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Tuesday 21 June 2011 12.11pm
Well now it looks like all the Single deckers have finally gone off the 78 route from this week and good riddance too. I haven't seen one since last friday.
These ancient rattling buses were far noisier to residents on the route(I am one such) and always banging around on speed bumps compared the new smooth riding Double Deckers.
Wednesday 22 June 2011 12.28am
I have asked TfL to keep you appraised of the outcome of the investigations.

I know this is off topic, but does no one use the proper words for anything these days? You'd think the Mayor would know the difference between appraised and apprised

That's the second time in a day I have seen that - the first was in Hansard!
Wednesday 20 July 2011 12.49pm
TfL launches consultation on changes to 78 route in Nunhead:

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Wednesday 28 December 2011 11.09pm
Bel Ludovic wrote:
I really don't understand this. The 38 route has just got new buses - at least not longer than a year or so ago. It was the first route to get new buses to replace the bendies that Boris promised to have withdrawn.
I thought we were living in an age of austerity! So where has the money come from to ply the 38 bus route with even newer vehicles that it blatently doesn't need?

Is this the reason why public transport tickets go up every year? Because London's 'flagship' bus routes - of which 38 is one - can't possibly go without having new buses every few years?

The 38 had two types of new double deckers, the Dennis Trident Enviro400 (like the ones on the 345 and 453) and the VDL DB300 Wright Pulsar (like the ones on the 29 and 38).

When more Pulsars arrived the plan was to put them on the 78, but the company decided that the 38 should have only one type of bus. As a result, the new Pulsars joined the other Pulsars on the 38 whilst the Enviro400 double deckers transfered over from the 38 to double deck the 78.

It is very common for bus companies to keep putting new buses on a particular route so that the older ones go to another route. In January, the 188 are getting some hybrids to replace 7 year old buses. The 7 year old buses will replace 10 year old buses on the 157 in Surrey.
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