2021 has seen the introduction on route 7 of the first double deck hydrogen fuel cell (HFC) electric buses in London. Single deck HFC buses ran successfully on route RV1 for 10 years until the route was withdrawn in 2019. Other routes converted to electric buses in 2021 are using Optare Metro-Deckers and BYD/Alexander-Dennis Enviro400EV's, a large number of Enviro400EV's have been ordered by RATP-DEV for their London United and London Sovereign companies, delivery started in July but the buses are not expected to enter service until the autumn. The following routes are featured on this DVD.
Route 7: East Acton - Oxford Circus. Wrightbus Streetdeck FCEV Gemini 3 double deck HFC buses were introduced on this route on the 12th May 2021, these buses are now known as the Wrightbus Streetdeck Hydroliner. The route is operated by Metroline from their Perivale (East) garage.
Route 23: Westbourne Park - Hammersmith. Optare MetroDecker MD1050EV Buses were introduced on the 23 between December 2020 and June 2021. The route is operated by Tower Transit from their Westbourne Park garage.
Route 69: Canning Town - Walthamstow. The 69 is operated by Stagecoach London from their new depot in Henley Road, North Woolwich. BYD/Alexander-Dennis Enviro400EV buses are used on this route.
Route 70: Chiswick Business Park - South Kensington. Operated by RATP-DEV/London United from their Shepherd's Bush garage BYD/Alexander-Dennis Enviro200EV buses were introduced in August 2018.
Route 173: Beckton - King George Hospital. Goodmayes. Stagecoach London introduced BYD/Alexander-Dennis Enviro400EV battery electric buses on the 173 from their Barking garage on 1st March 2021.
Route 174: Harold Hill - Dagenham Marsh Way. CEME Campus. Stagecoach London introduced BYD/Alexander-Dennis Enviro400EV buses on this route in January 2021, the route is operated by Stagecoach Rainham garage.
Route 200: Raynes Park - Mitcham. The 200 is operated by Go-Ahead London from their Merton garage, Optare MetroDecker MD1050EV buses were introduced on the route in June 2021.
Bonus Track: An earlier generation of electric buses ran in London from 1931 - 1962, London trolleybuses can be seen in action at the East Anglia Transport Museum in 2016.
Subtitles, no commentary, enjoy the sights & sounds of electric buses in London.
Produced by - Bob Hodges Transport DVD's
Running time - 67 Minutes
Format - 16:9 Widescreen PAL (UK)
Released - September 2021