Metrobus and Abellio gain TfL contracts

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Abellio gained the 207 and N207 service. It is acquiring new Euro VI hybrid double-deckers to cover part of the service’s PVR. MIKE SHEATHER

The latest round of London bus tender results has seen gains for Metrobus and Abellio.

Metrobus gained the 51 and R5/10 from Stagecoach Selkent, with both new contracts starting on 8 December 2018. With a Peak Vehicle Requirement (PVR) of 19, the 51 will use 2011 Euro V double-deckers, while the R5/10 will require a single vehicle, which will be a single-decker of unconfirmed specification.

Abellio West gained the 207, including the N207, from Metroline West. The service has a PVR of 28 and will utilise 16 Euro V double-deckers built in 2012, along with 15 new Euro VI hybrids. The new contact begins on 6 April 2018.

Also renewing on 6 April is the 607, which Metroline West retained. The service has a PVR of 19 and will use new Euro VI hybrid double-deckers.

Stagecoach Selkent retained the 61 (PVR 10, 2013 Euro V double-deckers) and 261 (PVR 13), both of which renew on 1 December 2018. The 261 will utilise three Euro V double-deckers, along with 11 new Euro VI hybrid double-deckers.

All the Euro V vehicles mentioned above are expected to be upgraded to Euro VI emissions standards.