With the fitting programme coming to an end, I wondered if there are buses out there that were not fitted. (last two garages on the installations thread are WH and KX)
Please include observations of service buses not fitted
Possible reasons could be transfers to a garage already done; bus was away for major repair or refurbishment at the time; was expected to be withdrawn by now, but is still working etc.
I know Putney's three trial B9 volvos VE1-VE3 didn't have I-bus a few weeks ago, but everything else at Putney was done months ago
This seems to suggest the B9s won't be there long, otherwise more EVLs could've been loaned to AF for ibus installment of the three VEs. How does the driver communicate with Code Red and the bus depot, is it still the old radio system? If so, doesn't that affect the running of the ibus service?
Also says that countdown signs are now driven by the I-bus system. So presumably the little sensor boxes on poles along the roadside are now disconnected.
It appears Centrecomm now now give passenger comunication (presumably announcements) it actually says "CentreComm - London Buses' 24/7 Command and Control Centre - can communicate directly with passengers if a route or area is affected by a serious incident or may be subject to major delays " Personally I've never heard one, even when Kingston Bridge was closed last Saturday no announcements were played to passengers (I was with my daughter returning from cinema in Kingston so was on a bus at 5:15-5:30pm) if that wasn't a major incident with 6 mile diversions via Richmond Bridge I don't know what is.
The precise location of every bus is now known and action could (doesn't say will be) if there are problems. extract "Bus controllers know at a glance the precise location of every bus on a particular route, and are able to take action to maintain a good service if there are any problems"