Abellio commences operation of Routes 68 and N68

Abellio commences operation of Routes 68 and N68

On Saturday 31st March, Abellio's Walworth depot commenced operation of the new Transport for London contract for routes 68 and N68. The new contract was won under tender and will operate for the next 5 years.

 

Route 68 runs between West Norwood and Euston using New Routemaster vehicles.  The night service, Route N68 is also now operated by Abellio using diesel/electric hybrid double deck buses.

 

The business has been preparing for the introduction of the route for a number of months and the depot team worked through the night on Friday 30th March to get the buses ready for service.  The vehicles for the route transferred from the previous operator late on Friday night, giving the depot only a few hours to ensure they were all updated to Abellio requirements and made ready for service.