Forthcoming Service Changes (Tenders). 26th July Update


Last updated: 26th July (E1, E5, E7, E9). Please scroll to the bottom of this page to find out routes that are due to be announced within the next 2 months.

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.



JUNE 2017

  • 260 (Golders Green-White City) retained by Metroline with 18 new Wrightbus Gemini 3 B5LH vehicles from Willesden (AC) garage, although these will be swapped with existing Wrightbus Gemini 2 B9TL vehicles currently allocated to route 52. 24th June

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 Contract renewal, new vehicles. This change is running late.

JULY 2017

  • 266 (Hammersmith-Brent Cross) awarded to Metroline with 27 existing ADL Enviro 400 E40D vehicles displaced from routes 17 and 217, from Cricklewood (W) garage. 2 year non-extendable contract. 29th July

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 Contract change, existing vehicles new to route 266 (ex-17 and 217).
  • E1 (Greenford Broadway-Ealing Broadway) operation transferred to Southall (AB) garage. 29th July.
  • E5 (Southall, Toplocks Estate-Perivale Tesco) operation transferred to Southall (AB) garage. 29th July.
  • E7 (Ruislip-Ealing Broadway) operation transferred to Southall (AB) garage. 29th July.
  • E9 (Yeading, Barnhill Estate-Ealing Broadway) operation transferred to Southall (AB) garage. 29th July.
  • 1 (Canada Water-Holborn) operation transferred to New Cross (NX) garage as a result of the closure of Mandela Way (MW) garage. 29th July.
  • 453 (Marylebone-Deptford Bridge) operation transferred to New Cross (NX) garage as a result of the closure of Mandela Way (MW) garage. 29th July.
  • 108 (Stratford International-Lewisham, Shopping Centre) operation transferred to North Greenwich (MG) garage. 29th July
  • 129 (Greenwich, Cutty Sark-North Greenwich) operation transferred to North Greenwich (MG) garage. 29th July
  • 286 (Queen Mary's Hospital-Greenwich, Cutty Sark) operation transferred to North Greenwich (MG) garage. 29th July
  • 100 (Shadwell-London Wall, Museum Of London) operation transferred to Silvertown (SI) garage, as a result of the closure of Mandela Way (MW) garage 29th July.
  • 300 (Canning Town-East Ham Station) operation transferred to River Road (RR) garage. 29th July.
  • 613 (Tolworth-Glenthorne School) retained by London United with 1 existing Scania OmniCity vehicle from route 131, from Tolworth (TV) garage. 29th July


  • 662 (Surbiton-Holy Cross School) retained by London United with 1 existing Scania OmniCity vehicle from route 131, from Tolworth (TV) garage. 29th July


  • 665 (Surbiton-Holy Cross School) retained by London United with 1 existing ADL Enviro 200 vehicle from route 72, from Tolworth (TV) garage. 29th July


  • 671 (Chessington South-Tiffin Girls School) retained by London United with 1 existing Scania OmniCity vehicle from route 131, from Tolworth (TV) garage. 29th July

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AUGUST 2017

  • W7 (Muswell Hill Broadway-Finsbury Park Station) retained by Metroline with 16 exiting Wrightbus Gemini 2 B9TL vehicles from Holloway (HT) garage. 19th August. 
  • 243 (Wood Green-Waterloo) retained by Arriva London with 32 new Wrightbus Gemini 3 B5LH vehicles from Tottenham (AR) garage. 19th August. Contract renewal, new vehicles.
  • 5 (Romford Market-Canning Town) awarded to Go-Ahead London with 22 existing Wrightbus Gemini 2 vehicles, and 11 new ADL Enviro 400 E40H MMC vehicles, from River Road (RR) garage. 26th August. Contract change, new vehicles. 
  • 15 (Blackwall-Trafalgar Square) awarded to Go-Ahead London with 23 existing Wrightbus New Routemaster vehicles from River Road (RR) garage. 26th August. Contract change, new vehicles. 
  • 115 (Aldgate-East Ham, Central Park) awarded to Go-Ahead London with 18 new ADL Enviro 400 E40H MMCs, from River Road (RR) garage. 26th August. Contract change, new vehicles. 
  • N15 (Romford Market-Trafalgar Square) awarded to Go-Ahead London with 23 vehicles (not confirmed), and extended to Oxford Circus, from River Road (RR) garage. 26th August. Contract change, new vehicles. 
  • 50 (Croydon Town Centre-Stockwell) retained by Arriva London with 15 existing Wrightbus Gemini 2 B5LH vehicles, from Brixton (BN) garage. 26th August
  • 130 (New Addington, Vulcan Way-Thornton Heath, Parchmore Road) awarded to Abellio London with 11 new ADL Enviro 200 MMC vehicles, from Beddington Cross (BC) garage. 26th August. Contract change, new vehicles.  
  • 194 (Lower Sydenham-West Croydon) retained by Arriva London with 14 existing Wrightbus Gemini 2 VDL DB300 vehicles (displaced from 66, 141, 243 or 341) from South Croydon (TC) garage. 26th August Contract renewal, existing vehicles new to route 194 (ex-66).
  • 250 (Brixton-Croydon Town Centre) retained by Arriva London with 23 existing ADL Enviro 400 E40D vehicles from Thornton Heath (TH) garage. 26th August
  • 255 (Balham-Pollards Hill) retained by Arriva London with 9 existing ADL Enviro 200 vehicles from Thornton Heath (TH) garage. 26th August.
  • 684 (Charles Darwin School-Orpington Station) retained by Go-Ahead London with 1 existing ADL Enviro 400 vehicle, from Orpington (MB) garage. 26th August.
  • 320 (Biggin Hill Valley-Catford Bridge) retained by Go-Ahead London with 12 existing Wrightbus Gemini 2 B9TL and B5LH vehicles from Orpington (MB) garage. 26th August. Contract renewal, existing vehicles new to route 320 (ex-19, 436).  
  • 410 (Wallington-Crystal Palace) retained by Arriva London with 19 vehicles, a mix of existing ADL Enviro 200 vehicles displaced from routes 397 and W11, and 8 new Wrightbus Streetlite vehicles, from Thornton Heath (TH) garage.  26th August. Contract renewal, existing/new vehicles.

