Forthcoming Service Changes (Tenders). 15th September Update


Last updated: 15th September (routes 37, 44, 77, 87, 171, 219, 337, 386, 424, 485) . Please scroll to the bottom of this page to find out routes that are due to be announced within the next 2 months, which has been updated 24th August.

If the route specified is gaining vehicles that haven't worked the route before, whether on a contract change/renewal, or merely an upgrade following displacement of other vehicles, at the end of the bullet point text will be highlighted in this colour, making it easier for you to plan your days out covering the latest service changes.

A contract change indicates that a new operator is taking over the route, following a tender award.

A contract renewal indicates that the existing operator has been successful in continuing operation of a route, following a tender award. New buses may/may not be ordered, dependant on the tender specification.

If a change in routeing takes place, text will be highlighted in this colour at the end.


    SEPTEMBER 2017

    • 222 (Hounslow Bus Station-Uxbridge) awarded to Metroline with 17 new Wrightbus Gemini 3 B5LH vehicles from Uxbridge (UX) garage. 16th Sept. Contract change, new vehicles.
    • 210 (Brent Cross-Finsbury Park Station) retained by Metroline with 17 existing ADL Enviro 400 E40D vehicles from Cricklewood (W) garage. 23rd Sept.
    • 4 (Archway-Waterloo) retained by Metroline with 19 new Wrightbus Gemini 3 B5LH vehicles from Holloway (HT) garage. 30th Sept. Contract renewal, new vehicles. 
    • 131 (Tooting Broadway-Kingston) awarded to Go-Ahead London with 21 existing Wrightbus Gemini 2 vehicles displaced from route 259, from Merton (AL) garage. 30th Sept

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 Contract change, existing vehicles new to route 131 (ex-259).
    • 258 (Watford Junction-South Harrow) awarded to London Sovereign with 11 buses, a mixture of four Enviro 400H MMCs and 7 existing ADL Enviro 400 E40D vehicles displaced from routes 120 and 222, from Harrow (SO) garage. 30th Sept. Contract change, existing vehicles. 
    • 425 (Clapton, Nightingale Road-Stratford) extended to Ilford via Romford Road, with a frequency increase to every 10 minutes. This will coincide with the withdrawal of the route 25 short workings to Mile End. 30th Sept. This change has been delayedChange in routeing.
    • 23 (Liverpool Street-Westbourne Park) curtailed at Aldwych, no longer serving Ludgate Circus, St Paul's, Bank or Liverpool Street. Use route 11 as a replacement service. 30th Sept. Change in routeing.
    • 411 (West Molesey-Kingston) retained by Quality Line with 6 new ADL Enviro 200 MMC vehicles from Epsom (EP) garage. 30th Sept 

