Success for Stagecoach in London

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A Tower Transit Wrightbus StreetDeck on the 25 route to Ilford. MIKE SHEATHER

Stagecoach East London has gained two routes from Tower Transit in the latest round of TfL tenders.

Route 25/N25, which has a PVR of 31, will transfer to the operator on 23 May next year; new Euro VI hybrid double-deckers are slated to be used on the service.

Additionally, the 425 will change hands on 4 July 2020. Stagecoach intends to use 21 new Euro VI hybrid double-deckers on the service.

Meanwhile, route 482 is scheduled to transfer from Metroline West to Abellio West London on 21 March. As with the aforementioned two routes, brand-new hybrid ‘deckers are to be used – eight of them to be precise.

Routes 282 and G1 won’t be changing hands any time soon; the former will be staying with Metroline West when the contract renews on 7 March, while the latter will continue with London General from 2 May.

The 282 will be utilising 16 Euro V hybrid-double-deckers built in 2013, which have already been retrofitted to Euro VI standards.
Thirteen Euro VI single-deckers are to be used on the G1 service.