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Friday, 9 September 2011

Go Ahead London New Cross Garage [NX]

Another visit for today was Go Ahead London's New Cross Garage located in New Cross, South London. The reason for this visit owed to the fact that I had received word that the fire damaged WVL302 was at this location following a gruesome fire attack during the London riots.

Go Ahead London PVL345 PF52 WPV
 New Cross Garage is arguably one of Go Ahead's biggest Garages, holding just one short of 150 Buses. It runs routes; 21,108,129,171,225,321,436, School Route; 621 and night routes N21 and N171. The Garage has a vehicle variation worthy of its size too, which is quite uncharacteristic of GAL Garages. It has Dennis Pointers for the Route 225, MCV Evolution Darts for the 129, Mercedes Citaros for the 436 which will soon be replaced by some E400s, E400s for the 36, Volvo Plaxton Presidents for the 36, 321 and 621, Wright Gemini2 B9TLs for the 21 and 171 and some DAF Wright Merits for the Route 108. Not to mention a small batch of E400 Hybrids for the 436 are set to be introduced in November. Nothing really special to see here apart from a silver Optare Solo which I have no clue why its here as well as a dozen Routemasters. But credit to the Go Ahead Staff for allowing me onto the premises.

Go Ahead London MAL45 BD52 LMY

London Central PVL348 PF52 WPY
JJD 4720 , JJD 520D , CUV 318C and VLT9

London Central WVL302 LX59 CZV
Panoramic view of NX
London Central PVL405 LX54 GZT
Go Ahead London PVL264 PN02 XBM


Tom Bowell says:
at: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 12:22:00 pm said...

I Do Like Those New Geminis

slr says:
at: Monday, September 19, 2011 11:29:00 pm said...

Your photo of DRM2516 above is actually pictured in Camberwell.. otherwise good job!

Jamaal says:
at: Monday, October 17, 2011 12:28:00 am said...

Thanks SLR! Feels good coming from you!

Zac Portman
at: Sunday, November 13, 2011 6:26:00 pm said...

PVL348 belongs at BX now.

Zac Portman
at: Sunday, November 13, 2011 6:28:00 pm said...

Poor WVL302! Which bus has covered it? Was it a WVL from the 171, or a Q bus from the 68/468/X68 batch?

at: Monday, November 14, 2011 6:02:00 pm said...

WVL 302 is From 21 batch.

When Is this bus going on the Road back Again ?

Tom Bowell says:
at: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 10:23:00 am said...

The Bus has been Withdrawn.

Edd says:
at: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 7:26:00 pm said...

Tom, I think it's back with Wrightbus to be re-bodied

at: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 1:57:00 pm said...

Given that WVL302 is only a year old,it would be daft to withdraw it permanently. More likely,as the poster above has said,that the bus is back across the Irish Sea to be rebuilt.

Tom Bowell says:
at: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 5:48:00 pm said...

Nope it said in Buses magazine that it has been withdrawn.


Luke Carrots
at: Sunday, November 27, 2011 2:42:00 pm said...

17872 had been on fire and that was withdrawn.

Is WVL302 really, really withdrawn

Tom Bowell says:
at: Sunday, November 27, 2011 5:51:00 pm said...

Yes Luke WVL302 is withdrawn.

at: Friday, January 13, 2012 6:07:00 pm said...

WVL302 was on route 63 when it got set alight in peckham

at: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 11:35:00 am said...

I saw WVL302 yesterday at my garage (NX)and it looked brand new... it's awaiting it's final inspection before it is back out again...

at: Saturday, July 07, 2012 2:13:00 pm said...

WVL302 is in service again.. I just happened to catch it on the 171 on the way home

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