McGill's & Alexander Dennis
South East Transport Changes from 2 December
Featured Bus Route – October 2018
DATE FOR THE DIARY - 25th November - Finchley Bus Running Day
Alexander Dennis & Lothian
Buses on Parade
The non-Inner West bus routes to be privatised
Leeds Considering Hydrogen Powered Buses
New CEO for First Group & Results for Six Months to September 2018
Alexander Dennis at Euro Bus Expo 2018
The latest awards recently announced by Transport for London as follows:
C10 (Victoria & Canada Water bus station) LBSL contract re-awarded to Abellio London with new electric single-decks, currently with ADL E20D single-decks (Contract start date 21st March 2020)
Metroline Travel will be operating hydrogen powered double deck vehicles supplied by Wrightbus out of one of their two Perivale Garages.
Twenty have been ordered by TfL. The technology from the Northern Ireland company provides a zero-emission drive system which encompasses a hydrogen fuel cell and a battery pack to power the vehicle. The combination of these two features makes the continuous daily operation of the public transport vehicle feasible
Although hydrogen-fuelled single-decker buses have been running in London and cities elsewhere for years, TfL said the new double-deckers would be a world first.
They will operate on route 7 (Russell Square & East Acton) and N7 (Russell Square & Northolt Station).
This route is currently operated with VWH-class Wrightbus Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B5LH; and 245 (Alperton & Golders Green) with Wrightbus Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL.
Hydrogen powered single deck vehicles have been used on route RV1 for some years.
Here one of eight existing VDL SB200 with Wrightbus Pulsar 2 11.9m hydrogen
single-decks currently on route RV1 (Covent Garden & Tower Gateway Station).
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This article first appeared on www.focustransport.org
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