Route 11 to have iconic vehicles from September
Bus route 11, running to and from Fulham Broadway, is to become the second route in the capital to be served entirely by iconic New Bus for London vehicles.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson has announced that route 11 will convert to run with the new buses on Saturday September 21.
During peak hours 25 of the new buses will be in passenger service to carry the 23,000 people who travel on the route each day.
Route 11 is operated by Go Ahead and runs from Liverpool Street Station to Fulham Broadway, via Bank, Mansion House, St Paul's, Ludgate Circus, Fleet Street, Aldwych, Trafalgar Square, Westminster, Victoria, Sloane Square and Chelsea.
The Mayor says: " I am very pleased that we can announce that route 11 will be next to be served by these beautiful, bespoke, economy-boosting buses.
"They have world-leading environmental credentials and offer an unparalleled passenger experience."
Leon Daniels, Transport for London's Managing Director of Surface Transport, says: "These vehicles form the vanguard of a 600 strong group that will bolster what is already the largest fleet of hybrid buses in Europe.
" The continued roll out of these green and high tech buses is beneficial to both our passengers and to air quality in the capital.
" I look forward to them being an increasingly familiar sight and sealing their place as a transport icon."
TfL says the New Bus for London is the greenest diesel electric hybrid bus in the world.
Route 11 follows route 24, running from Pimlico to Hampstead Heath which will be the first to introduce the new buses from June 22.
When all 600 New Bus for London vehicles are in service in 2016 it will reduce CO2 emissions in the capital by around 20,600 tonnes a year.
June 4, 2013