Ensignbus has unveiled a new livery for a high-profileTransport for London (TfL) rail replacement contract in East London, which is reminiscent of the old London Pride colours.
The contract is in connection with Network Rail’s electrification of the Gospel Oak to Barking line. Starting this Saturday (June 4), the first phase will see buses replace the rail service between South Tottenham and Barking until Sunday, September 25. Trains will run on weekdays between Gospel Oak and South Tottenham, but not at weekends. From Monday, September 26, to February 2017, a full closure from Gospel Oak to Barking is required.
Ensignbus has dedicated seven former Arriva London Alexander ALX400-bodied Volvo B7TL for the work. They are expected to enter the firm’s sales stock in February upon completion of the contract.
Ross Newman, Operations Director at Ensignbus told CBW: “The contract stipulates a red-based livery, so we have created a scheme which is reminiscent of the former London Pride colour scheme.”