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Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Metroline CELF Centre Part 29...New VWs for Route 79

Today I visited Metroline's CELF Centre, the central point for Metroline's bus maintenance. Metroline will operate Route 79 (Alperton Sainsbury's - Edgware) commencing on the 26th of this month using Volvo B9TL/Gemini 2.

Metroline VW1210 LK61 BNB

The vehicles, numbered VW1205 - VW1216, weigh 12150kgs. Route 79 will be operated from Perivale East (PV). The vehicles have commenced delivery to the CELF Centre with some still at Heysham on there way over to the centre. Whilst on the site today I noted the following vechiles: VW1205, VW1206, VW1207, VW1208, VW1210,VW1211, VW1212 and VW1213. The new VWs are somewhat a unique batch of Buses in London. This is due to the fact they are the first Volvo B9TL Wright Gemini2 Buses to be delivered to the new W.T.A (Whole Type Approval) specification, this means the bus have an array of new features such as orange lights running along the body, CCTV Screens and the Buses are generally lighter than their predecessors. One strange feature on these Buses is the lack of upper-deck rear lights, whether this is a direct result of the new W.T.A Specification remains to be seen...I would like to take this opportunity to thank the lovely staff at Metroline's CELF Centre for allowing me in the premises. Please note that all safety precautions were taken whilst on site. More shots from the day are below.

Metroline VPL585 LK04 NMJ
Metroline VW1208 LK61 BMZ

CCTV Screen on the new VWs situated on the
staircase
The line up at CELF Centre
Metroline TE1080
Metroline VW1208 LK61 BMZ interior

8 Comments:

Tom Bowell says:
at: Wednesday, November 09, 2011 9:04:00 pm said...

Nice Pictures

Anonymous
at: Thursday, November 10, 2011 7:01:00 pm said...

How many TP's have been decommisioned now?

Rohan says:
at: Thursday, November 10, 2011 8:00:00 pm said...

Somewhere in the region of 15.

Hassaan says:
at: Thursday, November 10, 2011 8:37:00 pm said...

What happened to TE1080, looks nasty.

Tom Bowell says:
at: Thursday, November 10, 2011 9:23:00 pm said...

Maybe It Is Having Some Work Done On it.

Anonymous
at: Friday, November 11, 2011 1:35:00 am said...

What are the registration numbers for the VWs?

Thanks!

Jay says:
at: Friday, November 18, 2011 9:13:00 am said...

VW1205 - LK61BMU
VW1206 - LK61BMV
VW1207 - LK61BMY
VW1208 - LK61BMZ
VW1209 - LK61BNA
VW1210 - LK61BNB
VW1211 - LK61BNE
VW1212 - LK61BNF
VW1213 - LK61BNJ
VW1214 - LK61BNL
VW1215 - LK61BNN
VW1216 - LK61BNO

George says:
at: Saturday, November 19, 2011 9:47:00 am said...

Its just me or does anyone think rowan telmac seats would suit VWs ?

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