Many changes in London bus tender results

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The latest round of London bus tender results has been announced, with Metroline, Sullivan Buses and CT Plus all making gains.

The 389/399 will move from London General to Sullivan Buses on April 7, 2018. The route is listed as having a Peak Vehicle Requirement (PVR) of zero, as it is an interpeak only route using a bus from service 299, which will be a new Euro 6 single-decker.

Sullivan Buses also gained the number 327 from London General. It will utilise a lone Euro 5 single-decker registered in 2010 from June 9, 2018.

Metroline gained three services – the 30 from Tower Transit (PVR 23, new Euro 6 hybrid double-deckers, June 23, 2018), the 231 from London General (PVR seven, using six Euro 4 and two Euro 5 double-deckers, June 9, 2018) and 491 from London General (PVR nine, using one Euro 4 and nine Euro 5 single-deckers).

CT Plus also gained three services.

These are the D6 from Docklands Buses (PVR 14, new Euro 6 single-deckers, September 15, 2018) and the N550 and N551 from Tower Transit – night only services which will use 2017 Euro 6 hybrid double-deckers from service 388.

Tower Transit gained control of the D8 service from Docklands Buses (PVR nine) which will utilise 2011 Euro 5 double-deckers and transition on September 15, 2018.

Metrobus retained the R9, which renews on August 18, 2018 (PVR three, 2011 Euro 5 single-deckers).