Transport for London Bus Tenders

Presently, London is unique in being the UK's only regulated bus market, and its entire transport system is managed by Transport for London (TfL). This regulated system, which is heavily subsidised, allows the regulating body, TfL, to plan and procure bus services within the Greater London Boundary.

 

Pre-authorised bus operators can compete in tendering batches (known as tranches) to be granted the contract to run a round on behalf of TfL. London has some 675 routes, and requires over 7,500 buses to run them.

 

The latest tender news can be found below.

21st June 2017

Tranche 598

 

Route 138

Current Operator: Go Ahead Metrobus

New Operator: Go Ahead Metrobus

Current PVR: 3

New PVR: 3

Vehicle Type: 2013 Euro 5 Single Decker - 45 cap*

Contract start date: 17th March 2018

*Vehicles from the current allocation.

 

Route 161

Current Operator: Go Ahead Metrobus

New Operator: Stagecoach Selkent

Current PVR: 16

New PVR: 17

Vehicle Type: New Euro 6 Hybrid Double Decker

Contract start date: 17th March 2018

 

Route 181

Current Operator: Go Ahead Metrobus

New Operator: Stagecoach Selkent

Current PVR: 13

New PVR: 13

Vehicle Type: New Euro 6 Diesel Single Decker - 60 cap

Contract start date: 17th March 2018

 

Route 284

Current Operator: Go Ahead Metrobus

New Operator: Stagecoach Selkent

Current PVR: 12

New PVR: 12

Vehicle Type: New Euro 6 Diesel Single Decker - 60 cap

Contract start date: 17th March 2018

14th June 2017

Tranche 587A

 

Route 46

Current Operator: Metroline Travel

New Operator: Metroline Travel

Current PVR: 19

New PVR: 19

Vehicle Type: TBC

Contract start date: 23rd June 2018

 

Route 153

Current Operator: CT Plus

New Operator: Go Ahead London General

Current PVR: 10

New PVR: 11

Vehicle Type: TBC

Contract start date: 3rd February 2018

 

Route 214

Current Operator: Metroline Travel

New Operator: Go Ahead London General

Current PVR: 18

New PVR: 19

Vehicle Type: TBC

Contract start date: 17th August 2019

 

Route 46

Current Operator: Metroline Travel

New Operator: Metroline Travel

Current PVR: 17

New PVR: 17

Vehicle Type: New Euro 6 Hybrid Double Decker

Contract start date: 23rd June 2018

1st June 2017

Tranche 594

 

Route 41/N41

Current Operator: Arriva London North

New Operator: Arriva London North

Current PVR: 22

New PVR: 19

Vehicle Type: 2011/2013 Euro 5 Diesel Double Decker*

Contract start date: 3rd February 2018

*Vehicles from the current allocation.

 

Route 121

Current Operator: Arriva London North

New Operator: Arriva London North

Current PVR: 21

New PVR: 21

Vehicle Type: 2013 Euro 5 Diesel Double Decker*

Contract start date: 3rd February 2018

*Vehicles from the current allocation.

 

Route 141

Current Operator: Arriva London North

New Operator: Arriva London North

Current PVR: 29

New PVR: 26

Vehicle Type: 2012 Euro 5 Hybrid Double Decker*

Contract start date: 13th January 2018

*Vehicles from the current allocation.

 

Route 299

Current Operator: Go Ahead London General

New Operator: Sullivan Buses

Current PVR: 7

New PVR: 7

Vehicle Type: New Euro 6 Diesel Single Decker - 50 cap

Contract start date: 3rd February 2018

 

Route  329

Current Operator: Arriva London North

New Operator: Arriva London North

Current PVR: 16

New PVR: 17

Vehicle Type: 2013 Euro 5 Diesel Double Decker*

Contract start date: 13th January 2018

*Vehicles from the current allocation.

 

Route W4

Current Operator: Go Ahead London General

New Operator: Arriva London North

Current PVR: 13

New PVR: 14

Vehicle Type: New Euro 6 Diesel Single Decker - 45 cap

Contract start date: 3rd February 2018

 

Route W6

Current Operator: Arriva London North

New Operator: Arriva London North

Current PVR: 9

New PVR: 9

Vehicle Type: New Euro 6 Diesel Single Decker - 50 cap

Contract start date: 3rd February 2018

 

Tranche 595A

 

Route 684

Current Operator: Go Ahead Metrobus

New Operator: Go Ahead Metrobus

Current PVR: 1

New PVR: 1*

Vehicle Type: 2011 Euro 5 Diesel Double Decker*

Contract start date: 26th August 2017

*Vehicles from the current allocation.

