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Thursday 5 December 2013 1.29pm
Route 148 - February 2014:

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Thursday 5 December 2013 2.24pm
Thanks for the update James. Was there any info from TfL as to the hours the rear door would be open? The most recent routes converted seem very restricted in hours the rear doors are open and don't seem to operate open platforms much at weekends, if at all.
Sunday 29 December 2013 4.38pm
February 15 is the planned date for the changeover on the 148

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Sunday 29 December 2013 10.35pm
Found this on the internet tonight - another Central London/East London route converting in the new year

Route 8/N8 re-awarded to Stagecoach London with New Routemaster vehicles, PVR 30. Start date 28 June 2014
Monday 13 January 2014 1.58pm
For all the Boris Bus' supposed benefits, it looks like from this twitter exchange that when it is introduced on the 148 it will be in "One Person Operation" (OPO), i.e. the rear door will be left closed during running and only open at stops. Sort of defeats the object I would have thought?
Monday 3 February 2014 9.04am
I am a supporter of squatting that does not displace allocated occupiers [already protected in law], but feel that the issue of the criminalisation of squatting needs clarifying.

As above, displacing intended or actual but absent occupiers is a criminal act, as is the commission of criminal damage in securing access to a potential squat.

Traditionally, the attitude of the local police to squatting was the major determinant of arrest probability, including cases where the police would themselves carry out an act of vandalism on a property due to be squatted, in order to be able to frame and prosecute potential squatters.

So, in effect, the additional legislation extends existing legal powers in cases where there is no inference of damage or displacement of actual or potential occupiers, which would criminalise 'peaceable' squatters whose neighbours simply want rid of...
Wednesday 12 February 2014 10.42pm
Apparently the New Buses for London introduced on route 148, that travels through SE1, will not have a conductor on board, and will therefore keep their doors shut when travelling between stops.

This is outrageous, given that the whole point of these expensive new machines (354,500 per unit) was that they reintroduced the great hop on- hop off experience to travellers.

What a shame...
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