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Saw some route 12 buses were the bendy types today.. didn't see them a
couple of days earlier. Any more routes to become 'bendy'?


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Saw some route 12 buses were the bendy types today.. didn't see them a
couple of days earlier.


Yes, I got an email from TfL about this last week:

"Route 12 will be changing from Saturday 6 November 2004 when new, modern
Bendy buses will replace the existing Routemasters. The buses will now
operate between Oxford Circus and Dulwich only. If you wish to travel on to
Notting Hill Gate, the route 94 and 390 have been extended to run from
Marble Arch. Marble Arch to Notting Hill Gate is also served by the 148,
which will now be running more often."

Since I have only been on Route 12 twice in my life - though very recently..
I guess they just scanned their database of Oystercard users for customers
who used them and they had an email address for.

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On Mon, 8 Nov 2004 01:48:18 -0000, "Sunil Sood"
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"Fossil" wrote in message

Saw some route 12 buses were the bendy types today.. didn't see them a
couple of days earlier.


Yes, I got an email from TfL about this last week:

"Route 12 will be changing from Saturday 6 November 2004 when new, modern
Bendy buses will replace the existing Routemasters. The buses will now
operate between Oxford Circus and Dulwich only. If you wish to travel on to
Notting Hill Gate, the route 94 and 390 have been extended to run from
Marble Arch. Marble Arch to Notting Hill Gate is also served by the 148,
which will now be running more often."


And the above goes to show that TfL know little about their own bus
network.

Route 94 has run down the Bayswater Road beyond Marble Arch for years
and years since taking over from the 88. The only problem is that the 94
is so full by the time it reaches Notting Hill Gate that you cannot get
on it. Route 390 is the only route that has been extended to cover for
the 12. It is correct that the 148 is being enhanced in frequency as it
offers a non Oxford St link from south London to the Bayswater Rd area
and parallels quite a lot of the 12.
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Fossil wrote to uk.transport.london on Mon, 8 Nov 2004:

Saw some route 12 buses were the bendy types today.. didn't see them a
couple of days earlier. Any more routes to become 'bendy'?

Oh b*gg*r. I do hate bendies, and the 12 was often a good route to
Peckham for me, as a change from the 436. And sometimes in summer they
ran it open-topped, which was glorious.
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Gather 36 is going PVL subject to if they can have the PVL's made for them.

As for the 19, 38, 13, 14 and 22 who knows.


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couple of days earlier. Any more routes to become 'bendy'?


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Tim Scott wrote to uk.transport.london on Tue, 9 Nov 2004:

Gather 36 is going PVL subject to if they can have the PVL's made for them.

As for the 19, 38, 13, 14 and 22 who knows.


What is PVL, and what about the 159?
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"Tim Scott" wrote in message
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Gather 36 is going PVL subject to if they can have the PVL's made for
them.

As for the 19, 38, 13, 14 and 22 who knows.


"Fossil" wrote in message
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Saw some route 12 buses were the bendy types today.. didn't see them a
couple of days earlier. Any more routes to become 'bendy'?


Thanks

Fossil


Going PVL (double deck Volvo's) early in new year. First buses already
reported ready for delivery to London. None of the other routes including
159 announced yet.

Paul


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Gather 4 have already been made at Wigan.

I wonder if Putney is going to go WVL or MAL? Interesting if it went bendy
Putney is full as it is


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"Tim Scott" wrote in message
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Gather 36 is going PVL subject to if they can have the PVL's made for
them.

As for the 19, 38, 13, 14 and 22 who knows.


"Fossil" wrote in message
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Saw some route 12 buses were the bendy types today.. didn't see them a
couple of days earlier. Any more routes to become 'bendy'?


Thanks

Fossil


Going PVL (double deck Volvo's) early in new year. First buses already
reported ready for delivery to London. None of the other routes including
159 announced yet.

Paul




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On Tue, 9 Nov 2004 14:25:15 +0000, Mrs Redboots
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Tim Scott wrote to uk.transport.london on Tue, 9 Nov 2004:

Gather 36 is going PVL subject to if they can have the PVL's made for them.


The official date for conversion is 29 Jan 2005. The buses are being
built now and the first 4 are due for delivery imminently. It is highly
likely that they will be placed into service quickly so as more arrive
the Routemasters will dwindle away. Get your pictures and Routemaster
rides now.

As for the 19, 38, 13, 14 and 22 who knows.


Err the 19 has been announced - it is getting double decks that are
identical to the ones on the 137. Conversion date is some time in April
2005 when the new contract starts.

There are rumbling rumours about the 13 going sooner rather than later
while the 14 and 22 are also rumoured for the earlier half of next year.
The 22 should have been placed out to tender by now but hasn't been - no
one (outside of TfL) knows why.

What is PVL, and what about the 159?


PVL is the code for a Plaxton President bodied Volvo B7 low floor double
deck - similar to the buses that run on the 35 or 45.

No announcement yet on the 159.
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Paul Corfield wrote to uk.transport.london on Wed, 10 Nov 2004:


PVL is the code for a Plaxton President bodied Volvo B7 low floor double
deck - similar to the buses that run on the 35 or 45.


Thank you. Nice buses, those. But they aren't Routemasters.....

No announcement yet on the 159.


Good. Long may it last! I have an American friend visiting next week,
and she's bound to want to go on a Routemaster, they all do!
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