2452/2453 arrived extremely early, but no one expected them to turn up on route 414 (Putney Bridge-Maida Hill) on a Friday evening! One lucky person managed to get a picture, although it's not me or my blog assistant, as we're not that flexible on Friday evenings. The next day they appeared on the UL16, which is a District Line rail replacement service running between Hammersmith and Wimbledon. After spending two days on the service, I expected that the two buses would appear on the C3, as well as 2454, 2455 and 2456, seeing as they were ready to go out..........
But no. They appeared on practically every double-deck route run from Battersea (QB) apart from the C3, and as many as five were appearing on the 3, from Oxford Circus-Crystal Palace.
|Here is 2460 on Whitehall, overtaking a Sightseeing Tour vehicle.|
|Here is 2460 arriving at the World's End Health Centre bus stop.|
|Here is the lovely, bright interior of the buses.|
|The rear of SL14 DDY.|
|Here is an 8-year old Enviro 400 that is supposed to be working route 452 on the C3.|
After nearly a month of not being allocated to any route, the buses have finally found a new home:
|2458 at Hammersmith Bus Station.|
|2457 heads towards Waterloo.|
|The first in the batch, 2452, at Fulham Cross.|
|The last in the batch, 2464, terminates.|
So, we have it, these Hybrids have finally found a home! Well, almost..........
|2460 appeared on the C3 again only a few days ago, typical!!|