
17 November 2014

Archaic gyratory system returned to two way traffic and new public space created as part of £34 million scheme

Work to radically improve the area around Tottenham Hale is now complete following the opening of a new bus station and public space as part of a £34 million scheme delivered by Transport for London (TfL) and Haringey Council.

Tottenham Hale is located within the Upper Lea Valley area, one of the Mayor's key opportunity areas for growth, with plans to create 15,000 new jobs and 20,100 new homes. Throughout the area there is the capacity for 5,000 new homes and 4,000 new jobs, with a wider vision to transform the area into a new district centre. The improvements to the Tottenham area are being supported by the £70 million Mayor's Regeneration Fund. The Fund, £20m of which was secured from Central Government, was set up to help those areas affected by the public disturbances in August 2011.

Within this scheme, which is part of a committed package of transport developments to support planned growth, TfL has removed the gyratory system around Tottenham Hale and returned it to two-way traffic. This has created a direct connection for drivers to the A10 and the City, improving traffic flow and providing less congested routes and cycle ways for cyclists. New zebra crossings, wider pavements and new trees have also been planted, as well as a 20 mph speed limit implemented along Broad Lane and on local roads within the old gyratory

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Old December 11th, 2014, 08:23 PM   #342
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Croydon’s first pure electric buses hit the streets
10 December 2014

Transport for London (TfL), Arriva and UK bus manufacture Optare today (Wednesday 10 December) introduced the latest electric buses to the capital's fleet.

The two Optare MetroCity buses are now in service on route 312, which is operated by Arriva, between South Croydon and Norwood Junction. The bus route is used by around 4,700 passengers a day. Passengers travelling on these buses will benefit from much lower noise and vibration levels compared to regular buses with diesel engines.

These new electric buses are the latest addition to Europe's greenest bus fleet and will increase TfL's experience and understanding of this relatively new technology. The buses were built by UK bus manufacturer Optare, which is part of the Hinduja Group, based in Sherburn in Elmet, North Yorkshire. They have zero tail pipe emissions at point of use, resulting in lower overall carbon emissions

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Old December 17th, 2014, 06:41 PM   #343
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Routemaster: a traditional double-decker bus from London

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Routemasters will be running on route 11 this sunday.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rv5DVtwII0c
The Routemasters are the traditional double-decker buses from London.
And the double-decker bus is one of the postcards from the British capital.


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Old December 17th, 2014, 07:06 PM   #344
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Variety of buses in London

Seeing the photos from the London's buses, I could notice that niether of the double-deckers is composed the London transport system by bus.
London is also served by padron and articulated buses.

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Old December 19th, 2014, 12:38 PM   #345
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New Tottnham Hale bus station, which was opened last month. Taken from here:
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Old March 2nd, 2015, 06:36 PM   #346
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Scaffold collapses onto London double-decker bus
Mon 2nd March 2015, 15:35



Scaffolding collapsed onto a double-decker bus on a busy street in south London on Monday morning

The London Fire Brigade said it was a “miracle” that no-one was injured in the incident.

Emergency services cleared the street and Peckham road was reopened to traffic by midday.

Ken Davidson, head of bus operations at Transport for London, told the Standard: “At around 11am this morning some scaffolding collapsed on a route 345 bus as it was driving down Peckham High St, at the junction with Basingcourt

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Old July 2nd, 2015, 09:12 AM   #347
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Proposed route changes around Baker Street and Gloucester Place:
https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/buses/baker-street

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Old July 5th, 2015, 11:54 AM   #348
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Extension of Westbourne Park Bus Garage, operated by Tower Transit, division of Australian company Transit Systems:
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Old July 20th, 2015, 05:34 PM   #349
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Londoners could be in danger from the con that is the ‘Boris Bus’

The Boris Bus, controversially introduced by London’s Tory Mayor as a replacement for the Routemaster, has major faults which put passengers’ lives at risk according to drivers on the No 24 route, which was the first to have the new buses.

