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Abellio London and Abellio Surrey are bus companies operating services in south and west Greater London, and smaller parts in north London and Surrey.
The AEC Routemaster is a front-engined double-decker bus that was designed by London Transport and built by the Associated Equipment Company (AEC) and Park Royal Vehicles.
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The Aldenham Works, or Aldenham Bus Overhaul Works, was the main London Transport bus overhaul works.
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Arriva London is a bus company operating services in Greater London.
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Articulated buses, popularly called "bendy buses," were introduced to London in October 2001 when six Wright Eclipse Fusion bodied Volvo B7LAs were hired from First Hampshire & Dorset for a trial on route 207 between Shepherds Bush and Uxbridge.
Automatic vehicle location (AVL or ~locating; telelocating in EU) is a means for automatically determining and transmitting the geographic location of a vehicle.
Berkshire (abbreviated Berks, in the 17th century sometimes spelled Barkeshire as it is pronounced) is a county in south east England, west of London and is one of the home counties.
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Buckinghamshire, abbreviated Bucks, is a county in South East England which borders Greater London to the south east, Berkshire to the south, Oxfordshire to the west, Northamptonshire to the north, Bedfordshire to the north east and Hertfordshire to the east.
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CentreComm is Transport for London's emergency control room for London Buses.
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Chinese wall is a business term describing an information barrier within an organization that was erected to prevent exchanges or communication that could lead to conflicts of interest.
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Contactless payment systems are credit cards and debit cards, key fobs, smart cards, or other devices, including smartphones and other mobile devices, that use radio-frequency identification (RFID) or near field communication (NFC, e.g. Samsung Pay, Apple Pay, Google Pay, Fitbit Pay, or any bank mobile application that support Contactless) for making secure payments.
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A credit card is a payment card issued to users (cardholders) to enable the cardholder to pay a merchant for goods and services based on the cardholder's promise to the card issuer to pay them for the amounts so paid plus the other agreed charges.
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A debit card (also known as a bank card, plastic card or check card) is a plastic payment card that can be used instead of cash when making purchases.
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Diesel fuel in general is any liquid fuel used in diesel engines, whose fuel ignition takes place, without any spark, as a result of compression of the inlet air mixture and then injection of fuel.
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East London Transit (ELT) is a part-segregated bus rapid transit, operated as part of the London Buses network.
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East Thames Buses was the trading name of London Buses Limited, an arms length subsidiary of Transport for London.
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Essex is a county in the East of England.
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Freedom Pass is a concessionary travel scheme, which began in 1973, to provide free travel to residents of Greater London, England, who are aged 60 and over (eligibility age increasing by phases to 66 by 2020) or who have a disability.
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Go-Ahead London is the trading name used collectively for the London bus operations of the Go-Ahead Group.
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The Government of the United Kingdom, formally referred to as Her Majesty's Government, is the central government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Greater London is a region of England which forms the administrative boundaries of London, as well as a county for the purposes of the lieutenancies.
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The Greater London Authority Act 1999 (c. 29) is the Act of Parliament that established the Greater London Authority, the London Assembly and the Mayor of London.
Henry Charles Beck (4 June 1902 – 18 September 1974), known as Harry Beck, was an English technical draughtsman best known for creating the present London Underground Tube map in 1931.
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HCT Group is a social enterprise providing transport services and community services in Bristol, Guernsey, Jersey, London and Yorkshire.
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Hertfordshire (often abbreviated Herts) is a county in southern England, bordered by Bedfordshire to the north, Cambridgeshire to the north-east, Essex to the east, Buckinghamshire to the west and Greater London to the south.
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A hybrid electric bus combines a conventional internal combustion engine propulsion system with an electric propulsion system.
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The iBus is an Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) system to improve London's buses using technology installed by Siemens AG.
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Information design is the practice of presenting information in a way that fosters efficient and effective understanding of it.
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Kent is a county in South East England and one of the home counties.
