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Saturday, 13 August 2011

Arriva London Lea Valley Garage [LV]...New DWs for the 73

Today I visited Arriva London's Lea Valley Garage located in Northumberland Park, North London. The reason for this visit was due to the fact I gained some first hand information that a 'handful' of some new DB300 (DW) had been delivered to this location for commissioning prior to starting work on the Route 73 (Stoke Newington - Victoria).

The new DWs are part of a batch of over 57 vehicles for the Route 73 with 20 of these vehicles being Hybrid (HV) and the other 37 being DWs. These new DWs have powerblinds as standard which is a first for the company. As TFL have made powerblinds mandatory for all new Buses that operate with TFL service, Arriva's days of ordering manual blinds are well and truly over. I must say it is a welcome change as powerblinds have proven to be better than manual blinds, time and time again especially in conditions of reduced visibility. Once commissioned these DWs along with 6 HVs that are also situated here will transfer out to Stamford Hill Garage (SF) to take on work on the Route 73. This particular garage is set to receive quite a few routes following the temporary closure of EC , one of these Routes is the 444. It is expected that EC will be 'mothballed' until Arriva gain some tender work.

More Photos below:

Arriva London HV43 LJ11 EFO
Arriva London MA88 BX05 UXD

Arriva London DW433 LJ11 AEA
Arriva London MA84 BU05 VFG
Arriva London T152 LJ60 AVZ
Arriva London EN4 LJ57 USV
Arriva London VLW23 LJ51 DGY and DW 251 LJ59 AAX


at: Saturday, August 13, 2011 11:54:00 pm said...

Excellent photos! Keep up the good work.

at: Sunday, August 14, 2011 11:44:00 am said...

Actually EC is Edmonton not Enfield.

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