 Contract change, new vehicles.
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      OCTOBER 2017
    • 103 (Chase Cross-Rainham Interchange) awarded to Arriva London with 14 existing Wrightbus Gemini 2 VDL DB300 vehicles displaced from routes 141, 243, 341 from Grays (GY) garage. 14th Oct. Contract change, existing vehicles new to route 103.
    • 150 (Chigwell Row-Becontree Heath) retained by Arriva London with 15 existing ADL Enviro 400 E40D vehicles from Barking (DX) garage. 14th Oct
    • 175 (Dagenham, Ford Works-Hillrise Estate) awarded to Arriva London with 12 existing Wrightbus Gemini 2 VDL DB300 vehicles displaced from routes 141, 243, 341 from Barking (DX) garage. 14th Oct. Contract change, existing vehicles new to route 175. 
    • 257 (Walthamstow Central-Stratford) awarded to Stagecoach London with 11 existing ADL Enviro 400 E40D vehicles displaced from route 103 and 7 new ADL Enviro 400 E40H MMC vehicles, from Leyton (T) garage.14th Oct  Contract change, new vehicles. 
    • 341 (Waterloo-Angel Road, Superstores) retained by Arriva London with 22 new Wrightbus Gemini 3 B5LH vehicles., from Tottenham (AR) garage. 14th Oct. Contract renewal, new vehicles.  
    • 621 (Lewisham, Shopping Centre-Crown Woods School) retained by Stagecoach London with 1 existing vehicle displaced from route 101, from Bromley (TB) garage. 14th Oct.
    • 220 (Wandsworth-Willesden Junction) retained by London United with 25 existing ADL Enviro 400 E40D vehicles, from Park Royal (PK) garage. 21st Oct.
    • 22 (Putney Common-Piccadilly Circus) retained by Go-Ahead London with 22 buses, a mixture of 14 new MCV EvoSeti B5LH vehicles and 10 existing Wrightbus Gemini 2 B5LH buses, from Putney (AF) garage. 21st Oct. Contract renewal, new vehicles.  
    NOVEMBER 2017 
    • 370 (Lakeside-Romford Market) retained by Arriva London with 11 existing Wrightbus Gemini 2 VDL DB300 vehicles displaced from routes 141, 243, 341, from Grays (GY) garage. 4th Nov.  
    • 18 (Sudbury-Euston) awarded to London United with 49 buses, 37 new and 12 existing Wrightbus Gemini 3 B5LH vehicles (ex-72), from Park Royal (PK) garage. 11th Nov. Contract change, new vehicles. 
    • 33 (Hammersmith-Fulwell, Stanley Road) retained by London United with 18 existing ADL Enviro 200 vehicles, from Fulwell (FW) garage. 11th Nov.
    • 419 (Hammersmith-Richmond) retained by London United with 6 existing Dart Pointer vehicles from Shepherd's Bush (S) garage, until 2018, when existing ADL Enviro 200 vehicles (displaced from route C1) will be used on the route. 11th Nov.
    • 176 (Penge-Tottenham Court Road) awarded to Go-Ahead London with 24 new ADL Enviro 400 E40H MMCs from Camberwell (Q) garage. 11th Nov.
      Contract change, new vehicles.    
    • 188 (North Greenwich-Russell Square) awarded to Go-Ahead London with 26 new Wrightbus Gemini 3 B5LH vehicles from North Greenwich (MG) garage. 11th Nov. Contract change, new vehicles.   
    • 45 (Clapham Park-King's Cross) awarded to Abellio London with 21 newADL Enviro 400 E40H MMC vehicles from Walworth (WL) garage. 11th Nov Contract change, new vehicles.   
    • 298 (Potters Bar, Cranbourne Road-Arnos Grove) curtailed at Potters Bar Station at all times, with no direct replacement service to Cranbourne Road Industrial Area. 11th Nov. Change in routeing.
    • 470 (Colliers Wood-Epsom) retained by Quality Line, with 7 existing Optare Solo SR vehicles, from Epsom (EB) garage. 18th Nov.
      DECEMBER 2017:
    • 88 (Clapham Common-Camden Town) retained by Go-Ahead London, with 23 existing Wrightbus New Routemaster vehicles, from Stockwell (SW) garage. 9th Dec.
    • 98 (Holborn-Willesden, Bus Garage) retained by Metroline with 23 new Wrightbus Gemini 3 B5LH vehicles, from Willesden (AC) garage. 9th Dec. Contract renewal, new vehicles. 
    • 170 (Roehampton, Danebury Avenue-Victoria) retained by Go-Ahead London with 14 new single deckers (type not confirmed) and 8 existing ADL Enviro 200 vehicles, from Stockwell (SW) garage. 9th Dec. Contract renewal, new vehicles.     
    • 355 (Mitcham-Brixton) retained by Go-Ahead London with 12 new Wrightbus Streetlite vehicles from Croydon (C) garage. 9th Dec. 
    • 6 (Aldwych-Willesden, Bus Garage) retained by Metroline with 24 new Wrightbus Gemini 3 B5LH vehicles, from Willesden (AC) garage.9th Dec. Contract renewal, new vehicles.     

    JANUARY 2018:


    • 142 (Watford Junction-Brent Cross) awarded to London Sovereign with 16 existing ADL Enviro 400 E40D vehicles displaced from routes 120 and 222, from Edgware (BT) garage.  6th Jan. Contract change, existing vehicles.   
    • 642 (London Academy-West Hendon Broadway) awarded to London Sovereign with 3 existing ADL Enviro 400 E40D vehicles displaced from routes 120 and 222, from Edgware (BT) garage. 6th Jan. Contract change, existing vehicles.       
    • 141 (Palmers Green, North Circular Road) retained by Arriva London with 26 existing Wrightbus Gemini 2 B5LH vehicles, from Palmers Green (AD) garage. 13th Jan.
    • 329 (Enfield-Turnpike Lane Station) retained by Arriva London with 17 existing ADL Enviro 400 vehicles, from Palmers Green (AD) garage. 13th Jan.
    • 635 (St Paul's School-Hounslow Bus Station) retained by London United with 3 existing double deck vehicles (type not confirmed) from Hounslow Heath (HH) garage. 13th Jan.
    • B16 (Kidbrooke-Bexleyheath, Bus Garage) retained by Go-Ahead London with 9 existing ADL Enviro 200 vehicles, from Bexleyheath (BX) garage. 13th Jan.
    • 99 (Bexleyheath, Shopping Centre-Erith) awarded to Arriva London with 14 existing Wrightbus Gemini 2 VDL DB300 vehicles displaced from routes 41 and 141, from Dartford (DT) garage. 20th Jan. Contract change, existing vehicles.
    • 269 (Bromley North-Bexleyheath, Shopping Centre) awarded to Arriva London with 12 existing Wrightbus Gemini 2 VDL DB300 vehicles displaced from routes 41 and 141, from Dartford (DT) garage. 20th Jan. Contract change, existing vehicles.      
    • 401 (Thamesmead-Bexleyheath, Shopping Centre) awarded to Arriva London with 7 existing Wrightbus Gemini 2 VDL DB300 vehicles displaced from routes 41 and 141, from Dartford (DT) garage. 20th Jan. Contract change, existing vehicles.  
    • 422 (Bexleyheath, Bus Garage-North Greenwich) awarded to Stagecoach London with 14 existing ADL Enviro 400 E40D vehicles displaced from route 99*, and four new ADL Enviro 400 E40H MMCs, from Plumstead (PD) garage. 20th Jan. Contract change, existing vehicles.   
    * In reality, the 422 will be worked with 14-reg hybrid vehicles currently based at Plumstead (PD) garage and used on the 99, as most of the E40D vehicles are at Romford working route 86.

     FEBRUARY 2018:
    • 41/N41 (Tottenham Hale-Archway/Trafalgar Square) retained by Arriva London with 19 existing Wrightbus Gemini 2 VDL DB300 vehicles, from Tottenham (AR) garage. Route N41 will use Wrightbus Gemini 3 B5LH vehicles from the allocation of routes 259/19/243/341. 3rd Feb. Contract renewal, new vehicles.     
    • 121 (Enfield Island Village-Turnpike Lane Station) retained by Arriva London with 21 existing Wrightbus Gemini 2 VDL DB300 vehicles, from Enfield (E) garage. 3rd Feb.
    • 299 (Muswell Hill-Cockfosters) awarded to Sullivan Buses with 7 new Wrightbus Streetlite vehicles, from South Mimms (SM) garage. 3rd Feb. Contract change, new vehicles.     
    • W4 (Tottenham Hale, Ferry Lane-Oakthorpe Park) awarded to Arriva London with 14 new single deckers (type not confirmed), from Wood Green (WN)* garage. 3rd Feb. Contract renewal, new vehicles.     
    • W6 (Edmonton Green-Southgate) retained by Arriva London with 9 new single deckers (type not confirmed), from Enfield (E) garage. 3rd Feb.
    • 343 (New Cross Gate-City Hall) awarded to Go-Ahead London with 22 new Hybrid double deck vehicles (type not confirmed), from New Cross (NX) garage. 3rd Feb.  Contract change, new vehicles.     
    • 153 (Finsbury Park Station-Moorgate, Finsbury Square) awarded to Go-Ahead London with 11 new Electric BYD Enviro 200 vehicles from Northumberland Park (NP) garage. 3rd Feb. Contract change, new vehicles. 
    • 36 (New Cross Gate-Queen's Park) retained by Go-Ahead London with 39 new Hybrid double deckers (type not confirmed), from New Cross (NX) garage. 3rd Feb. Contract renewal, new vehicles.     
    • B14 (Bexleyheath, Shopping Centre-Orpington Station) awarded to Stagecoach London with 5 new ADL Enviro 200 MMC vehicles from Bromley (TB) garage. 3rd Feb. Contract change, new vehicles.   
    • H28 (Osterley Tesco-Bull's Bridge) retained by Abellio London with 9 existing ADL Enviro 200 vehicles, plus one new ADL Enviro 200 MMC vehicle, from Fulwell (TF) garage. 24th Feb.
    • 233 (Swanley-Eltham Station) retained by Go-Ahead London with 6 existing ADL Enviro 200 vehicles, from Orpington (MB) garage. 24th Feb.