 

Tranche 596

 

Route 233

Current Operator: Go Ahead Metrobus

New Operator: Go Ahead Metrobus

Current PVR: 6

New PVR: 6*

Vehicle Type: 2013 Euro 5 Diesel Single Decker - 45 cap*

Contract start date: 24th February 2017

*Vehicles from the current allocation.

10th May 2017

Tranche 593

 

Route 142

Current Operator: Arriva London North

New Operator: RATP London Sovereign

Current PVR: 15

New PVR: 16*

Vehicle Type: 2012 Euro 5 Diesel Double Decker*

Contract start date: 6th January 2018

*One bus (as opposed to the current 2) will be crosslinked from route 642 in the afternoon peak. Vehicles from the current allocation of RATP London United 120 and 222 will be used.

 

Route 258

Current Operator: Arriva London North

New Operator: RATP London Sovereign

Current PVR: 11

New PVR: 11

Vehicle Type: New & Existing Double Decker*

Contract start date: 3rd February 2018

*2012 Euro 5 diesel vehicles from the current allocation of RATP London United 120 and 222 will be used, alongside 4 new Euro 6 Hybrid double deckers.

 

Route 642

Current Operator: Arriva London North

New Operator: RATP London Sovereign

Current PVR: 3

New PVR: 3

Vehicle Type: 2012 Euro 5 Diesel Double Decker*

Contract start date: 6th January 2018

*Vehicles from the current allocation of RATP London United 120 and 222 will be used.

11th April 2017

Tranche 588

 

Route 33

Current Operator: RATP London United

New Operator: RATP London United

Current PVR: 18

New PVR: 18

Vehicle Type: 2010 Euro 5 Diesel Single Decker - 55 cap

Contract start date: 11th November 2017

*Current allocation

 

Route 220

Current Operator: RATP London United

New Operator: RATP London United

Current PVR: 25

New PVR: 25

Vehicle Type: 2012 Euro 5 Diesel Double Decker

Contract start date: 21st October 2017

*Current allocation

 

Route 419

Current Operator: RATP London United

New Operator: RATP London United

Current PVR: 6

New PVR: 6

Vehicle Type: 2010 Euro 5 Diesel Single Decker - 55 cap

Contract start date: 11th November 2017

*These vehicles will come from route C1 once conversion to electric buses takes place, scheduled for early 2018. For the interim period, the current 2005 built vehicle allocation will remain.

 

Tranche 591

 

Route 88

Current Operator: Go Ahead London General

New Operator: Go Ahead London General

Current PVR: 24

New PVR: 23

Vehicle Type: 2015 Euro 6 New Routemaster

Contract start date: 9th December 2017

*Current allocation

 

Route 118

Current Operator: Go Ahead London General

New Operator: Go Ahead London General

Current PVR: 13

New PVR: 13

Vehicle Type: 2010 Euro 5 Diesel Double Decker

Contract start date: 3rd February 2018

*Vehicles from the current allocation, plus one built in 2012 from route 22. The 13th vehicle will be crosslinked to route 77 in the AM peak.

 

Route 170

Current Operator: Go Ahead London General

New Operator: Go Ahead London General

Current PVR: 20

New PVR: 20

Vehicle Type: New and Existing Diesel Single Decker - 60 cap

Contract start date: 14th October 2017

*The allocation will consist of 14 new Euro 6, plus 8 2010 Euro 5 from current allocation to provide a TVR of 22.

 

Route 355

Current Operator: Go Ahead Metrobus

New Operator: Go Ahead Metrobus

Current PVR: 12

New PVR: 12

Vehicle Type: New Euro 6 Diesel Single Decker - 60 cap

Contract start date: 9th December 2017

 

Route 470

Current Operator: RATP Quality Line

New Operator: RATP Quality Line

Current PVR: 7

New PVR: 7

Vehicle Type: 2012 Euro 5 Diesel Single Decker - 50 cap

Contract start date: 18th November 2017

*Current allocation

28th March 2017

Tranche 576

 

Route 5

Current Operator: Stagecoach East London

New Operator: Go Ahead London Blue Triangle

Current PVR: 33

New PVR: 30

Vehicle Type: New and Existing Diesel and Hybrid Double Decker*

Contract start date: 26th August 2017

*11 new Euro 6 hybrid plus 22 Euro 5 diesel built 2010/11 (ex routes 19, 249, 259, EL1 or EL2) for a TVR of 33.

