Buses take the DLR strain

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Ensignbus’ 1967-built RML2734 is seen on DLR rail replacement duties on Wednesday, March 28. KRIS LAKE

Members of the RMT union walked out in a 48-hour strike on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) in London last week. On Wednesday and Thursday, a very limited train service operated, so to compensate around 50 buses were sourced through Ensignbus, to operate additionally on 10 key routes mainly in East London. TfL operators Abellio, Go-Ahead and Stagecoach also bolstered some of their own routes in the area.

The Ensignbus Heritage fleet was out in full force alongside more modern vehicles, supplemented by vehicles from the London Bus Company, Travelmasters and Abbey Travel, to name but three.