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SECTION 2: PART A 
 
SERVICE SPECIFICATION FOR ROUTE Nos. 73 & N73 
 
 
 CONTENTS 
Page 
 
  1. 
Tenders Required 

  2. 
Proposed Changes 
2   
  3. 
Terminals 
3   
  4. 
Days of Operation 
4   
  5. 
Vehicle Type 

  6. 
Frequencies 
6   
  7. 
Minimum Performance Standards 
13   
  8. 
Running Times 
14   
  9. 
Layovers 
14   
10. Timing 
Constraints 
15  
11. Control 
Strategy 
15 
12. Operational 
Considerations 
16  
13. Stopping 
Arrangements 
16  
14. 
Timing Points and Mileages 
17 
15. Vehicle 
Livery 
17  
16. 
Stands and Blinds 
18 
 
 
Appendices 
 
  A. 
Route Record 
19   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
_______________________________________________________________________ 
This document should be read in conjunction with the Corporation’s Guide for 
Tenderers (Part A: Explanatory Notes - Service Requirements). Where appropriate, 
reference is made to the relevant section.
 

Service Specification for Route Nos. 73 & N73 - 01/03/2010 
 
1. TENDERS 
REQUIRED 
 
This document describes the service for which the Corporation requires Tenders and 
Tenderers must submit a fully compliant bid. In addition, Tenderers may wish to draw 
upon their local knowledge to submit alternative bids which offer improved value for 
money in meeting passenger needs. These might incorporate, for example, different 
timings, frequencies, route structures and / or vehicles. The Corporation will welcome 
such bids and give them careful consideration.  
 
For more information, please refer to Section 2.1 of Part A of the Guide for Tenderers. 
 
2. PROPOSED 
CHANGES 
 
At this time, the Corporation expects to implement a change to the existing service prior 
to the commencement of the new Route Agreement for Route Nos. 73 & N73.  
 
• Since 
16th January 2010, Route Nos. 73 & N73 have been temporarily withdrawn 
between Oxford Circus, Holles Street and Tottenham Court Road due to the closure 
of one lane in Oxford Street (in the eastbound direction) between Tottenham Court 
Road and Newman Street. Works are expected to continue until November 2010 so 
this should not affect the new contract. Towards Victoria Bus Station, buses are 
diverted from Oxford Street via Regent Street, Langham Place, Portland Place, 
Devonshire Street, Great Portland Street, Albany Street, Osnaburgh Terrace, 
Osnaburgh Street and Euston Road to re-join line of routeing. Buses operating 
towards Stoke Newington Common are unaffected.  
• From 
20th March 2010, in order to improve the day/night interface and to provide 
a more frequent service, ex Victoria Bus Station, 0048 and 0055 departures are 
re-timed to 0050 and 0110 respectively. Ex Stoke Newington Common, 2400 
departure is re-timed to 0010. Therefore, between Route Nos. 73 & N73, ex 
Victoria Bus Station, services will depart every 7-8 minutes until 0040 (73), 0050 
(73), 0100 (N73), 0110 (73) and 0130 (N73) on weeknights and an additional 
departure at 0016 (N73) on weekend nights. Ex Stoke Newington, services will 
depart every 7-8 minutes until 2352 (73), 0001 (N73), 0010 (73) and 0031 (N73) 
on weeknights and an additional departure at 0016 on weekend nights.  
 
Tenderers should note that the following alterations (subject to consultation) are 
proposed as part of this Service Specification for introduction with the new Route 
Agreement: 
 
•  Double deck, dual door, 87 capacity vehicles are specified on Route Nos. 73 & N73, 
subject to a satisfactory route test. 
•  Route No. 73 is re-structured to operate between Victoria Bus Station and Stoke 
Newington Common at all times. The section between Stoke Newington Common 
and Seven Sisters Station is withdrawn.  
•  Mondays to Fridays AM peak frequencies are increased from every 3-4 minutes (17 
buses per hour) to every 3-4 minutes (18 buses per hour). 
•  Ex Victoria Bus Station, three peak flow journeys are specified during the Mondays 
to Fridays AM peak to provide a frequency of every 2-3 minutes (21 buses per hour) 
between 0800 and 0900. 
 
