In 1993 it was extended onto a site formerly owned by the water board and containing a large water main, and then in 1949 reconstruction started to bury the main and convert the depot into one large building instead of two smaller ones. 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. AEC Regent III RTs mainly monopolised the garage until the arrival of AEC Routemasters in 1964. The origins of Arriva London can be traced back to 1980 when the Cowie Group purchased the Grey-Green coach business in London. Most of the area formally occupied on both the North and South sides of Hester road has now been built into a luxury flats complex. - Fleet Number. It was transferred to Arriva London in 1999 with six routes and buses painted red, green or blue. [27][28], In July 2011 Arriva confirmed Beddington Farm would close by 31 March 2012. In 1993, a yard adjacent to the old garage was opened as a base for Kentish Bus route 19 operation after it had moved out of its Covent Garden Market base. By 1994 the garage was worked almost entirely by Leyland Olympians and MCW Metrobuses with a few Dennis Dart and MCW Metroriders. In 1993, a yard adjacent to the old garage was opened as a base for Kentish Bus route 19 operation after it had moved out of its Covent Garden Market base. Opened in 1990 by London Country, it ran 73 vehicles, although had space for 120. Arriva Commenced Operating Route Route Transferred Garage within Arriva Route Transferred Garage out of Arriva Route Withdrawn by TfL, Bus Types Operated from Palmers Green (AD), Bus Types Operated from Stamford Hill (SF), Bus Types Operated from Thornton Heath (TH). Arriva London North Limited operates ten bus garages. Norwood garage was opened in 1909 by the London General Omnibus Company. The Heritage Fleet is made up of 9 unique examples Routemasters. The roof was unusual in being carried by 10 35-ton triangular trusses, said to be the largest in the UK, supported on reinforced concrete columns. The depot is at the back of an industrial estate alongside the River Lea close to Northumberland Park. [9], On 22 May 2019 TfL announced that approval had been gained for the Class 710s to enter passenger service. Tottenham garage was built in 1913 by the MET to run buses to support their tram network. Events 2013 (Bus Rallies and Running Days) 18 Aug: Hemel hempstead Running Day 7 Sept: London Transport "Reshaping" 45th Anniversary, display and running day, Chingford Royal Forest Hotel 22 Sept: SHOWBUS International, Long Marston airfield, near Stratford upon Avon 6 Oct: Amersham Running Day Recent Updates 27.07.2013 Advert Buses in London (update) 27.07.2013 London (July 2013) … 28th November 2009: Battersea was announced closed. It uses AEC Routemasters for private hire work, and was formed after Routemasters in London were withdrawn from normal service in December 2005. The depot was opened in 2005 to house the articulated buses for route 149 which were later joined by more MA's with the conversion of route 73. Beddington Farm became a Londonlinks depot when the Non-London work moved away before coming under Arriva South. The Heritage Fleet currently offer their vehicles for private hire, such as events celebration and weddings. The Heritage Fleet currently offer their vehicles for private hire, such as events celebration and weddings. As of May 2020, Wood Green garage operates routes 29, 144, 221, W3, W4 and night route, N29.[13]. [21], As at May 2015, the fleet consisted of 1,460 buses.[40]. AEC Routemasters arrived in 1969 replacing the RTs, but the RTs lasted there until 1978. - Vehicle Type. LSs started to arrive in the late 1970s and MCW Metrobus in 1985 until they were replaced by Leyland Titans. On 12 December 2015, route 59's allocation from this garage was transferred to Brixton garage. [31] As part of a decision to consolidate all of Arriva's Transport for London routes with Arriva London, Garston garage was transferred from Arriva Shires & Essex on 1 January 2016. [22][23] It closed on 31 August 2018 coinciding with the expiry of its last Transport for London contracts. RM2217: The last production standard length Routemaster built. Initially, it could house 26 trams but was extended the following year to take 43 cars. Could this list(s) contain the following information please: - Bus Registration. The Heritage Fleet was set up in 2006 by Arriva. Brixton was also the last depot to operate AEC Routemasters in regular service in London on route 159 until December 2005. On 15 October 2011, route W3 was transferred to this garage. Arriva Rail London[1] is a train operating company owned by Arriva UK Trains that operates the London Overground concession on behalf of Transport for London. [36] On 10 March 2012, route 379 was transferred to this garage. Operations are split between two registered companies: Arriva London North and Arriva London South. This bus operated the final regular Routemaster service in December 2005. 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. However, Tottenham has retained a single Routemaster for the Arriva London Heritage fleet for use at shows and special events. 