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Date added to site:26/10/18
|Details: Having used several (hired?) Ford Transit high-roof vans as crew ferry vehicles recently, London Sovereign then obtained a couple of Ford Kugas. This seems to be a case of one extreme to another in terms of suitability for crew ferry use, although I'm sure the drivers aren't complaining! Two cars have been noted at Edgware, both in unmarked grey livery. The pair were seen passing through the bus station together on 9th October 2018. Note the Wright Streetdeck bus on route 340 parked behind. This route runs from Harrow to Edgware, not a huge distance and with bus garages near each terminus. However, it is tendered to Arriva so they ran it from Garston, requiring lengthy crew ferry runs. With the run-down and closure of Garston, the 340 was transferred to the next nearest Arriva London garage, which was Palmers Green! I reckon this makes the crew ferry runs (and dead bus runs) at least twice the distance of the route itself. Edit: Just checked it. According to londonbusroutes.net, the 340 is 6 miles long, while the AA reckons Palmers Green to Edgware is between 9 and 10 miles, depending on the route taken.|
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