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RAIL REPLACEMENT SERVICES
Piccadilly/ District: 11/12 July Rayners Lane & Acton Town by AtS (incl. ONs and E400s from AY and GR) and Metroline.
Piccadilly/ Metropolitan: 15/16Aug Uxbridge & South Harrow by AtS (Olympians and Tridents), Sullivan (NVs and a Trident) and Metroline (d/ds).
District: 18/19July Aldgate & Barking with numerous d/ds from Blue Triangle (incl. NVs), London Central (incl. PVL trainers), Arriva and Travel London. 01Aug Whitechapel & Barking by Arriva London and Metroline. 15/16Aug Whitechapel & Barking again, but this time Go-Ahead buses, also running Whitechapel & Stratford. On 15th more than fifty buses were noted from the AVL, NV, PVL, WVL fleets and WDL 1. On both days two Wilts & Dorset Scania d/ds joined in, plus a London General DOEs from Sutton on 16th. 29/30/31 Aug Barking & Dagenham East by First Tridents, Barking & Upminster by Go-Ahead using London General PVLs/WVLs, Blue Triangle NVs and TPL925, Docklands SOs. On 5/6 Sept Barking & Whitechapel by Arriva and Metroline. 15/16 and 22/23Aug Putney Bridge & Wimbledon by Transdev and Metroline d/ds, as well as several coaches from Epsom Coaches on the non-stop variation..
Bakerloo/Overground: On 16th July a major power failure near Kenton caused an emergency bus service by Sullivan between Harrow & Wealdstone and Stonebridge Park, using numerous d/ds and a Dart or two.
Jubilee: 18/19July, 26July, 16Aug, 30/31Aug Stanmore & Wembley Park by Metroline. 18/19, 26 July Wembley Park & Finchley Road by Sullivan and Metroline. 25July, 01/02Aug, 22/23Aug, 06Sept Stanmore & Stonebridge Park by Arriva London and Metroline. 25July and 01/02Aug Wembley Park & Baker Street by Sullivan and Metroline. 08Aug North Greenwich & Stratford by First and Metroline. 16 and 22/23Aug Wembley Park & Finchley Road by Sullivan and Metroline. 31Aug Finchley Road & Wembley Park with Sullivan (Tridents, NVs), Ensign Bus (Olympians) and Travel London (Tridents). 15Aug Service E: Bank & Canada Water and F: North Greenwich & Stratford. The F was all single-deck from First London, assisted by First Essex (67001), LBC (DN183) and Sullivan (DP17).
Metropolitan: 18/19July Harrow & Rickmansworth by Arriva the Shires and Metroline. 25July, 01/02Aug, 22/23Aug, 06Sept Harrow & Wembley Park (jnys to Stonebridge Park) by AtS. 29/30/31Aug Chesham/ Watford & Northwood by AtS using numerous Olympians, Tridents and Scania s/ds, plus London’s DLA 13 thrown in for good measure and assisted by Metroline on 29 & 31Aug. The Northwood- Moor Park shuttle was, as usual, with one Dart. 06Sept Harrow & Wembley Park by Arriva the Shires and Metroline.
Victoria: 11July, 18 July Victoria & Brixton by Red Arrow MALs and Metrobus Scania d/ds. 18/19 and 25/26July Walthamstow & Finsbury Park by Arriva London and Metroline. 08Aug Walthamstow & Seven Sisters by Arriva London and Metroline. On 15/16Aug: Finsbury Park & Walthamstow and B: Victoria & Brixton Noted on 15th on the A were Arriva London (15 x DLA/DLP and three MAs), helped by Arriva SC (E200 4004), Metroline and Sullivan (three d/ds each). On the B on 15th it was worked by Go-Ahead MALs and Metrobus Scania d/ds.
Northern: 06Sept Finchley Central & High Barnet by Sullivan and Metroline.
Overground: 18/19July Gunnersbury & Gospel Oak all single-deck by Go-Ahead (LC/LG/Metrobus/ Blue Triangle), whilst Willesden Junction & Clapham Junction was also all single-deck, but using brand new London United E200s on their first days in service! On 15/16Aug Gospel Oak & Barking with Darts from First London, London Bus Co and Network Colchester Darts. 29/30/31Aug Stratford & Hampstead Heath by First and Metroline,
DLR: Various sections on 15/16Aug and 5/6 Sept by Darts from Ensignbus and Metroline, helped by Carousel (one Citaro) and Sullivan (one Dart).
First Capital Connect: 15/16Aug Blackfriars & Herne Hill / London by First London d/ds.
Southern: 18/19July Sutton & Norwood Junction by London General and Metrobus d/ds. 31Aug Norwood Junction & Sutton or Epsom Downs by lots of London General PVLs and WVLs as well as EVL 40 (perhaps a last appearance of the type?).
South Eastern: The line between Folkestone Central and Dover Priory is closed from 25th July to 31st August so that work can be carried out in the three tunnels to enable the new High Speed trains to reach Dover. London Central are contributing to the substantial replacement bus service. Their buses stayed overnight locally.
SWT: 11/12July Twickenham & Shepperton by Stagecoach South (ONs and Tridents) and ATBus. 15Aug and 23Aug Barnes & Kew Bridge by ATBus (Metrobuses and Olympians).
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