07/01/2016

Two Gradual LT Conversions

Routes 149 and 168 converted in November and December 2015 to the political weapon recently, gradually.
Arriva London LT587 on Route 149, London Bridge
Arriva London LT587 on Route 149, London Bridge, (© Aubrey)

It's got the new set of blinds with the skinny numbers.'

Arriva London LT575 on Route 149, Dalston Junction
Arriva London LT575 on Route 149, Dalston Junction (© Aubrey)

LT513-516, 564-601 are the batches for the 149, based at Tottenham Garage. Coincidentially, route 149 was a route which had Ken's political weapon - the Mercedes-Benz Citaro G. That was withdrawn under Boris for the replacement Volvo B5LHs and DB300s to be replaced by Boris's political weapon. What will the upcoming mayoral election bring in transport political weapons?

Arriva London LT567 on Route 149, London Bridge
Arriva London LT567 on Route 149, London Bridge (© Aubrey)

Meanwhile, Metroline's slightly awaited and very predictable LT conversion of the 168 went ahead in December 2015:

TESCO BUS
Metroline LT656 on Route 168, Waterloo Bridge (© Aubrey)

It had only gotten TEHs for a short tad, before the buses were needed to move over to other routes so the 307 could have buses for it moving from Arriva to Metroline, pretty much like the 168.

Metroline LT561 on Route 168, Bricklayer's Arms
Metroline LT561 on Route 168, Bricklayer's Arms (© Aubrey)

The 168 batch is LT641-663, albeit in practice the 168 and 16 batches are intermixed as both are at Cricklewood Garage. It turns out the Hampstead Heath stand has been fixed for LTs on the 168 in some way or another. Yay, more political weapons(!)

At least 68 will get LT666. Yay!

1 comment:

  1. Nice looking bus although i don't travel on buses anymore if i did i'd want to go on one like that looks clean i bet it's warm in this weather unlike some of the older buses.

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