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2. 
PROPOSED CHANGES - continued 
 
•  Ex Stoke Newington Common, six peak flow journeys are specified during the 
Mondays to Fridays AM peak to provide a frequency of every 2-3 minutes (24 buses 
per hour). The journeys are timed to arrive at Angel Station between 0745 and 0845.  
•  All evening frequencies are increased from every 7-8 minutes (8 buses per hour) to 
every 6 minutes.  
•  Saturday shopping period frequencies are increased from every 6 minutes to every 
5 minutes.  
•  Sunday very early morning frequencies are increased from every 15 minutes to 
every 12 minutes.  
•  Sunday shopping period frequencies are increased from every 7-8 minutes (8 buses 
per hour) to every 6 minutes. 
•  Changes to the traffic day for Route No. 73 in line with demand and to improve the 
day/night interface.  
•  First departures on Saturdays and Sundays are standardised with Mondays to 
Fridays.  
•  Weekend night frequencies on Route No. N73 are increased from every 15 minutes 
to every 12 minutes.  
•  Journeys on Route No. N73 between Tottenham, Swan/Seven Sisters Station and 
Walthamstow Central Station are back projected/extended to Stoke Newington High 
Street, Church Street/Stoke Newington, Brooke Road. 
•  Some journeys on Route No. N73 are either withdrawn or re-timed to remove 
duplication with Route No. 73.  
•  Tenderers must identify the cost of the Nightly element of this service 
separately. 
 
3. TERMINALS 
 
Route No. 73 will operate between Victoria Bus Station and Stoke Newington Common. 
 
Route No. N73 will operate between Victoria Bus Station and Walthamstow Central 
Station.  
 
Full details of the route to be followed, the permitted terminal workings and the available 
stands are shown at Appendix A. Tenderers should particularly note the information 
relating to the shared usage of stands, the taking of meal reliefs and the use of ferry 
vehicles. 
 
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4. 
DAYS OF OPERATION 
 
One timetable must be offered for Route Nos. 73 & N73 which will operate as follows: 
 
DAY OF OPERATION 
 
Mondays to Fridays 
Section 6.1 
Saturdays & Good Friday 
Section 6.2 
Sundays Section 
6.3 
Christmas Day  
No service 
Boxing Day 
Section 6.4 
Other Public Holidays 
Sunday service 
Sunday nights/Monday mornings to Thursday nights/Friday mornings 
Section 6.5 
Friday nights/Saturday mornings to Saturday nights/Sunday mornings 
Section 6.6 
New Year’s Eve night/New Year’s Day morning* 
Friday nights/Saturday 
mornings to Saturday 
nights/Sunday mornings 
service 
New Year’s Eve night/New Year’s Day morning* 
Nightly service 
Christmas Eve night/Christmas Day morning 
No service 
Christmas Day night/Boxing Day morning 
No service 
 
* The New Year’s Eve service level should be regarded as a minimum and any 
frequency increases and/or diversions will be discussed with the successful Tenderer 
on an annual basis. 
 
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5. VEHICLE 
TYPE 
 
Please refer to Section 2.5 of Part A of the Guide for Tenderers. 
 
Route No. 73 is currently approved for articulated vehicles which are a maximum of 18 
metres long and 2.55 metres wide. A formal route test will be required for double deck 
vehicles. This will be arranged with the successful Tenderer.  
 
Route No. N73 is currently approved for vehicles which are a maximum of 10.6 metres 
long and 2.55 metres wide. A formal route test will be required for vehicles which 
exceed these dimensions. This will be arranged with the successful Tenderer.  
 
