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Saturday, 8 October 2011

Metroline CELF Centre Part 28...New TEHs for Cricklewood

Today I visited Metroline's CELF Centre for what may be the 30th time. The Centre is Metroline's centre point for Bus maintenance, so much so, they have a VOSA station situated inside the facility. There is just something about this state of the art facility that always seems to attract me. The Centre is a one of a kind centre in London and it is well used by other operators such as London Sovereign and First too!

Metroline TEH1222 LK61 BJZ

The centre officially opened in September 2007 and has been a revolution for the company ever since. The reason for myself visiting the Centre this time is due to the fact, I gained some information that some of the new TEHs for Cricklewood had just been delivered. The new TEHs are part of a 26 strong batch numbered between TEH1217-TEH1242. They are for the full hybrid conversion of Routes 16 and 139. Not much is known of what is going to happen to the 60 Reg TEs that they will displacing but I will be releasing more
information when the operator allow me to do so. These buses weigh 11,970KGS and have lower deck CCTV Cameras installed, a feature that was last used on the VPLs for the 390 in 2004 so this may be classified as strange by a few people. Now for the keen eyed people, when the full batch of these vehicles arrive,  you will notice some of them will have silver tree deflectors whilst some have red tree deflectors such as the one shown above and some will have silver rear light hub caps whilst some will have red. Seems pretty strange to me...Not much else to see at the centre apart from the 5 TEHs and some of the earlier TPs from the 1-65 batch that are being decommissioned. 

Metroline TEH1222 interior
Metroline TEH1222 interior

Metroline TEH1221 LK61 BJY
Metroline TP21 T71 KLD
Metroline VP549 LK04 CVL and Metroline DP1049 KX54 NJO
Metroline DLD136 W136 ULR
Metroline TEH1220 LK61 BJX


at: Sunday, October 09, 2011 10:22:00 am said...

i saw tp 21 about a week ago on the 134

Tom says:
at: Sunday, October 09, 2011 10:34:00 am said...

I like those new buse

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