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|Details: Two of Go-Ahead London's large fleet of Mercedes Vito minibuses were photographed at Canning Town Bus Station on 6th May 2021. RX67OLO was new in 2017 and based at River Road while RF19UZL arrived in 2019 and worked from Silvertown. Go-Ahead opened a new bus 'garage' at Henley Road (North Woolwich) in May 2021, this being a mere stone's throw from the existing Silvertown premises. The reason for the new garage was to operate the electric buses on newly-won route 69 and also to eventually take up some of the allocation from River Road Garage, which has had to give up part of its yard space. The Silvertown garage was not suitable as it is rather cramped with no prospect for expansion. It is quite likely that one of these minibuses was in fact operating from Henley Road, though there is no way of telling which.|
I could also mention the fleetnumbering scheme started by Go-Ahead London in early 2021. This will see letter-prefixed fleetnumbers assigned to service vehicles, with reports so far of ES (engineering support) and FV (ferry vehicle) prefixes. The process seems to be taking some time, with only a handful done so far. Having said that, I did receive a report that RF19UZL had become FV21 by 5th of May, though the number is not visible in the photo above. Perhaps it is only on the offside, or on one of the window labels.
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