The start of the withdrawal of Arriva London’s DLA fleet has commenced.
The early examples those that start with the following registrations:
R, S, T, V, W, X, Y, 52 & 03 have now started to be withdrawn.
Many of these have been cascaded elsewhere to other Arriva bus operations outside of London following a refurbishment and repaint.
Whilst others have been converted to driver training vehicles, sold or scrapped.
There are now just a handful of these ‘elderly’ vehicles left but due to strict Euro emissions and Transport for London’s contract regulations these won’t last for much longer in passenger service.
Arriva operated these vehicles both in South and North London. Many also operated in around central London.
Photos of these vehicles in service across the greater London area have been captured below: