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Ray Monk
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8691T LN68JRU

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Acton Works

Date added to site
26/10/2018

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Details: Anyone who has peered into the Acton Works car park from Bollo Lane will appreciate how difficult it is to see the vehicles clearly let alone photograph them. There are two fences in between, and a lot of vegetation. Ray has produced some excellent images over the past few years, allowing us to show topical views such as this one, taken on 15th September 2018. Present on that day were two Toyota Yaris cars in the white/blue/lilac livery of TfL Taxi - Private Hire. These are no doubt to replace the similar cars leased in 2014, although there were three of them (one each at Eltham, Kingston and Wembley). The new cars differ in having Compliance Enforcement lettering on the second doors, the earlier cars had this lettering on the rear only. More interestingly (to me at least!), the new cars have fleetnumbers (8691T here and 8690T on the left), which the earlier cars did not. I was once told that the reason that some service vehicles are not numbered is because of the type of role they are used for. However, there do seem to have been numerous cases where un-numbered vehicles have been directly replaced by numbered ones (and sometimes vice versa). Are they just making it up as they go along, or does anyone out there know the real reason....? By the way, later in the month 8691T was seen at Wembley and 8690T made it to Eltham. So Kingston will be the place to watch for a possible third new car.

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RayOnly the Eltham car had lettering on the rear. The other two had it on the doors as shown hereFri 26/10/2018, 18:41