The service requirement set out in Section 6 assumes that dual door, double deck 
buses with a minimum capacity of 87 of which approximately 60 should be seated, will 
be used on Route Nos. 73 & N73. Luggage space should also be provided. 
 
Tenderers must submit proposals based on new vehicles. These must be of a low floor 
design and be accessible to wheelchairs by means of a powered ramp.  
 
Bids for both conventional diesel powered vehicles and diesel-electric hybrid 
vehicles should be submitted and separate prices for both types are required. 
 
Bids based on a mix of hybrid and conventional vehicles would be welcomed, 
subject to a minimum of 10 hybrid powered vehicles being offered for this 
route (full hybrid operation should be offered for routes with a vehicle 
requirement of less than 10). 
 
Tenderers should refer to the vehicle design (including accessibility) features contained 
in Schedule II to Annex B of the Framework Agreement and Section 2 Part B of the 
Master ITT (Version 2 issued June 2005). 
 
 
Tenderers may also submit bids based on using existing vehicles. Tenderers are 
asked to specify what refurbishment would be carried out on existing buses and the 
expected timescale of those works. See Master ITT (Version 2 issued June 2005). 
 
 
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6. FREQUENCIES 
 
The level of service (e.g. every 15 minutes) required by the Corporation is described in 
terms of the interval between departures. Whilst a completely regular service at the 
specified frequency should be possible at most times, occasionally a bus may be 
timetabled to depart up to five minutes earlier or later than the regular time. 
 
Tenderers should note that when the specified frequency changes (e.g. between the 
peak and midday periods), the scheduled interval between buses should never be 
greater than that provided by the lower of the two frequencies AT ANY POINT ON 
THE ROUTE. 
 
Tenderers should note that unless otherwise stated all journeys should operate 
between the terminal points defined in each direction. 
 
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6.1 
Mondays to Fridays 
 
1. 
Victoria Bus Station to Stoke Newington Common 
 
0505 - 0630   
Every 10 minutes 
0631 - 0655   
Every   8 minutes 
0656 - 0800   
Every   5 minutes 
0801 - 0900   
Every   2-3 minutes (21 buses per hour) 
0901 - 1015   
Every   3-4 minutes (18 buses per hour) 
1016 - 1040   
Every   4 minutes 
1041 - 1555    
Every   5 minutes 
1556 - 2010   
Every   4 minutes  
2011 - 2105   
Every   5 minutes 
2106 - 0115   
Every   6 minutes 
 
First departure from Victoria Bus Station no later than 0510.  
Last departure from Victoria Bus Station no earlier than 0110. 
 
Tenderers should ensure that buses are scheduled to be no more than 5 
minutes apart at Islington, Angel, High Street between 0740 and 0845, no more 
than 3 minutes apart between 0846 and 0945 and no more than 5 minutes apart 
between 1455 and 1655. 
 
2. 
Stoke Newington Common to Victoria Bus Station 
 
 
 
0430 - 0545   
Every 10 minutes 
 
 
0546 - 0600   
Every   8 minutes 
 
 
0601 - 0615    
Every   5 minutes  
 
 
0616 - 0720   
Every   3-4 minutes (18 buses per hour) 
 
 
0721 - 0820   
Every   2-3 minutes (24 buses per hour) 
 
 
0821 - 0920   
Every   3-4 minutes (18 buses per hour) 
 
 
0921 - 1415   
Every   5 minutes 
 
 
1416 - 1715   
Every   4 minutes 
 
 
1716 - 2000   
Every   5 minutes 
 
 
2001 - 0015   
Every   6 minutes 
 
First departure from Stoke Newington Common no later than 0435. 
Last departure from Stoke Newington Common no earlier than 0010. 
 
Tenderers should ensure that buses are scheduled to be no more than 3 
minutes apart at Oxford Circus, Oxford Street between 0715 and 0915 and no 
more than 4 minutes apart between 1510 and 1630. 
 
