31/12/2015

307 to Metroline

Nearly the end of 2015. At the start of the last month of 2015, route 307 ended up in the hands of Metroline from Arriva London North. Yeah...
With the usual assortment of stuff.
Metroline Grab The 307
Metroline VWH2114 on Route 307, New Barnet (© Aubrey)

No, this isn't the allocation. This is:
Metroline TE1098 on Route 307, New Barnet
Metroline TE1098 on Route 307, New Barnet (CC Aubrey)

Buses displaced from the 168 and 16 conversions to LT. More specifically, the Enviro 400s.

Metroline TE923 on Route 307, Barnet Hospital
Metroline TE923 on Route 307, Barnet Hospital (© Aubrey)

However, native PB Enviro 400s are also used on the route. Metroline are expanding into Enfield and Brimsdown.

Metroline TE921 on Route 307, Barnet Hospital
Metroline TE921 on Route 307, Barnet Hospital (CC Aubrey)

Overall, the Metroline takeover shows how good they are at bidding for bus routes, with many retains and gains, even with the loss of the rest of the E-Line network. The buses aren't too bad. The service isn't too bad.

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