London Central gains new route in London tender round

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London Central gained the 386 from Stagecoach Selkent and retained a further two services. MIKE SHEATHER

The latest round of Transport for London bus tender results have been announced, with a single gain for Go-Ahead-owned London Central.

The route in question is the 386, which the operator has gained from Stagecoach Selkent. With a Peak Vehicle Requirement (PVR) of 11, it will use Euro 5 diesel single-deckers registered in 2011. The contract commences on June 2, 2018.

London Central also retained the 37 24-hour service (PVR 19, 2011 Euro 5 double-deckers) and the 171/N171 (PVR 25, new Euro 6 hybrid double-deckers). The new contract on the 171/N171 begins on April 28.

London General retained seven services. The 424, which renews on April 7 with a PVR of five, will utilise 2017 Euro 6 single-deckers. The 485, renewing May 5 (PVR four) will use 2010 Euro 5 single-deckers, as will the 337, renewing on May 26 (PVR 11).

The four other contracts renew on June 2. These are the 44/N44 (PVR 20, new Euro 6 hybrid double-deckers), 77 (PVR 18, Euro 6 hybrid double-deckers), 87/N87 (PVR 22, 2013 Euro 5 hybrid double-deckers along with Euro 6 vehicles) and the 219 (PVR 11, 2013 Euro 5 single-deckers).