 
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6.2 
Saturdays & Good Friday 
 
1. 
Victoria Bus Station to Stoke Newington Common 
 
 
 
0505 - 0800   
Every 10 minutes 
0801 - 0830   
Every   6 minutes 
0831 - 2005   
Every   5 minutes 
2006 - 0115   
Every   6 minutes 
 
First departure from Victoria Bus Station no later than 0510. 
Last departure from Victoria Bus Station no earlier than 0110. 
 
Tenderers should ensure that buses are scheduled to be no more than 5 
minutes apart at Islington, Angel, High Street between 0905 and 1105. 
 
2. 
Stoke Newington Common to Victoria Bus Station 
 
0430 - 0715   
Every 10 minutes 
0716 - 0745   
Every   6 minutes 
0746 - 1810   
Every   5 minutes 
1811 - 0015   
Every   6 minutes 
 
First departure from Stoke Newington Common no later than 0435. 
Last departure from Stoke Newington Common no earlier than 0010. 
 
Tenderers should ensure that buses are scheduled to be no more than 5 
minutes apart at Oxford Circus, Oxford Street between 0825 and 1105. 
 
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6.3 Sundays 
 
1. 
Victoria Bus Station to Stoke Newington Common 
 
0505 - 0655   
Every 12 minutes 
0656 - 0915   
Every 10 minutes 
0916 - 0945   
Every   7-8 minutes (8 buses per hour) 
0946 - 0115   
Every   6 minutes 
 
First departure from Victoria Bus Station no later than 0510. 
Last departure from Victoria Bus Station no earlier than 0110. 
 
Tenderers should ensure that buses are scheduled to be no more than 6 
minutes apart at Islington, Angel, High Street between 1020 and 1130. 
 
2. 
Stoke Newington Common to Victoria Bus Station 
 
0430 - 0600   
Every 12 minutes 
0601 - 0750   
Every 10 minutes 
0751 - 0820   
Every   7-8 minutes (8 buses per hour) 
0821 - 0015   
Every   6 minutes 
 
First departure from Stoke Newington Common no later than 0435. 
Last departure from Stoke Newington Common no earlier than 0010. 
 
Tenderers should ensure that buses are scheduled to be no more than 6 
minutes apart at Oxford Circus, Oxford Street between 1050 and 1130. 
 
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6.4 Boxing 
Day 
 
1. 
Victoria Bus Station to Stoke Newington Common 
 
0815 - 0915   
Every 10 minutes 
0916 - 0945   
Every   7-8 minutes (8 buses per hour) 
0946 - 0115   
Every   6 minutes 
 
First departure from Victoria Bus Station no later than 0820. 
Last departure from Victoria Bus Station no earlier than 0110. 
 
Tenderers should ensure that buses are scheduled to be no more than 6 
minutes apart at Islington, Angel, High Street between 1020 and 1130. 
 
2. 
Stoke Newington Common to Victoria Bus Station 
 
0820 - 0015   
Every   6 minutes 
 
First departure from Stoke Newington Common no later than 0825. 
Last departure from Stoke Newington Common no earlier than 0010. 
 
Tenderers should ensure that buses are scheduled to be no more than 6 
minutes apart at Oxford Circus, Oxford Street between 1050 and 1130. 
 
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6.5 
Sunday nights/Monday mornings to Thursday nights/Friday mornings 
 
1. 
Victoria Bus Station to Walthamstow Central Station 
 
0125 - 0505   
Every 30 minutes 
 
First departure from Victoria Bus Station no later than 0130. 
Last departure from Victoria Bus Station no earlier than 0500. 
 
2. 
Stoke Newington High Street, Church Street to Walthamstow Central Station 
 
2340 - 0150   
Every 30 minutes 
 
First departure from Stoke Newington High Street, Church Street no later than 
2345. 
Last departure from Stoke Newington High Street, Church Street no earlier than 
0145. 
 
