Abellio, Stagecoach gain in TfL tender results

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Route 24 will transfer from Metroline to Abellio later this year. MIKE SHEATHER

The latest TfL tender results have revealed gains for Abellio London, Stagecoach Selkent and London United.

Routes 24 and 27 are to be operated by Abellio London from 9 November, using 2013 and 2014 New Routemasters respectively. Route 24 has a PVR of 17 and is currently operated by Metroline, while 27 has a PVR of 22 and is run by London United currently.

Despite losing route 27, London United gained the 266/N266 from Metroline, which it will begin operating from 7 December using 23 double-deckers, the details of which are still to be confirmed.

The 267 route will also be surrendered by London United however, with Abellio West London taking it over from 9 November. 17 2017 Euro VI New Routemasters will run on the service.

Stagecoach Selkent has secured three routes in the tender round, two from London Central and one that it currently operates.

The 661 and 669, currently operated by London Central, will transfer on 5 October.  A single 2009 Euro IV double-decker will run on the 661, with two 2011 Euro V double-deckers being used on the 669.

Finally, Stagecoach Selkent has retained the 672, which uses two 2012 Euro V double-deckers crosslinked from another route.

 

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