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. These include; UK Transport Wiki is a FANDOM Lifestyle Community. Canonbury, Dalston Junction, Haggerston, Hoxton, Shoreditch High Street, Whitechapel, Shadwell, Wapping, Rotherhithe, Canada Water, Surrey Quays, New Cross Gate, Brockley, Honor Oak Park, Forest Hill, Sydenham. Operations commenced on 13 November 2016. During December 2017, the operation of route E10 was transferred to London United. It is unusual in retaining its original body and chassis after the Routemaster overhaul scheme. The allocation has mainly been Leyland Olympians and AEC Routemasters until recently when Alexander ALX400 bodied DAF DB250s were allocated in its completely double-deck allocation which included the Northern Counties Palatine bodied Volvo Olympians which came with the operation of the former Londonlinks routes 176/route 188. In April 2015, Transport for London placed a notice in the Official Journal of the European Union, inviting expressions of interest in operating the next concession. When the XAs departed in 1973 they were replaced by Daimler Fleetlines which lasted until January 1993. These will replace the Class 172, Class 315 and Class 317s, and the Class 378s on Watford DC line duties allowing them to be concentrated on North London line, East London line, West London line and South London line services. 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. 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. Operations are split between two registered companies: Arriva London North and Arriva London South. Arriva London is a bus company operating services in Greater London.It is a subsidiary of Arriva UK Bus and operates services under contract to Transport for London.It was formed in 1998 from a fusion of previously separate Arriva subsidiaries Grey-Green, Leaside Buses, Kentish Bus, London & Country and South London Transport. [1][2][3] In February 1987, Grey-Green commenced operating bus routes in north and east London under contract to London Regional Transport. As of May 2020, Brixton garage operates routes 50, 59, 133, 137, weekend night route 319, 333 and N133.[24]. In 2005 the garage was adapted for Mercedes-Benz Citaro articulated buses on route 149. [29], As of June 2018, Garston garage operated London routes 288, 303, 305, H18 and H19. It was transferred to Arriva London in 1999 with six routes and buses painted Red, Green, or Blue. A subsidiary of Arriva, it operates services under contract to Transport for London. Arriva London was previously the operator with the largest number of London Buses route contracts, however Go-Ahead London has now gained more contracts. The world-famous London Routemaster bus was withdrawn from normal London service on December 9, 2005, after the vehicle type was introduced some 50 years earlier. On opening the garage took over Hackney's operation of Red Arrow routes 502 and 513 using brand new Leyland Nationals which had been stored at the garage, and also the entire Hackney and Dalston allocations. The depot is at the back of an industrial estate alongside the river Lee close to Northumberland Park. [22][23], As of September 2020, Norwood garage operates routes 2, 137, 157, 202, 249, 417, 450, 468, 690 and night routes N2, and N137.[25]. The buses were requisitioned during World War I, and then between 1917 and 1919 the garage was loaned to AEC. The Heritage Fleet is a company set up in 2006 by Arriva. RM6: In 2002, this Routemaster was painted in a gold livery to celebrate the. Arriva London inherited four Routemaster operator services when it purchased Leaside Buses and South London Transport: routes 19, 38, 73 and 159. Opened in July 1912 by the London General Omnibus Company to house their Central London bus fleet operating in competition with the MET trams. As a result, the depot closed soon after.[35]. The garage had to have roof reconstruction in the early 1930s to allow roofed double deckers to use the garage and was totally destroyed in 1941 after an air raid which also killed four staff and destroyed 56 buses. [8] These will replace the Class 172, Class 315 and Class 317s, and the Class 378s on Watford DC line duties allowing them to be concentrated on North London line, East London line, West London line and South London line services. It has been converted inside for exhibition use. RML2360: This is being looked after for the London Transport Museum. [1][4][5][6], Meanwhile, on 1 April 1989 London Buses was divided into 11 separate business units, two of which were Leaside Buses and South London Transport. One man operated buses in the form of AEC Regal VIs began arriving and were followed in time by AEC Swifts, Daimler Fleetlines, and MCW Metrobuses. RML901: This was part of the first batch of 24 RMLs (Routemaster Lengthened) to enter service. A modern purpose built depot that was largely open air. [14] In addition, from May 2014, route 38 was operated with New Routemasters. A British train operating company in London. [4][5][6] Arriva held a 50% shareholding in the previous concession holder, London Overground Rail Operations. RM1124: This was retained as it contains a Cummins Euro II engine, meaning it already meets emission standards to be set for London. [15] Transformed in the early 1900s from a horse tram depot to a modern tram depot with a capacity of 67. On 26 September 2015, route 168 was passed to Metroline. RMC1464: This is an open top bus, so is popular for private hires. The buses can also be hired to attend other public events, and often the buses appear at bus events, such as Showbus or the LBPT Cobham bus rally. 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