    MARCH 2018: 

    • 423 (Heathrow Terminal 5-Hounslow Bus Station) retained by London United with 7 existing ADL Enviro 200 vehicles from Hounslow Heath (HH) garage. 3rd March.
    • H22 (Richmond, Manor Circus-Hounslow, Bell Corner) retained by London United with 4 existing ADL Enviro 200 vehicles displaced from route H98, and 8 existing ADL Enviro 200 MMC vehicles displaced from route 70 when it converts to electric operation, from Hounslow Heath (HH) garage. 3rd March. Contract change, existing vehicles.   
    • H37 (Hounslow, Blenheim Centre-Richmond, Manor Circus) retained by London United with 15 single deck buses (type not confirmed), from Hounslow (AV) garage. 3rd March.Contract change, new vehicles??
    • H98 (Hayes End-Hounslow Bus Station) retained by London United with 11 existing ADL Enviro 200 vehicles, and 4 existing Electric Optare MetroCity vehicles, from Hounslow (AV) garage. 3rd March.
    • 161 (Chislehurst, War Memorial-North Greenwich) awarded to Stagecoach London with 17 new ADL Enviro 400H MMCs, from either Bromley (TB) or Plumstead (PD). 17th March. Contract change, new vehicles.
    • 138 (Coney Hall-Bromley North) retained by Go-Ahead London with 3 existing ADL Enviro 200 vehicles, from Orpington (MB) garage. 17th March.
    • 172 (Brockley Rise-Clerkenwell Green) awarded to Go-Ahead London with 18 new Hybrid double deckers, from New Cross (NX) garage. 17th March. Contract change, new vehicles.     
    • 181 (Grove Park-Lewisham Station) awarded to Stagecoach London with 13 new ADL Enviro 200 MMC vehicles from Catford (TL) garage. 17th March. Contract change, new vehicles. 
    • 225 (Canada Water-Hither Green) retained by Go-Ahead London with 6 existing ADL Enviro 200 vehicles (ex-284), from New Cross (NX) garage. 17th March. Contract renewal, existing vehicles, new to the 225.     
    • 284 (Grove Park Cemetery-Lewisham Station) awarded to Stagecoach London with 12 new ADL Enviro 200 MMC vehicles from Catford (TL) garage. 17th March. Contract change, new vehicles. 
    • 169 (Barking-Clayhall) retained by Stagecoach London with 14 new ADL Enviro 400 E40H MMCs, from Barking (BK) garage. 24th March. Contract renewal, new vehicles.  
    • 247 (Barkingside-Romford Station) retained by Stagecoach London with 11 existing ADL Enviro 400 vehicles displaced from route 169, from Romford (NS) garage. 24th March.
    • 287 (Barking-Rainham, Abbey Wood Lane) retained by Stagecoach London with 7 existing ADL Enviro 400 vehicles, from Rainham (RM) garage. 24th March.
    • 68 (Euston-West Norwood) awarded to Abellio London with 23 existing Wrightbus New Routemaster vehicles from Walworth (WL) garage. 31st March. Contract change, existing vehicles.   
    • N68 (Old Coulsdon-Tottenham Court Road) awarded to Abellio London with 7 ADL Enviro 400 E40H MMC vehicles allocated to daytime routes 45 and 415,  from Walworth (WL) garage. 31st March. Contract change, new vehicles. 
    • 468 (South Croydon, South End-Elephant & Castle) awarded to Arriva London with 30 new Wrightbus Gemini 3 B5LH vehicles from Norwood (N) garage. 31st March. Contract change, new vehicles. 
    • X68 (Russell Square-West Croydon) retained by Go-Ahead London with 10 new double deckers (type not confirmed) from Camberwell (Q) garage. 31st March. Contract renewal, new vehicles.   
    APRIL 2018
    • 424 (Putney Heath, Fulham, Craven Cottage) retained by Go-Ahead London with 5 existing Wrightbus Streetlite vehicles, from Putney (AF) garage. 7th April. Contract renewal, existing vehicles.
    • 31/N31 (Camden Town-White City/Clapham Junction) awarded to Metroline West with 20 double deckers (type not confirmed) from Willesden Junction (WJ) garage. 28th April. Contract change, new vehicles.    
    • 95 (Shepherd's Bush-Southall Town Hall) retained by Metroline West with 14 existing ADL Enviro 200 vehicles displaced from route 274, from Greenford (G) garage. 28th April. Contract  renewal, existing vehicles.
    • 171/N171 (Holborn-Tottenham Court Road) retained by Go-Ahead London with 25 new Hybrid double deckers (type not confirmed), from New Cross (NX) garage. 28th April. Contract renewal, new vehicles. 