3. 
Walthamstow Central Station to Victoria Bus Station 
 
0005 - 0415   
Every 30 minutes 
 
First departure from Walthamstow Central Station no later than 0010. 
Last departure from Walthamstow Central Station no earlier than 0410. 
 
4. 
Walthamstow Central Station to Stoke Newington, Brooke Road 
 
0435 - 0615   
Every 30 minutes 
 
First departure from Walthamstow Central Station no later than 0440. 
Last departure from Walthamstow Central Station no earlier than 0610. 
 
 
Tenderers must identify the cost of the Nightly element of this service separately. 
 
 
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6.6 
Friday nights/Saturday mornings to Saturday nights/Sunday mornings 
 
1. 
Victoria Bus Station to Walthamstow Central Station 
 
0115 - 0505   
Every 12 minutes 
 
First departure from Victoria Bus Station no later than 0120. 
Last departure from Victoria Bus Station no earlier than 0500. 
 
2. 
Stoke Newington High Street, Church Street to Walthamstow Central Station 
 
2340 - 0205   
Every 12 minutes 
 
First departure from Stoke Newington High Street, Church Street no later than 
2345. 
Last departure from Stoke Newington High Street, Church Street no earlier than 
0200. 
 
3. 
Stoke Newington High Street, Church Street to Walthamstow Central Station 
 
0610 
  One 
journey 
 
4. 
Walthamstow Central Station to Victoria Bus Station 
 
2355 - 0415   
Every 12 minutes 
 
First departure from Walthamstow Central Station no later than 2400. 
Last departure from Walthamstow Central Station no earlier than 0410. 
 
5. 
Walthamstow Central Station to Stoke Newington, Brooke Road 
 
0415 - 0615   
Every 12 minutes 
 
First departure from Walthamstow Central Station no later than 0420. 
Last departure from Walthamstow Central Station no earlier than 0610. 
 
 
Tenderers must identify the cost of the Nightly element of this service separately. 
 
 
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7. 
MINIMUM PERFORMANCE STANDARDS 
 
Please refer to Section 2.7 of Part A of the Guide for Tenderers. 
 
Tenderers should note that the objective of the Operator of Route No. 73 shall be to 
operate all scheduled mileage and adhere fully  to the published timetable. The 
Operator must use its best endeavours to achieve this. 
 
The minimum standards of acceptable performance for Route No. 73 shall be: 
 
Average Excess Wait Time: 
 
No more than 1.20 minutes 
Minimum Operated Mileage: 
 
No less than   98.00% 
 
The minimum standards of acceptable performance for Route No. N73 shall be: 
 
 
Departing on Time   
 
 
No less than 85.00% 
 
Minimum Operated Mileage 
 
No less than 99.00% 
 
or as notified by the Corporation from time to time. The Operator will be required to 
achieve or better the standards. 
 
It is unlikely that the minimum number of QSI surveys for performance measurement 
will be conducted on Route No. N73 at present. However, this may change at a later 
date. 
 
QSI Thresholds 
 
The QSI threshold is the standard of performance to be achieved by the operator in 
order to qualify for an automatic contract extension (in accordance with Schedule IX of 
the Framework Agreement). 
 
Average Excess Wait Time Threshold = 1.05 minutes 
 
It is unlikely that the minimum number of QSI surveys for Threshold measurement will 
be conducted on Route No. N73 at present. However, this may change at a later date 
when a Threshold figure may be published. 
 
Summary of proposed QSI coverage: Route Nos. 73 & N73 
 
Note: While London Buses undertakes to carry out QSI surveys at the times and 
locations specified below, it may prove impossible to rearrange a survey cancelled or 
nullified at short notice. 
 
