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Friday, 1 March 2013

London United Twickenham Garage [NC]...Last day as an operational garage

Today hosted a visit to London United's Twickenham Garage. Today, Friday 1st March 2013 was the garage's last day as an operational garage. As of tomorrow, the garages routes, Route 33 and 419 will transfer to Fulwell and Stamford Brook respectively.

 VA50, R950YOV

Twickenham Garage, located in Twickenham Trading Estate opposite Twickenham Stadium, opened in November 2005. It was the first garage for NSL Buses, formerally know as NCP. The garage was originally used to operate routes 33 and 419 like it is today however, route 493 was won in 2007 by the company and housed at this garage. 4 years later, the company sold operations to Transdev London (now London United). All buses began the process of integrating into the Transdev London fleet although this did take quite a while to happen! After the news that London United had lost Route 493 to Go Ahead London, many thought the future of the garage was in question. The news was announced that the Private hire fleet will move from Fulwell garage to Twickenham to allow Route 33 to move in at Fulwell. The garage will be used only for the private hire fleet and some buses waiting disposal/sale. Many thanks to the kind staff on site who welcomed me to the garage and I wish them all the best in the future. Pictures from the visit can be seen below

 DP7, S307MKH
 DE118, YX60CBY
 DPS702, SN55HKE
 New advert being applied to the buses
Former TV DPS601, SN51TDU
 Former AV VA103, W139EON
 DPS601 & DPS702
 DPS593 & DPS594
 
Former TV DPS557, Y557XAG
 Former AV VA104, W141EON
 Former TV DPS602, SN51TEU
 Welcome to Twickenham Garage!
 General yard shot
 VA82, V205OOE
 General yard shot
 DE118, YX60CBY
 DPS703, SN55HKF
 DPS703, SN55HKF hiding in the bus wash

6 Comments:

james b
at: Saturday, March 02, 2013 12:39:00 am said...

Will er880 move here with the youth metrobus

Tom says:
at: Saturday, March 02, 2013 9:35:00 am said...

Will an HDE ever go on 33? And will an OV ever go on 419?

james b
at: Saturday, March 02, 2013 3:38:00 pm said...

Also I see they got va 103 and 104 there these where at h r dump a few months ago I got pics there of them

Tube101 says:
at: Tuesday, March 05, 2013 7:02:00 am said...

Will they keep the garage or are they selling it on?

Kasey Adu-Poku says:
at: Saturday, March 09, 2013 11:31:00 pm said...

Its possible. But the depot will try not to

Anonymous
at: Sunday, January 11, 2015 4:56:00 pm said...

HDEs are too heavy for Hammersmith Bridge, not to mention that they're contracted to run on the 371 route only.
Twickenham is used for driver training & London Utd Central Engineering Dept

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