Two eastern gains for Arriva

Abellio wins Croydon route from Go-Ahead

LOOK IN ON LONDON BY MARK LYONS

Go-Ahead London WVL195 (LX05 EZM), a Wright Eclipse Gemini-bodied Volvo B7TL, operating route 257 in Leytonstone Road. MARK LYONS

Recent tendered service awards have seen Arriva London North gain contracts to operate routes 103 (Chase Cross-Rainham) and 175 (Collier Row-Dagenham) from Stagecoach East London.

Although East London has operated the 175 since the tendering process began, the 103 was awarded to County Bus in September 1990, with operation surrendered to Grey-Green the following year and subsequently to Arriva London North East in September 2000 in line with the restructuring of what is now Arriva’s London business. Retendering in 2005 saw it pass to Stagecoach East London.

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