All calm in London bus tender round

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Another round of London bus tender results has been announced by Transport for London (TfL), with several operators holding onto services they currently control.

A new contract for route 220 will begin on October 21, retained by London United. With a Peak Vehicle Requirement (PVR) of 25, the 24 hour service will continue to use Euro 5 double-deckers registered in 2012.

London United also retained the 33 (24 hour, PVR 18) and 419 (PVR six), both of which renew on November 11. Both utilise Euro 5 single-deckers registered in 2010.

Quality Line retained its 470 service (PVR seven) which renews on November 18. It will use 2012 Euro 5 single-deckers.

Metrobus also kept control of a service, the 355, which renews on December 9. With a PVR of 12, the route will use new Euro 6 diesel single-deckers.

Lastly, London General retained a trio of services. The 24 hour 88 (PVR 23) will use 2015 Euro 6 New Routemasters. The 170 (PVR 20) will use eight Euro 5 single deckers built in 2010, with the remainder of the fleet being new Euro 6 vehicles. Both these services renew on December 9.

In the New Year, the 118 will renew on February 3. With a PVR of 13, it utilises Euro 5 double-deckers from 2010.