 

Route 15/N15

Current Operator: Stagecoach East London

New Operator: Go Ahead London Blue Triangle

Current PVR: 23

New PVR: 23

Vehicle Type: 2015 Euro 6 New Routemaster*

Contract start date: 26th August 2017

*Current Allocation

 

Route 115

Current Operator: Stagecoach East London

New Operator: Go Ahead London Blue Triangle

Current PVR: 19

New PVR: 18

Vehicle Type: New Euro 6 Hybrid Double Decker

Contract start date: 26th August 2017

 

Tranche 588

 

Route 22/N22

Current Operator: Go Ahead London General

New Operator: Go Ahead London General

Current PVR: 22

New PVR: 22

Vehicle Type: New and Existing Hybrid Double Decker*

Contract start date: 21st October 2017

*14 new Euro 6 hybrid plus 10 Euro 5 hybrid built 2012 (currently allocated) for a TVR of 24. The Euro 5 vehicles will be upgraded to Euro VI prior to the introduction of ULEZ.

 

Tranche 589

 

Route 18/N18

Current Operator: Metroline West

New Operator: RATP London United

Current PVR: 44

New PVR: 44

Vehicle Type: New and Existing Euro 6 Hybrid Double Decker

Contract start date: 11th November 2017

*37 new plus 12 vehicles built 2016, originally ordered for the proposed conversion of route 72 to double deck (TVR 49).

 

Tranche 592

 

Route 6

Current Operator: Metroline

New Operator: Metroline

Current PVR: 24

New PVR: 24

Vehicle Type: New Euro 6 Hybrid Double Decker

Contract start date: 9th December 2017

 

Route 98/N98

Current Operator: Metroline

New Operator: Metroline

Current PVR: 23

New PVR: 23

Vehicle Type: New Euro 6 Hybrid Double Decker

Contract start date: 9th December 2017

9th March 2017

Tranche 580

 

Route 243

Current Operator: Arriva London North

New Operator: Arriva London North

Current PVR: 32

New PVR: 32 (33rd bus used in AM peak only is crosslinked from route 259)

Vehicle Type: New Euro 6 Hybrid Double Decker

Contract start date: 19th August 2017

 

Tranche 583

 

Route 90

Current Operator: Metroline

New Operator: Metroline

Current PVR: 15

New PVR: 16

Vehicle Type: New Euro 6 Hybrid Double Decker

Contract start date: 2nd September 2017

 

Route 222

Current Operator: RATP London United

New Operator: Metroline West

Current PVR: 21

New PVR: 17

Vehicle Type: New Euro 6 Hybrid Double Decker

Contract start date: 16th September 2017

 

Tranche 590

 

Route 45

Current Operator: Go Ahead London Central

New Operator: Abellio London

Current PVR: 23

New PVR: 21

Vehicle Type: New Euro 6 Hybrid Double Decker

Contract start date: 11th November 2017

 

Route 176

Current Operator: Arriva London South

New Operator: Go Ahead London Central

Current PVR: 28

New PVR: 24

Vehicle Type: New Euro 6 Hybrid Double Decker

Contract start date: 11th November 2017

 

Route 188

Current Operator: Abellio London

New Operator: Go Ahead London Central

Current PVR: 26

New PVR: 26

Vehicle Type: New Euro 6 Hybrid Double Decker

Contract start date: 11th November 2017

24th February 2017

Tranche 580

 

Route 4

Current Operator: Metroline Travel

New Operator: Metroline Travel

Current PVR: 18

New PVR: 19

Vehicle Type: New Euro 6 Hybrid Double Decker

Contract start date: 30th September 2017

 

Route 210

Current Operator: Metroline Travel

New Operator: Metroline Travel

Current PVR: 17

New PVR: 17

Vehicle Type: 2010 Euro 5 Diesel Double Decker*

Contract start date: 30th September 2017

*PVR will increase from 16 to 17 from 4th March, due to implementation of a revised route at Archway. Vehicles are from the current allocation.

 

Route W7

Current Operator: Metroline Travel

New Operator: Metroline Travel

Current PVR: 16

New PVR: 16

Vehicle Type: 2012 Euro 5 Diesel Double Decker*

Contract start date: 19th August 2017

*The 17th bus used in the AM peak is currently crosslinked from route 134, but on contract renewal, will be crosslinked from route 43.

