The Anonymous Widower

London’s New 733 Bus Route

London has a new 733 bus route, that runs between Moorgate and Oval stations.

Transport for London do seem to have rounded up some better quality buses, to double for the Northern Line during the close at Bank station.

January 18, 2022 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , , , ,

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  1. It’s always good fun to see where one of your posts leads.
    The 733 route is run out of the Lea Bridge Interchange Garage that I had some ever so brief connection to back in 2011 just after the first hydrogen trials were set up to operate from there. Back then it was run by First Group, today by Tower Transit, the subsidiary of an Australian transport group that in 1989 was founded with the purchase of the Kangaroo Island SeaLink business. Kelsian the owner of Tower Transit also runs buses in Singapore and is the largest public transport operator in Australia.
    According to the London Bus Routes Wiki the route 733 buses are based on the Volvo B5LH 10.6m chassis with a Wrightbus Eclipse Gemini 3 body and fitted with a parallel hybrid drive using an automated dual clutch transmission designed by Volvo, which in principle makes them similar to the HybridFLEX drive being promoted by MTU for UK dmus and potentially for the Class 197.
    It’s a pity that the original RV1 hydrogen buses are no longer running from Lea Bridge otherwise you could have made a direct comparison of them. As it is the new hydrogen Wrightbuses are operating across London on the 245 and 7 routes out of East Acton.

    Comment by fammorris | January 18, 2022 | Reply

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