Metroline gains route in latest TfL tender round

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Metroline will add new Euro 6 hybrid double-deckers to its number 17 route from July 22. MIKE SHEATHER

The latest round of London bus tenders have been announced, with Metroline gaining a route.

The operator will take over the 382 from Arriva London North on July 15, utilising 2012 Euro 5 single-deckers with a Peak Vehicle Requirement (PVR) of nine.

Metroline also retained five other contracts – the 17 (PVR 19, new Euro 6 hybrid double-deckers), 186 (PVR 17, 2009 Euro 4 double-deckers), the 384 (PVR 5, 2012 Euro 5 single-deckers), the C11 (PVR 20, 2010 Euro 5 single-deckers) and the W8 (PVR 15, 2009 Euro 4 double-deckers). All of these services renew on July 22.