 

Tranche 581

 

Route 320

Current Operator: Go Ahead London Metrobus

New Operator: Go Ahead London Metrobus

Current PVR: 12

New PVR: 12

Vehicle Type: Euro 5 Double Decker*

Contract start date: 26th August 2017

*TVR = 13: 6 2010/2011 Diesel Double Decker, 7 2011/2012 Hybrid Double Decker.

9th February 2017

Tranche 576

 

Route 66

Current Operator: Arriva London North

New Operator: Arriva London North

Current PVR: 12

New PVR: 13

Vehicle Type: Existing Euro 5 Diesel Double Decker*

Contract start date: 2nd September 2017

*Vehicles built 2009 – 2011 to be sourced from current allocation of routes 66, 141, 243 and 341.

 

Tranche 579

 

Route 638

Current Operator: Stagecoach Selkent

New Operator: Stagecoach Selkent

Current PVR: 7

New PVR: 6

Vehicle Type: 2008/9 Euro 4 Diesel Double Decker*

Contract start date: 2nd September 2017

*Vehicles from Route 48.

 

Route 664

Current Operator: Stagecoach Selkent

New Operator: Stagecoach Selkent

Current PVR: 2

New PVR: 2

Vehicle Type: 2012 Euro 5 Diesel Double Decker*

Contract start date: 2nd September 2017

*Vehicles from Route 101.

 

Tranche 582

 

Route 50

Current Operator: Arriva London South

New Operator: Arriva London South

Current PVR: 15

New PVR: 15

Vehicle Type: 2010 Euro 5 Hybrid Double Decker*

Contract start date: 26th August 2017

*Vehicles from the current allocation.

 

Route 130

Current Operator: Go Ahead Metrobus

New Operator: Abellio London

Current PVR: 11

New PVR: 11

Vehicle Type: New Euro 6 Diesel Single Decker - 60 cap

Contract start date: 26th August 2017

 

Route 194

Current Operator: Arriva London South

New Operator: Arriva London South

Current PVR: 14

New PVR: 14

Vehicle Type: Existing Euro 5 Diesel Double Decker*

Contract start date: 26th August 2017

*Vehicles built 2009 – 2011 to be sourced from current allocation of routes 66, 141, 243 and 341.

 

Route 250

Current Operator: Arriva London South

New Operator: Arriva London South

Current PVR: 23

New PVR: 23

Vehicle Type: 2010 Euro 5 Diesel Double Decker*

Contract start date: 26th August 2017

*Vehicles from the current allocation.

 

Route 255

Current Operator: Arriva London South

New Operator: Arriva London South

Current PVR: 9

New PVR: 9

Vehicle Type: 2012 Euro 5 Diesel Single Decker - 55 cap*

Contract start date: 26th August 2017

*Vehicles from the current allocation.

 

Route 280

Current Operator: Go Ahead London General

New Operator: Go Ahead London General

Current PVR: 14

New PVR: 14

Vehicle Type: 2011/2 Euro 5 Hybrid Double Decker*

Contract start date: 22nd July 2017

*Vehicles from routes 19 and 436.

 

Route 314

Current Operator: Stagecoach Selkent

New Operator: Stagecoach Selkent

Current PVR: 12

New PVR: 12

Vehicle Type: 2012 Euro 5 Diesel Single Decker - 55 cap*

Contract start date: 2nd September 2017

*Vehicles from the current allocation.

 

Route 410

Current Operator: Arriva London South

New Operator: Arriva London South

Current PVR: 19

New PVR: 19

Vehicle Type: New and Existing Diesel Single Decker - 50 cap*

Contract start date: 26th August 2017

*Vehicles are 14 2010 Euro 5 buses from routes 397 & W11 plus 8 new Euro 6, providing a TVR of 22.

 

Tranche 584

 

Route 289

Current Operator: Arriva London South

New Operator: Arriva London South

Current PVR: 11

New PVR: 12

Vehicle Type: New and Existing Diesel Single Decker - 60 cap*

Contract start date: 2nd September 2017

*Vehicles are 11 2012 Euro 5 buses from the current allocation plus 3 new Euro 6, providing a TVR of 14.