Survey locations 
 
 
Towards Stoke Newington Common   
Towards Victoria Bus Station 
 
Victoria      Stoke 
Newington 
 Oxford 
Circus     Islington 
Angel 
 
Euston 
 
 
 
 
 
Euston 
 Islington 
Angel 
    Oxford 
Circus 
 
 
Total scheduled manual QSI surveys per quarter = 128
 
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8. RUNNING 
TIMES 
 
The current timetables for Route Nos. 73 & N73 can be viewed by prospective 
Tenderers on Caesar. Attention is drawn to the variations in running times at different 
times of the day. Please refer to Section 2.8 of Part A of the Guide for Tenderers for 
further information. 
 
Tenderers should carefully check the existing running times to ensure that they are 
appropriate in present traffic conditions. Tenderers should particularly check the existing 
running times for the Saturday afternoon shopping period and the Sunday shopping 
period on Route No. 73.  
 
Tenderers should carefully check the existing running times during Saturday and 
Sunday nights
 on Route No. N73 to ensure that they are appropriate in present traffic 
conditions. 
 
When reviewing existing, and devising new, running times Tenderers should refer to: 
 
•  the minimum performance standards for Route Nos. 73 & N73 in Section 7 above; 
•  the historical performance data provided in Section 1 Part B of the introduction to 
this ITT.  
 
Tenderers should allow for realistic increases in daily running times for operation with 
low-floor, dual door, double-deck buses. As a guide, the Corporation estimates that 
running times should increase by approximately 3% for dual door, double deck buses 
when compared to articulated operation. 
 
Tenderers may consider if school summer holiday schedules, incorporating running 
time reductions, are desirable for this route. In this event, schedules and costs must be 
submitted separately. 
 
9. LAYOVERS 
 
Under normal circumstances, layover time on stands and at bus stations should be 
restricted to that required to provide a reliable service. Longer layovers for any other 
purpose may only be taken with the permission of the Corporation. 
 
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10. TIMING 
CONSTRAINTS 
 
Route No. 73 should interwork with Route No. N73 to form a seamless 24 hour service 
between Victoria Bus Station and Newington Green. 
 
Route No. 73 should be separated from Route No. 476 between Euston Station and 
Stoke Newington Common during all periods, where possible. 
 
Route No. N73 should interwork with Route No. 476 to form a seamless 24 hour service 
between Euston Station and Seven Sisters Station, Tottenham High Road. 
 
Route No. N73 should interwork with Route No. 230 to form a seamless 24 hour service 
between Tottenham, Swan and Walthamstow Central Station. 
 
Tenderers submitting bids should bear this requirement in mind when compiling 
schedules. This requirement will be negotiated with the successful Tenderer for this 
route to ensure that optimal interworking/separation is delivered within its schedules. 
 
11. CONTROL 
STRATEGY 
 
Route Nos. 73 & N73 can suffer from the effects of traffic congestion, making some 
form of route control essential in order to achieve or better the minimum performance 
standards for this route. 
 
Tenderers should submit proposals on the control strategy they intend to adopt and 
the type of control they would intend to use by completing the form provided in 
Section 3: Part 7 of this ITT. The cost of this control should be included within the 
main Tender price. 
 
Tenderers should also indicate how they intend to facilitate driver changeovers and 
meal reliefs for this route.  
 
Further information is provided in Section 2.11 of Part A of the Guide for Tenderers. 
 
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12. OPERATIONAL 
CONSIDERATIONS 
 
Tenderers should note the following operating considerations affecting Route Nos. 73 & 
N73: 
 
•  Route No. 73 can suffer from major disruption in the Tottenham area during home 
matches of Tottenham Football Club. 
•  Route No. 73 can suffer from unpredictable traffic delays throughout the route at all 
times, particularly during peak periods. 
•  There is limited stand space at Victoria Station. 
•  TfL is committed to reduce bus flows by 10% on Oxford Street in 2010.  
 
