London General and Sullivan Buses gain TfL contracts

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The latest round of London bus tender results have been announced, with gains made by London General and Sullivan Buses.

London General won the contract for the 131, which it gained from London United. With a Peak Vehicle Requirement (PVR) of 21, it will utilise 2010 Euro 5 double-deckers, with the contract commencing on September 30.

Sullivan buses took the 605 from London Sovereign. The service will use Euro 5 double-deckers, PVR two, commencing on September 2.

Quality Line retained the 411 (PVR six, Euro 6 single-deckers from September 30) and the 465 (PVR unknown as issue went to press, utilising unconfirmed single-deckers from July 1).

Sullivan Buses maintained hold of the 628/688 (PVR six, 2009 Euro 5 double-deckers) and 653/683 (PVR five, utilising 2009 Euro 5 double-deckers), all of which renew on September 2, 2017.

Lastly, Metroline retained its 632 contract, which will utilise 2009 Euro 4 double-deckers (PVR 3) and renew on October 14 this year.