SEPTEMBER 2017 

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605 (Edgware-Totteridge & Whetstone) awarded to Sullivan Buses with 2 existing ADL vehicles from South Mimms (SM) garage. 2nd Sept

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 Contract change, existing vehicles new to route 605.
  • 628/688 (Jewish Free School-Southgate) retained by Sullivan Buses with 6 existing ADL Enviro 400 E40D vehicles from South Mimms (SM) garage. 2nd Sept

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 Contract renewal, existing vehicles new to routes 628/688.
  • 653/683 (Jewish Free School-Muswell Hill) retained by Sullivan Buses with 5 existing Scania OmniCity vehicles from South Mimms (SM) garage. 2nd Sept

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  • 66 (Leytonstone-Romford Station) retained by Arriva London with 13 existing Wrightbus Gemini 2 VDL DB300 vehicles, from Grays (GY) garage. 2nd Sept.
  • 90 (Northolt-Feltham) retained by Metroline with 16 new Wrightbus Gemini 3 B5LH vehicles from Perivale West (PA) garage. 2nd Sept. Contract renewal, new vehicles.
  • 638 (Coney Hall-Kemnal Technology College) retained by Stagecoach London with 2 existing Scania OmniCity vehicles displaced from route 48, from Bromley (TB) garage. 2nd Sept.  Contract renewal, existing vehicles new to route 638.
  • 664 (New Addington-Charles Darwin School) retained by Stagecoach London with 2 existing ADL Enviro 400 E40D vehicles displaced from route 101, from Bromley (TB) garage. 2nd Sept. Contract renewal, existing vehicles new to route 664. 
  • 314 (Elmstead Woods-New Addington) retained by Stagecoach London with 12 existing ADL Enviro 200 vehicles from Bromley (TB) garage. 2nd Sept. 
  • 289 (Elmers End-Purley) retained by Arriva London with 11 existing ADL Enviro 200 vehicles and 3 new vehicles (type not confirmed) from Thornton Heath (TH) garage. 2nd Sept. Contract renewal, new vehicles.       
  • 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 Sepr. Contract change, existing vehicles. 
  • 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. 4th 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.   
  • 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 ADL Enviro 200 MMC 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.
  • 7 (East Acton-Oxford Circus) gains a full allocation of 23 new Wrightbus Gemini 3 B5LH vehicles with the new-style body. 24th Feb (roughly speaking, no date has been given).

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. 
JUNE 2018:

  • 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:
  • 169 (Barking-Clayhall)
  • 287 (Rainham, Abbey Wood Lane-Barking)
  • 247 (Barkingside-Romford Station)
  • 68/N68 (Euston-West Norwood/Old Coulsdon)
  • 468 (Elephant & Castle-South Croydon)
  • X68 (West Croydon-Russell Square)
  • 196 (Elephant & Castle-Norwood Junction)
  • 241 (Canning Town, Barking Road-Stratford City)
  • 330 (Wanstead Park Station-Canning Town)
  • 474 (Canning Town, Barking Road-Manor Park)
  • 95 (Southall, Town Hall-Shepherd's Bush)
  • 31 (White City-Camden Town)
  • 44/N44 (Victoria/Aldwych-Tooting Station/Sutton Station)
  • 77 (Waterloo-Tooting Station)
  • 87/N87 (Aldwych/Wandsworth/Kingston)