Tenderers should also note the following factors/events which may have an impact on 
Route Nos. 73 & N73 in the foreseeable future: 
 
•  The re-building of the Victoria Line Station has commenced. Works are likely to 
last until the end of 2015. During this period routeings and stopping and standing 
arrangements in the area may be subject to change. Any such changes will be 
discussed with the successful Tenderer as appropriate. 
•  Ongoing LUL and Crossrail works at Tottenham Court Road are being carried out 
that will involve various closures and diversions around St. Giles Circus that will 
affect operation to varying degrees over the life of the contract until forecast 
completion in 2017.  
•  Crossrail will connect the City, Canary Wharf, the West End and Heathrow Airport to 
commuter areas east and west of the capital. Major construction of the railway will 
begin in 2010, with services commencing in 2017. The construction impacts of 
Crossrail could affect Route Nos. 73 & N73 and it is anticipated that some 
passenger demand for Route Nos. 73 & N73 would shift to this line when it opens. 
Route Nos. 73 & N73 will be reviewed closer to the opening date.  
 
The above factors have been included to assist Tenderers and represents the 
information currently available to the Corporation. Tenderers should make their own 
enquiries about events which may impact upon the route and should form their own 
views about their likely effect upon it. 
 
13. STOPPING 
ARRANGEMENTS 
 
Buses operating on Route Nos. 73 & N73 must serve all stops on the line of route 
designated for the route.  
 
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14. 
TIMING POINTS & MILEAGES 
 
 
Timing Points 
The required timing points (and codes) are shown in Caesar. 
 
Mileages for Route Nos. 73 & N73 
 
Victoria Bus Station to Stoke Newington Common 
 
 
 
  8.5 miles 
Stoke Newington Common to Victoria Bus Station 
 
 
 
  8.4 miles 
Victoria Bus Station to Walthamstow 
Central 
Station 
   13.3 
miles 
Walthamstow Central Station to Victoria 
Bus 
Station 
   13.4 
miles 
Stoke Newington High Street, Church Street to    
 
 
 
  5.7 miles 
Walthamstow Central Station  
Walthamstow 
Central 
Station 
to 
       
 
5.2miles 
Stoke Newington, Brooke Road 
 
Tenderers should note that: 
•  these measurements are believed to be accurate to within 0.5 miles, but no warranty 
or representation as to accuracy is given; 
•  out of service stand workings have not been measured and are not included within 
the above measurements; 
•  if alternative or additional measurements are used by the Tenderer, these must be 
stated in the tender submission; 
•  point to point measurements pertaining to recognised curtailment points or alternative 
terminals will be agreed with the successful Tenderer once the contract has been 
awarded. 
 
15. VEHICLE 
LIVERY 
 
All vehicles to be used on Route Nos. 73 & N73 from the commencement of the new 
Route Agreement must be in a livery that is exclusively Corporation red. The paint 
should be matched accurately to the colour as defined by the following manufacturer’s 
specifications: 
 
 
 
ICI London Bus Red P498 FPF 3 
 
Other manufacturers should also be able to produce this specification from the ICI 
colour chart. 
 
This requirement does not include the lower panels which may be in a different 
colour but which shall not exceed 50cm in height, or the rooftop which should be 
painted white so as to reduce temperatures inside the vehicle during the summer 
months. 
 
The positioning and size of Operators’ logos are to be agreed between the Operator 
and the Corporation and, where possible, these should be above the front doors on 
the nearside of the vehicles and above the drivers’ offside cab windows. 
 
All livery proposals must be submitted to the Contracts Tendering Manager for 
approval. 
 
