TfL route 68 next to get New Routemasters

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Bus route 68 is the latest on the Transport for London (TfL) bus network to be served by New Routemaster buses.

There will be a phased conversion of the route, which is operated by Go Ahead and runs to West Norwood via Euston, Russell Square, Holborn, Aldwych, Waterloo, Elephant & Castle, Camberwell, Herne Hill and Tulse Hill, starting on February 6. The service will be running entirely with New Routemaster buses by the end of April.

Mike Weston, TfL’s Director of Buses, said: “We are pleased to be able to bring the benefits of New Routemaster buses to more of our customers.

“These green buses will make a significant contribution to improving air quality in London by replacing older, more polluting vehicles in the fleet. By end of July more than 800 will be in passenger service.’

During peak hours, 25 of the buses will be in passenger service to carry the 20,000 people who travel on the route each week day.

Night services on bus route N68 will continue to be operated with conventional double-decker buses.

Route 68 will operate with the rear platform closed when the bus is moving.

To date, 19 bus routes in London are operating with New Routemasters.