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Every garage operating services that form part of the London bus network is given an official London bus garage code.
This is a list of Transport for London (TfL) contracted bus routes in London, England, as well as commercial services that enter the Greater London area (except coaches).
London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.
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London Regional Transport (LRT) was the organisation responsible for the public transport network in Greater London, England between 1984 and 2000.
London Sovereign is a bus company in North London.
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London United is a bus company operating mostly in west and south-west Greater London.
There are 2,922 hybrid buses, 73 electric buses, and ten hydrogen buses currently operating in London, out of a total bus fleet of 9,549.
The Mayor of London is the head of the executive body of the Greater London Authority.
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Metroline is a bus company operating services in north and west Greater London.
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The New Routemaster, originally referred to as the New Bus for London, is a hybrid diesel-electric double-decker bus operated in London.
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The Oyster card is a form of electronic ticket used on public transport in Greater London in the United Kingdom. It is promoted by Transport for London and is valid on travel modes across London including London Underground, London Buses, the Docklands Light Railway (DLR), London Overground, Tramlink, some river boat services, and most National Rail services within the London fare zones. Since its introduction in June 2003, more than 86 million cards have been used. A standard Oyster card is a blue credit-card-sized stored-value contactless smartcard that can hold single tickets, period tickets and travel permits, which must be added to the card before travel. Passengers touch it on an electronic reader when entering and leaving the transport system in order to validate it or deduct funds. Cards may be "topped-up" by recurring payment authority, by online purchase, at credit card terminals or by cash, the last two methods at stations or ticket offices. The card is designed to reduce the number of transactions at ticket offices and the number of paper tickets. Usage is encouraged by offering substantially cheaper fares than with cash though the acceptance of cash is being phased out. On London buses, cash is no longer accepted. The card was first issued to the public on 30 June 2003, with a limited range of features and there continues to be a phased introduction of further functions. By June 2012, over 43 million Oyster cards had been issued and more than 80% of all journeys on public transport in London were made using the card. Since 2014, the use of Oyster cards has been supplemented by contactless credit and debit cards as part of TfL's "Future Ticketing Programme". TfL was the first public transport provider in the world to accept payment by contactless bank cards, and the widespread adoption of contactless in London has been credited to this. TfL is now one of Europe's largest contactless merchants, with around 1 in 10 contactless transactions in the UK taking place on the TfL network.
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The Portable Document Format (PDF) is a file format developed in the 1990s to present documents, including text formatting and images, in a manner independent of application software, hardware, and operating systems.
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The privatisation of London bus services was the process of the transfer of operation of London Buses from public bodies to private companies.
Quality Line is a bus company based in Epsom and is part of bus operator RATP Dev London.
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A request for tenders (RFT) is a formal, structured invitation to suppliers to submit a bid to supply products or services.
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A spider map is a schematic diagram of bus services serving a particular locality, as used by Transport for London since 2002.
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Stagecoach London is a bus operator in London.
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Sullivan Buses is a bus company based in South Mimms, Hertfordshire, England.
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Surrey is a county in South East England, and one of the home counties.
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Tower Transit is a Transport for London-contracted bus operator operating mainly in west and east London.
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A traffic collision, also called a motor vehicle collision (MVC) among other terms, occurs when a vehicle collides with another vehicle, pedestrian, animal, road debris, or other stationary obstruction, such as a tree, pole or building.
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Transport for London (TfL) is a local government body responsible for the transport system in Greater London, England.
The Travelcard is an inter-modal travel ticket for unlimited use on the London Underground, London Overground, TfL Rail, Docklands Light Railway, Tramlink, London Buses and National Rail services in the Greater London area.
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The Tube map is a schematic transport map of the lines, stations and services of the London Underground, known colloquially as "the Tube", hence the map's name.
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Uno (formerly UniversityBus) is an English bus service operated by the University of Hertfordshire, serving members of the general public, and also its own students and staff.
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