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#AYearOfBuses 312: South Croydon – Norwood Junction

#AYearOfBuses 312: South Croydon – Norwood Junction

It’s day 312 on #AYearOfBuses, and following on from yesterday, we’re staying in London – but heading a little further south!

Arriva London South’s route 312 wears the badge of honour of being London’s first bus route to be operated exclusively by fully-electric buses.

Late in 2015, a small fleet of seven single deck Optare Metrocity EVs joined Arriva’s Croydon Garage for the 312, combining with two existing buses to create a nine-strong allocation. Though nowadays in practice, diesel substitutions are more than common on the 312!

With thanks to Mark Lyons for today’s info and pic!

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Matt Harrison

Matt Harrison MCIM is a communications and marketing expert with over 12 years' experience, specialising in public transport. As Founder of Transport Designed, Matt is on a mission to celebrate and work with the most forward-thinking and innovative transport brands on the planet.

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