Transport for London (TfL) has announced the latest round of London bus tender results.
Two services have changed hands. The 346 has passed from Arriva Kent Thameside to Blue Triangle. The new operator will use Euro 6 single-deckers on the service, which has a Peak Vehicle Requirement (PVR) of three, from October 1.
The vehicles to be used on the 346 will transfer over from the W19 service, which moves from Blue Triangle to CT Plus. This service will also use Euro 6 single-deckers, with a PVR of 15, with the operator taking over on November 26.
The 276 has been re-awarded to Docklands Buses with 2011 Euro 5 diesel single-deckers and a PVR of 19. The contract renews on September 17. Blue Triangle retains the 376, also utilising 2011 Euro 5 diesel single-deckers (PVR eight) from the same date.
The D3 was re-awarded to Stagecoach East London with existing Euro 6 diesel single-deckers (PVR 14), while the D7 was re-awarded to Docklands Buses with 2011 Euro 5 diesel double-deckers and a PVR of 13. Both tenders commence on September 17.
Arriva London North was successful in retaining several services. The 279/N279 will use 2011 Euro 5 double-deckers (PVR 33), starting October 15, while the 313 will use 2011 Euro 5 diesel single-deckers (PVR eight) starting November 5. The W3 will use Eiro 5 double-deckers (PVR 23, plus one crosslinked from service 29) and commence on October 15.