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Arriva London North Limited[1] operates nine bus garages. Beddington Farm became a Londonlinks depot when the Non-London work moved away before coming under Arriva South. RM5: This is the lowest numbered production Routemaster, although RM8 was actually built first. RML901: This was part of the first batch of 24 RMLs (Routemaster Lengthened) to enter service. In 2005 the garage was adapted for Mercedes-Benz Citaro articulated buses on route 149. The garage closed in 1985 with its allocation being split between Victoria and Wandsworth garages. Timetable changes to service 405 Doncaster to Selby. by ns47840. Arriva London bus Plaxton President Ponders End bus garage in Enfield London 11 March 2009.jpg 640 × 480; 50 KB Arriva London bus RML895 (WLT 895) route 159 May 2005.jpg 501 × 642; 248 KB Arriva London bus VLA157 (LJ55 BSU) 2005 Volvo B7TL Alexander Dennis ALX400, Whitehall, route 159, 9 December 2005.jpg 1,015 × 1,228; 460 KB Arriva London is a bus company. [30] In 1986 it became a London Regional Transport contractor when it began to operate route 142. [22][23] [37][38][39], On 1 March 2014, Lee Valley garage closed with the site acquired by National Grid with operations transferred to a reopened Edmonton. The buses can also be hired to attend other public events, and often the buses appear at bus events, such as Showbus and the London Bus Preservation Trust Cobham bus rally. When Elmers End closed a reshuffle took place with the Routemasters departing and the garage became fully one man operated, and later in 1994, the garage became fully double deck with the departure of the last Leyland Nationals. Latest news across our network. In addition, from May 2014, route 38 was operated with New Routemasters. Brixton (BN) Norwood (N) Croydon (TC) Thornton Heath (TH) References. Route 157 was included in the May 2009 sale of Travel London to Abellio London. Bus Garage, Brighton Road, Croydon, CR2 6EL: 468 (5.99%) Beddington: Sidney House, Beddington Farm Road, Croydon, CR0 4XB: London routes: none at present. Arriva London is one of the largest bus operators in London. In 1971 Brixton became one of the first to receive Daimler Fleetlines and then in 1984 MCW Metrobuses. [15] The depot was opened in 2005 to house the Mercedes-Benz Citaro articulated buses for route 149 which were later joined by more with the conversion of route 73. Press office hours are 07.45 - 19.00 on weekdays. [25], Opened on 18 June 1952, Garston became part of London Country North West in 1986, being included in the sale of the business to Luton & District Transport in 1988 which in turn was rebranded Arriva Shires & Essex. RML2355: This is still in the condition as when it left service, but is awaiting restoration. AEC Regent III RTs mainly monopolised the garage until the arrival of AEC Routemasters in 1964. [22][23], As of October 2020, Palmers Green operates routes 34, 102, 141, 329, 340 and 675.[13]. The garage previously supplied some buses and drivers for route 19 following the conversion from Routemaster operation in 2005, but this ceased with the closure of Battersea, with the whole of the route transferring to Brixton. Arriva, London RM467 XVS 851. by royalmailman. RML2360: This is being looked after for the, This page was last edited on 18 December 2020, at 21:23. BN Brixton: 39 Streatham Hill, London, SW2 4TB: 50 59 133 137 319 333 Night routes: N133 319 : 121: BN: Brixton Hill: 239 Brixton Hill, London, SW2 1NR: London routes: none at present. The garage has had a steady allocation over the years and in 1951 took over some of the vehicles for the Festival of Britain services from the nearby Norwood Tram Depot. Before World War II in 1939 the allocation consisted of ST, STL and LTs, but during the war it was the first garage to receive utility Guy Arabs, and later in 1949 London's first 8 ft wide buses. The garage was modernised at a cost of over £6 million in the early 1980s, and when it reopened in 1984 it had space for 106 buses. Opened in 1990 by London Country Bus Services, it ran 73 vehicles, although had space for 120. In recent times, Enfield has become a central part of Arriva London operations with the opening of the Accident Repair Centre, which also undertakes major refurbishments of the company’s fleet. It is a subsidiary of Arriva UK Bus and operates services under contract to Transport for London. In 2000 it was reopened by the London Buses subsidiary East Thames Buses which took over the former Harris Bus routes after that company ran into financial difficulties. It uses AEC Routemasters for private hire work, and was formed after Routemasters in London were withdrawn from normal service in December 2005. Just before World War II the allocation at Palmers Green was entirely AEC Regents, whilst afterwards it was allocated AEC Regent III RT, RTL, RTW and SRTs the only garage to be allocated all four standard double deck types, although none could fit in the garage until the roof could be raised by 10 inches, which was completed in 1952 after a process taking 20 weeks. Hackney Community Transport also moved into the garage yard in recent times to house its routes won in the London area although East Thames Buses later moved to new premises in Mandela