CT Plus gains route in TfL tender round

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CT Plus has retained four routes, including the W12 seen here. The service will continue to use its 2010 Euro 5 Optare Solos. MIKE SHEATHER
CT Plus has retained four routes, including the W12 seen here. The service will continue to use its 2010 Euro 5 Optare Solos. MIKE SHEATHER

The latest round of London bus tender results have been announced by Transport for London (TfL), with CT Plus making gains.

The operator was re-awarded four services – the 390, W11, W12 and W13.

The 390, with a Peak Vehicle Requirement (PVR) of nine, will use 2012 Euro 5 single-deckers along with one new Euro 6 bus. W11 (PVR 10) will use new Euro 6 diesel single-deckers, while the W12 will use 2010 Euro 5 single-deckers (PVR seven). Each of these three contracts begins on March 4, 2017.

The W13, where the new contract instead begins on March 11, 2017, will use new Euro 6 single-deckers with a PVR of seven.

CT Plus also won the W16 contract from London General. The new contract will use new Euro 6 diesel single-deckers, with a PVR of nine, and begin on March 4, 2017.

Tower Transit has been re-awarded three services – the 308, W14 and W15.

The 308 (PVR 13) will utilise new Euro 6 hybrid double-deckers and commence on March 4, the same date as the new W15 contract (PVR 21) which will use 2013 Euro 5 single-deckers.

The W14 contract will instead begin on February 25 and will utilise 2012 Euro 5 single-deckers along with one 2010 Euro 5 double-decker. It has a PVR of 10.