The Boris Bus turns out not only to be an expensive scandal, but it is also a dangerous con....


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Old July 26th, 2015, 07:21 AM   #350
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Guys, hi. I have a simple doubt with buses fares.

You can change between the underground and the buses with one trip or you must pay another? For example with the oyster card in zone 1, you take the tube (2.3£) and you want to change to one bus. You add 0£ or you must add the bus fare (1.5£) to complete that journey?

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Old July 26th, 2015, 11:32 AM   #351
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Guys, hi. I have a simple doubt with buses fares.

You can change between the underground and the buses with one trip or you must pay another? For example with the oyster card in zone 1, you take the tube (2.3£) and you want to change to one bus. You add 0£ or you must add the bus fare (1.5£) to complete that journey?

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You must add the £1.50 fare. Unless you pay for a day travelcard but that would cost around £11... I think. In your case make sure you have over £5 on your oyster because peak time, underground in zone 1 goes up.

Honestly, our pay rate here compared to the rest of Europe is a bit of a joke. Which is why if you take a job in zone 1, you must either live in zone 1 or have a salary high enough to support the daily travel to zone one.
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Old July 27th, 2015, 05:16 AM   #352
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Thanks for the answer man. Now i have everything clear

Sadly the fares are more related with subsidies in the system than anything else.



PD: I couldn't find the London buses thread in the UK Forum, is there any?
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Old July 27th, 2015, 06:02 AM   #353
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PD: I couldn't find the London buses thread in the UK Forum, is there any?
But there's general thread about public transport in London there, where people are talking about buses too
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Old October 21st, 2015, 12:06 PM   #354
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New BYD - Busworld-2015, Kortrijk, Belgium


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Old November 22nd, 2015, 09:14 AM   #355
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Liverpool St bus station to close temporarily for Crossrail ticket hall completion
20 November 2015

Customers are advised that vital work to build a brand new Crossrail station ticket hall will require the temporary closure of Liverpool Street bus station from Sunday 22 November until spring 2016.

Hoardings around the new Crossrail station building site will need to be extended across Old Broad Street during the ticket hall work, which will prevent entry and exit from the bus station. The temporary closure of the bus station will affect passengers who travel on routes 11, 23, 133, N11 and N133.

To minimise disruption to passengers, affected bus services will operate from nearby bus stops. During the temporary closure, routes 11, N11 and 23 will depart from London Wall (Bus Stop U) outside All Hallows Church

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World's first electric double-decker bus ready to hit London's roads





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The world's first fully electric double-decker bus was today unveiled a month before it goes into service on London's roads.

Transport bosses gathered outside City Hall for a first look at the large red vehicle, which is expected to cost in excess of £350,000.

The near-silent bus is the latest addition to Transport for London's fleet since the launch of the New Bus for London, Routemaster revivals that were criticised for being too hot in summer months because the windows did not open.

The new model features windows and lacks the hop-on, hop-off access of the New Bus.

Transport for London (TfL) director of surface transport Leon Daniels said: "Lessons have been learned, like with every new model."

He added: "We think this is the first fully electric double decker bus in the world.

"We're very proud to have it in London. We are delighted to be hosting this.

"This is as a result of a challenge from the mayor to tackle emissions."
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Nearly 500 New Routemasters recalled due to steering problem

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It hasn't been a smooth ride for London Mayor Boris Johnson's flagship New Bus for London, or as it has been more recently rebranded the New Routemaster.
At the moment there are 700 in service. And putting aesthetics to one side, technically there have been problems and now we can reveal there have been more - this time concerning the power steering.
There were reportedly Bikram Yoga levels of heat on the top deck and only recently have Transport for London (TfL) bosses given ground to concerns at City Hall and allowed the installation of opening windows.
'Non-functional' steering

There were battery failures meaning some of the hybrid buses had to run on diesel and drivers complained the hybrid system was not powerful enough and it had poor acceleration.

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