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London Buses route 141

HistoryEdit

The route was retained by Arriva London with a contract awarded in May 2005.[1]

Route 141 was the first route to be served by hybrid electric double-decker buses, with the first one entering service in March 2007.[2]

A bus operating on route 141 was involved in an accident near Monument station on 24 February 2010. Eleven people including the driver were injured when the bus crashed into a set of railings and narrowly avoided falling down the steps into the station.[3][4]

Upon being re-tendered, route 141 was retained by Arriva London with a new contract commencing on 12 January 2013.[5] In August 2014, a bus on the route was used to test technology that displays seat availability on a screen at the base of the stairs. [6][7][8]

Current routeEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bus tender results Route 141 Transport for London 9 May 2005
  2. ^ Hybrid double-decker bus launched BBC News 16 March 2007
  3. ^ Eleven hospitalised in central London double-decker bus crash Archived 29 March 2010 at the Wayback Machine London Evening Standard 24 February 2010
  4. ^ Eleven people taken to hospital as bus crashes yards from London Tube station Daily Mail 24 February 2010
  5. ^ Tender News BusTalk (Go-Ahead London) issue 16 June 2012
  6. ^ Worth, Dan (6 August 2014). "TfL will trial bus WiFi and digital seat data displays". V3. Retrieved 10 August 2014.
  7. ^ Martin, Chris (7 August 2014). "Tfl trials free Wi-Fi on buses in London alongside other new technology". TechAdvisor. Retrieved 10 August 2014.
  8. ^ Hinks, Jamie (6 August 2014). "Free public Wi-Fi arrives on London buses". IT Pro Portal. Retrieved 10 August 2014.
  9. ^ Route 141 Map Transport for London

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