Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Random Observations-16/03/14

You can tell by the title that this post is 23 days late. I apologise again and I will keep doing so until my posts are on time again. Some people will already know this is a delayed post if you have looked at my upcoming posts page. Anyway, here are the random observations:
The DA's on route 153 have white blinds now because the route itself has been curtailed to Moorgate. I don't have any idea why this is happening, but it annoyingly is.

This bus should be withdrawn by now as all of the Arriva B5LH Gemini buses have entered service. However, this one still seems to be in service.

These are the buses that are supposed to replace buses like DLA371.
Hail the SEL!! SEL754 braces itself for the Wednesday afternoon traffic in Wembley. This route is due to have a full allocation of these SELs in June (yippee).

Weirdly, Emma Hignett said the 83 went to 'by-pass Ealing Hospital'. I think she's getting mixed with the 207 which runs from a completely different garage with a completely different bus type. The iBus could be faulty, I suppose.

Metroline DES1696 takes a rest in the Hoover Building.

VW1207 will migrate to Holloway soon, starting a new life on route 43.

Well, this is definitely not every 10 minutes...

Surely this should be withdrawn by now...

Metroline TE894 is meant to be at Potters Bar by now.

Oh Metroline, you lost the 635 to LU!

Ex-London DLA175 is now a driver trainer, apparently.

iBus of SEL746.

Arriva 37111 arrives at Finchley Road Station

The blinds could be a little clearer (no destination). This is rare too, so I think it's a good reason I took this picture.

Just for clarity, here's the rear.

Metroline DE1320 arrives at Swiss Cottage in peak rush hour.

A refurbished Enviro 400 pushes itself up the hill on Kensington Church Street. I, on a 27, was stuck in a bad traffic jam.

WN35002, a Tower Transit Gemini 2DL, dodges the traffic on its way to Golders Green. The story of First's WNs and WNHs would make a post of its own, so I'll only tell you a synopsis: In 2009, First ordered 4 Hybrid Gemini 2 HEV double-deckers along with four diesel 2DL buses, for comparative trials on route 328. However, an HEV working for Ensingbus, caughy fire in the garage. Then First withdrew all of the Hybrids, leaving just the WN's at the garage.

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