 

Route 621

Current Operator: Stagecoach Selkent

New Operator: Stagecoach Selkent

Current PVR: 1

New PVR: 1

Vehicle Type: 2012 Euro 5 Diesel Double Decker*

Contract start date: 14th October 2017

*Vehicle from route 101.

 

Tranche 585

 

Route 103

Current Operator: Stagecoach East London

New Operator: Arriva London North

Current PVR: 14

New PVR: 14

Vehicle Type: Existing Euro 5 Diesel Double Decker*

Contract start date: 14th October 2017

*Vehicles built 2009 – 2011 to be sourced from current allocation of routes 66, 141, 243 and 341.

 

Route 175

Current Operator: Stagecoach East London

New Operator: Arriva London North

Current PVR: 12

New PVR: 12

Vehicle Type: Existing Euro 5 Diesel Double Decker*

Contract start date: 14th October 2017

*Vehicles built 2009 – 2011 to be sourced from current allocation of routes 66, 141, 243 and 341.

 

Route 257

Current Operator: Go Ahead London General

New Operator: Stagecoach East London

Current PVR: 15

New PVR: 16

Vehicle Type: New and Existing Diesel Double Decker*

Contract start date: 14th October 2017

*11 vehicles are 2012 Euro 5 diesel, 2 from route 101 & 9 from route 103, plus 7 new Euro 6 hybrid for a TVR of 18.

 

Route 370

Current Operator: Arriva London North

New Operator: Arriva London North

Current PVR: 11

New PVR: 11

Vehicle Type: Existing Euro 5 Diesel Double Decker*

Contract start date: 4th November 2017

*Vehicles built 2009 – 2011 to be sourced from current allocation of routes 66, 141, 243 and 341.

 

Tranche 586

 

Route 341

Current Operator: Arriva London North

New Operator: Arriva London North

Current PVR: 22

New PVR: 22

Vehicle Type: New Euro 6 Hybrid Double Decker

Contract start date: 14th October 2017

 

Tranche 587

 

Route 150

Current Operator: Arriva London South

New Operator: Arriva London South

Current PVR: 14

New PVR: 15

Vehicle Type: Existing Euro 5 Diesel Double Decker*

Contract start date: 14th October 2017

*Vehicles built 2009 – 2011 to be sourced from current allocation of routes 66, 141, 243 and 341.

26th January 2017

Tranche 564

 

Route 266

Current Operator: Tower Transit

New Operator: Metroline West

Current PVR: 26

New PVR: 27

Vehicle Type: 2007 Euro 4 Diesel Double Decker

Contract start date: 29th July 2017

The route is awarded as specified, on the basis of maintaining the current route structure. Please note that the contract is awarded on a short term basis terminating no later than December 2019, to allow for restructuring of the route in connection with the opening of the Elizabeth Line.

12th January 2017

Tranche 573

 

Route 465

Current Operator: RATP Quality Line

New Operator: RATP Quality Line

Current PVR: 7

New PVR: tba

Vehicle Type: Single Decker

Contract start date: 1st July 2017

 

Tranche 577

 

Route 605

Current Operator: RATP London Sovereign

New Operator: Sullivan Buses

Current PVR: 2

New PVR: 2

Vehicle Type: 2009 Euro 5 Diesel Double Decker

Contract start date: 2nd September 2017

 

Route 622/688

Current Operator: Sullivan Buses

New Operator: Sullivan Buses

Current PVR: 6

New PVR: 6

Vehicle Type: 2009 Euro 5 Diesel Double Decker

Contract start date: 2nd September 2017

 

Route 632

Current Operator: Metroline Travel

New Operator: Metroline Travel

Current PVR: 3

New PVR: 3

Vehicle Type: 2009 Euro 4 Diesel Double Decker

Contract start date: 14th October 2017

 

Route 653/683

Current Operator: Sullivan Buses

New Operator: Sullivan Buses

Current PVR: 5

New PVR: 5

Vehicle Type: 2009 Euro 5 Diesel Double Decker

Contract start date: 2nd September 2017

 

Tranche 578

 

Route 131

Current Operator: RATP London United

New Operator: Go Ahead London General

Current PVR: 21

New PVR: 21

Vehicle Type: 2010 Euro 5 Diesel Double Decker

Contract start date: 30th September 2017

 

Route 411

Current Operator: RATP Quality Line

New Operator: RATP Quality Line

Current PVR: 7

New PVR: 6

Vehicle Type: New Euro 6 Diesel Single Decker

Contract start date: 30th September 2017

 

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