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R, S, T, V, W, X, Y, 52 & 03 have now started to be withdrawn.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.