Way, Southwark and were replaced at the garage by Arriva's new Mercedes-Benz Citaro articulated buses for route 38 following the conversion from Routemasters in November 2005. In 1969 experimental XAs and later FRM1 were tested on route 233. This page was last changed on 7 July 2017, at 14:38. The final Routemasters left Tottenham in September 2004 when route 73 was converted to Mercedes-Benz Citaro articulated bus operation and moved to Lea Valley. It was transferred to Arriva London in 1999 with six routes and buses painted red, green or blue. by Jack Marian. When the Routemasters left in July 2005 the garage received an allocation of Alexander ALX400 bodied Volvo B7TLs for route 19, although some of these need to be parked at (and use drivers from) Norwood garage because there was not enough space for these larger buses. By 1994 the garage was worked almost entirely by Leyland Olympians and MCW Metrobuses with a few Dennis Dart and MCW Metroriders. In den 1960er Jahren wurde der Handel mit Automobilen aufgenommen. Many of the codes are long-established, going back to London Buses Limited (LBL) (and in many cases earlier) days, and are well-known among staff and enthusiasts. On 28 January 2012, route 318 was transferred to this garage. Arriva operates 16 bus garages in London; 4 of which are run under the Arriva London South company, and the remaining 12 with Arriva London North. Route 135 was taken over by Docklands Buses on 23 May 2015. The account also includes integration with Drivetech, customer surveys, customer contact and TfL's IRIS reporting database. The original Battersea garage was opened in 1906 by the London Roadcar Company on the north side of Hester Road, but by 1914 more space was needed and an annexe was built on the south side. Supplier priding telecommunications solutions nationwide. [29], As of June 2018, Garston garage operated London routes 288, 303, 305, H18 and H19. Palmers Green (AD) Ash Grove (AE) Tottenham (AR) Clapton (CT) Barking (DX) Enfield (E) Lee Valley (LV) Stamford Hill (SF) Wood Green (WN) Arriva London South Limited. [1][2][3] In February 1987, Grey-Green commenced operating bus routes in north and east London under contract to London Regional Transport. On 24 March 2012, routes 34, 444 and 657 were transferred to this garage. [ 13/01/2021 ] Arriva Buses Wales depot to close for 14 days due to Covid-19 infections News [ 12/01/2021 ... One of London’s most historic bus garages is set to close later this year and faces an uncertain future. The Heritage Fleet was set up in 2006 by Arriva. Two modernisation schemes were undertaken, first in the 1960s to allow for AEC Routemasters to be allocated and again in 1971 when a new canteen and recreation room was built. by ns47840. 1996 saw County Bus & Coach acquired by Cowie Group, who re-opened the garage in early 1997 and merged County Bus with the Leaside Travel unit before later in the year, Cowie Group rebranded as Arriva. [14] In addition, from May 2014, route 38 was operated with New Routemasters. [18], On 30 April 2016, Arriva London took over the operation of route 368 from Blue Triangle. 9002 bx54dh. The buses were requisitioned during World War I, and then between 1917 and 1919 the garage was loaned to AEC. Privatisation of the London Bus Network in January 1995 saw the sale of Leaside Buses, along with its garages to Cowie Group, who rebranded to Arriva London in April 1998. Route E8, Metroline, MM783, LK57EHT. Other websites. From 12 December 2015, route 159 passed to Abellio London with New Routemaster buses, marking Brixton's last night route. On 31 May 2014, the garage gained route E10 from Metroline. RM6: In 2002, this Routemaster was painted in a gold livery to celebrate the. Transformed in the early 1900s from a horse tram depot to a modern tram depot with a capacity of 67. As of May 2020, Croydon garage operates routes 60, 166, 194, 264, 312, 412, 466, 612, 627, and 685.[13]. London Suburban was taken over by MTL London Northern in 1995 and they transferred routes 4 and 271 to Holloway while Route 41 was transferred to Cowie Leaside in 1996 and the garage was closed. More recently it has become a central part of Arriva London operations with the accident repair centre and undertaking of major refurbishments. Find out about the London routes we manage and the locations of our garages here. In November 2009, Battersea garage was closed and the site redeveloped. … History. Vehicle Types Operated. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Arriva London. 36619 yx16okz. As of May 2020, Thornton Heath garage operates routes 64, 157 (Sunday's only), 198, 250, 255, 289, 410 and night route N250.[26]. Route 159 was the last London route to be converted on 9 December 2005, bringing 50 years of Routemaster operation to a close. Customer Reviews. As of May 2020, Dartford Garage operates routes 99, 160, 229, 269, 301, 335, 401, 428, 469, 492, B12, B13 and B15. When the XAs departed in 1973 they were replaced by Daimler Fleetlines which lasted until January 1993. On 3 March 2012, route 455 passed to Abellio London. In the run up to privatisation of London Buses, Enfield Garage was allocated to the South London business unit on 1 April 1989. Operations are split between two registered companies, Arriva London North Limited and Arriva London South Limited. It is unusual in retaining its original body and chassis after the Routemaster overhaul scheme. It was also used over the years to house stored vehicles for the London Transport Museum, and again in 2000 to store additional AEC Routemasters that had been acquired to supplement shortages in London. The company’s bus operations at Watford, Dartford, Grays and Heathrow are now moving across to be part of an enlarged Arriva London operation. . As part of a decision to consolidate all of Arriva's Transport for London routes with Arriva London, Dartford garage was transferred from Arriva Southern Counties on 1 January 2016. Bus Garage, Brighton Road, Croydon, CR2 6EL: 464 (5.99%) CN Beddington: Beddington Farm Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR0: London routes: none at present. In 2007 route 450 was transferred to Beddington Garage from Thornton Heath in a swap with route 289. This is a list of Transport for London (TfL) contracted bus routes in London, England, as well as commercial services that enter the Greater London area (except coaches).Bus services in London are operated by Abellio London, Arriva London, HCT Group, Go-Ahead London (Blue Triangle, Docklands Buses, London Central, and London General), Metroline, RATP Group (London Sovereign, London … No keywords have been added. On 15 October 2011, route W3 was transferred to this garage. Now the garage has only double-decker buses, all the other single-decker buses have been transferred to other garages. 2.4K likes. It is probably the most famous too, being the (numerically) first production Routemaster, RM5. However, Tottenham has retained a single Routemaster for the Arriva London Heritage fleet for use at shows and special events. [36] On 10 March 2012, route 379 was transferred to this garage. Arriva London is one of the biggest bus operators in London, providing 20 per cent of the capital’s bus services under contract to Transport for London (TfL). AEC Routemasters arrived in the early 1960s bringing it up to 84 buses. Arriva London South Limited operate four bus garages. Average customer review (1 … Arriva London North Limited operates ten bus garages. RM2217: The last production standard length Routemaster built. Further land was soon acquired in the front of the garage for use as a bus stand, which later also got used as a terminus for trolleybuses. No photos have been added. Arriva London South Ltd. Arriva Shires & Essex is a bus operator providing services in Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex and Hertfordshire, with services extending to Oxfordshire and Greater London.Until 2002 its operations included Colchester.It is a subsidiary of Arriva UK Bus.. Operations are split between two registered companies, Arriva East Herts & Essex Limited and Arriva The Shires Limited. Thornton Heath also briefly flirted with SR-class StarRiders, as well as sharing vehicle evaluation duties with Bromley for the DA/SA classes of vehicle, operating SA1 From October 1989 to February 1990 before swapping it for DA1, which stayed here for a further 6 months before being moved to Westlink. On 26 September 2015, route 168 was passed to Metroline. [21], As at May 2015, the fleet consisted of 1,460 buses.[40]. Thornton Heath was earmarked for closure as a tram depot for reconstruction at the tram replacement program of 1950–52 but actually shut before the last tram finished with the work and staff moving to Purley. Although a tram depot was originally erected on the site in … AEC Routemasters arrived in 1969 replacing the RTs, but the RTs lasted there until 1978. During December 2017, the operation of route E10 was transferred to London United. Two modernisation schemes were undertaken, first in the 1960s to allow for AEC Routemasters to be allocated and again in 1971 when a new canteen and recreation room was built. A modern purpose built depot that was largely open air. Every garage operating services that form part of the London bus network is given an official … In latter years the allocation has increased slightly and other than Metrobuses, Volvo B10Ms and Alexander ALX400 bodied DAF DB250LFs have been allocated. RM1124: This was retained as it contains a. RMC1464: This is an open top bus, so is popular for private hires. The RTs lasted until 1976, outlasting the RMs which were replaced by Daimler Fleetlines in 1971, although they did return between 1976–1978 and 1982–1987 when the garage became entirely one man operated. PVL143 Go Ahead London on driver... by London… On 27 April 2013, Arriva London commenced operating route 106. by Gage 75. Battersea was however given a reprieve some time later when it was used to house the London Buses coaches and sightseeing operations until 1988 when the entire operation moved to Wandsworth garage. On 3 September 2012, routes 628, 653, 683 and 688 passed to Sullivan Buses. When route 236 moved with its RFs to Dalston in 1971 it signalled an absence of single deckers at the garage that would last until 2001 when route W4 was won. The Heritage Fleet currently offer their vehicles for private hire, such as events celebration and weddings. Metrobus (GA) • EH337 • YW19VVK. 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