Arriva London introduces stylish new enviro friendly buses on Route 78

  
  

Back in September, Arriva London proudly announced that they would be the first operator in London to deliver a bus service using the brand new Enviro 400H City double-decker bus.

This week saw the delivery of that promise, with the introduction of the new buses on route 78 from Shoreditch to Nunhead, a route that Arriva London has recently retained to run on behalf of TfL for a further five years.

Peter Batty, Commercial Director at Arriva London was delighted to say:

“The new look bus is stunning and brings together a whole range of passenger and driver advantages, including a wrap-around windscreen and glazed stairwell. We are delighted to be the first operator in London to introduce them on route 78, and now they are in service see their full potential.”

The bus is the same length as the New Routemaster, but slightly wider, and with increased head room on the upper deck, allows for more comfortable movement when taking or leaving seats.

The 10.4m long, two-door bus, is capable of carrying ninety passengers and is the continuation of the introduction of environmentally friendly buses in London , representing a further evolution of hybrid electric buses, giving greater fuel economy and reduced emissions.

Although the Enviro 400H City has some similar lines to the New Routemaster, it has also some distinctive styling of its own, particularly on the upper deck, with the panoramic window at the rear offering an excellent view for passengers.

Despite only having driven the bus during training to familiarise himself with the vehicle and for a day in service,  Arriva London driver Mohammad was full of praise for his new charge.

“They’re very nice, I really like it. It’s very smooth, the braking is nice, the windscreen and mirrors are big and it’s hybrid and environmentally friendly, I feel great to be part of it.”

There are currently five buses on the route, but there will be a total of nineteen introduced over the next few weeks. Once you have taken a ride on the new bus, please let us know your thoughts.

To see more images, please visit our Facebook page.

 

  
  

Tags:   News
Published : Thu 10th Dec. 2015
Related archived articles
Published : Thu 16th Nov. 2017 - Fri 12th Jan. 2018
 
Arriva London’s Grays garage double-decker bus visits Newbury Park Primary School

Going to school is something we all had to do, but going to school with a red London double-decker bus, and letting four classes from year one come on board to ask questions about the bus, is a privilege we experienced this week at Newbury Park Primary School in North East London.

Arriva London retains route W6 and introduces nine new buses

Last June, Arriva London was delighted to have been re-awarded the TfL contract to run route W6 (Edmonton Green – Southgate Station) for a further five years, starting in January 2018 with brand new buses.

Arriva Payroll Givers meet representatives of the charities they support on #GivingTuesday

As the festive season approaches, we all look forward to the good-will of giving and receiving, and this was truly illustrated last week when members of our staff made a tour of London, on our open top bus, to meet representatives of some of their charities they give to through their Payroll Giving and celebrate #GivingTuesday.

Arriva London celebrates at the National Payroll Giving Excellence Awards

Arriva London scooped three awards at the National Payroll Giving Excellence Awards held in November.

Three great wins for us at the prestigious UK Bus Awards

 

Arriva London collected three prestigious awards at the UK Bus Awards held at the historic Troxy cinema venue in Limehouse, East London.

Payroll Giving Arriva London staff celebrate in the 2017 Lord Mayor’s Show

This year’s Lord Mayor’s Show, on 11th November, was an amazing cause for celebration, not only to welcome in the new Lord Mayor, but also to celebrate another year of Platinum giving by our wonderfully generous Payroll Givers.

 

Please wait...

 

.Delivered by CSN MCL / All content copyright © 2007 - 2018 original copyright holders, except where individually stated. All rights reserved. E&OE.