    MAY 2018:

    • 196 (Norwood Junction-Elephant & Castle) awarded to Abellio London with 16 new ADL Enviro 400 E40H MMCs, from Walworth (WL) garage. 5th May. Contract change, new vehicles.    
    • 241 (Custom House-Hackney Wick, Here East) retained by Stagecoach London with 9 new ADL Enviro 400 E40H MMCs, from West Ham (WH) garage. Withdrawn between Canning Town and Custom House, and extended to Here East from Stratford City via The Olympic Park. 5th May. Contract renewal, new vehicles.Change in routeing. 
    • 330 (Wanstead Park Station-Pontoon Dock) retained by Stagecoach London with 10 new ADL Enviro 400 E40H MMCs, from West Ham (WH) garage. Extended from Canning Town to Silvertown, Pontoon Dock. 5th May. Contract renewal, new vehicles.Change in routeing.
    • 474 (Manor Park-Canning Town, Barking Road) awarded to Stagecoach London with 14 new ADL Enviro 400 E40H MMCs, from West Ham (WH) garage. Re-routed between London City Airport and Canning Town via Custom House and Keir Hardie Estate. 5th May. Contract change, new vehicles.Change in routeing.
    • 485 (Hammersmith-Wandsworth) retained by Go-Ahead London with 4 existing ADL Enviro 200 vehicles (displaced from route 299), from Plough Lane (PL) garage. 5th May. Contract renewal, existing vehicles.
    • 337 (Richmond-Clapham Junction) retained by Go-Ahead London with 11 existing ADL Enviro 400 E40D vehicles, from Putney (AF) garage. 26th May.


    JUNE 2018:

    • 37 (Putney Heath-Peckham) retained by Go-Ahead London with 19 existing Wrightbus Gemini 2 B9TL vehicles (displaced from route 171), from Peckham (PM) garage. 2nd June. Contract renewal, existing vehicles.  
    • 44/N44 (Victoria/Aldwych-Tooting Station/Sutton Station) retained by Go-Ahead London with 20 new Hybrid double deckers (type not confirmed), from Merton (AL) garage. 2nd June. Contract renewal, new vehicles.  
    • 77 (Waterloo-Tooting Station) retained by Go-Ahead London with 18 new Hybrid double deckers (type not confirmed), from Merton (AL) garage. 2nd June. Contract renewal, new vehicles.  
    • 87/N87 (Aldwych-Wandsworth/Kingston) retained by Go-Ahead London with 22 buses, a mixture of 17 existing ADL Enviro 400 E40H vehicles, and 5 new Hybrid double deckers (type not confirmed), from Stockwell (SW) garage. 2nd June. Contract renewal, new vehicles.  
    • 219 (Clapham Junction-Wimbledon) retained by Go-Ahead London with 11 existing Wrightbus Streetlite vehicles, from Merton (AL) garage. 2nd June.
    • 386 (Blackheath Village-Woolwich) retained by Go-Ahead London with 11 existing ADL Enviro 200 vehicles (displaced from route 244), from North Greenwich (MG) garage. 2nd June. Contract change, new vehicles.
    • 46 (St Bartholomew's Hospital-Lancaster Gate) retained by Metroline with 19 new Electric BYD Enviro 200 vehicles, from King's Cross (KC) garage. 23rd June.Contract renewal, new vehicles.  
    • 274 (Lancaster Gate-Islington Angel) retained by Metroline with 17 new Wrightbus Gemini 3 B5LH vehicles, from Holloway (HT) garage. 23rd June. Contract renewal, new vehicles. 
       
    *= subject to change.

    AUGUST 2019: 

    • 214 (Liverpool Street-Highgate Village) awarded to Go-Ahead London with 19 new Electric BYD Enviro 200 vehicles from Northumberland Park (NP) garage. 17th August. Contract change, new vehicles.

     ROUTES PENDING TENDER ANNOUNCEMENT:
    • 268 (Golders Green-Finchley Road, O2 Centre)
    • 389/399 (Barnet, The Spires-Barnet, Western Way/Hadley Wood Station)
    • 631/H3 (Golders Green-Henrietta Barnett School/East Finchley)
    • H2 (Golders Green-Hampstead Garden Suburb-Golders Green)
    • 143D/643 (Brent Cross-East Finchley) 
    • 231 (Turnpike Lane Station-Enfield Chase)
    • 327 (Waltham Cross-Elsinge Estate)
    • 491 (North Middlesex Hospital-Waltham Cross)