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16. 
STANDS AND BLINDS 
 
Tenderers should note that under normal circumstances, the specific restrictions 
relating to each stand will apply to the whole stand at all times. Any variation to such 
standing arrangements must be agreed by the Corporation. In addition, Tenderers 
should note the following general requirements: 
 
1) 
Drivers MUST switch off engines during layover periods at bus stations or on 
stands. 
2) 
No meal reliefs may be taken on any stand (on or off line of route) without the 
permission of the Corporation. 
3) 
No crew ferry vehicles may enter any stand (on or off line of route) without the 
permission of the Corporation. 
4) 
Destination blind displays to be used are shown under each stand description. 
Tenderers may suggest, within their bids, alternative blind displays. 
5) 
The intermediate (also known as via) blind display to be used on the nearside of 
the vehicle is shown in the box below: 
 
73 via King’s Cross 
 
 
 
N73 via Stoke Newington 
 
 
For further information, please refer to Annex C of the Framework Agreement: General 
Conditions relating to the use of London Buses’ Bus Stations and Stands. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LBSL/SG/Route Nos. 73 & N73. 
01/03/2010. Tranche 342. 
 
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LONDON BUSES - ROUTE DESCRIPTION
ROUTE 73: Victoria Station - Stoke Newington
Date of Structural Change:   3 September 2011.
Date of Service Change:   3 September 2011.
Reason for Issue:   New Tender.
STREETS TRAVERSED
Towards Stoke Newington: Victoria Bus Station, Bay D, Wilton Road, Victoria Street,
Grosvenor Gardens, Grosvenor Place, Hyde Park Corner, Park Lane, Cumberland Gate,
Tyburn Way, Marble Arch, Oxford Street, Tottenham Court Road, Euston Road, Euston
Bus Station, Grafton Place, Churchway, Euston Road, Pentonville Road, Baron Street,
White Lion Street, Islington High Street, Upper Street, Islington Green, Essex Road,
Newington Green Road, Newington Green (West Side), Albion Road, Stoke Newington
Church Street, Stoke Newington High Street, Northwold Road, Stoke Newington Common.
Towards Victoria Station: Stoke Newington Common, Rectory Road, Brooke Road, Stoke
Newington High Street, Stoke Newington Church Street, Albion Road, Newington Green
(North Side), Newington Green (East Side), Newington Green (South Side), Newington
Green Road, Essex Road, Islington Green, Upper Street, Islington High Street, Pentonville
Road, King's Cross Bridge, Gray's Inn Road, Euston Road, Gower Street, Bedford Square,
Bloomsbury Street, New Oxford Street, Oxford Street, Park Lane, Hyde Park Corner, Duke
Of Wellington Place, Grosvenor Place, Lower Grosvenor Place, Buckingham Palace Road,
Terminus Place, Victoria Bus Station, Bay D.

STANDING AND TURNING POINTS
VICTORIA BUS STATION, STAND D
Private stand for 5 buses in Bay D in Victoria Bus Station on Victoria Station Forecourt.
Buses proceed from Victoria Bus Station via Bay D to stand, departing via Victoria Bus
Station to Bay D.  Set down in Victoria Bus Station, Bay D, at Stop D and pick up in Victoria
Bus Station, Bay D, at Stop D.
AVAILABILITY:  
At any time.
OPERATING RESTRICTIONS:   No more than 4 buses on Route 73 should be scheduled
to stand at any one time.
MEAL RELIEFS:  
No meal relief vehicles to stand at any time.
FERRY VEHICLES:  
No ferry vehicles to park on stand at any time.
DISPLAY:  
Victoria.
OTHER INFORMATION:  
Drivers must move buses forward as preceding buses
depart. Toilets available on 73 bay at Victoria Bus
Station.
HYDE PARK CORNER, ACHILLES WAY (from STOKE NEWINGTON)
Public stand for two buses on the south side (offside) of Achilles Way, commencing 18
metres west of the southbound carriageway of Park Lane and extending 20 metres west.
Buses proceed from Park Lane via Achilles Way to stand, departing via Achilles Way to
Park Lane.  Set down in Park Lane, at Stop B and pick up in Park Lane, at Stop Y.
AVAILABILITY:  
At any time.
OPERATING RESTRICTIONS:   Unscheduled curtailments only.
MEAL RELIEFS:  
No meal relief vehicles to stand at any time.
FERRY VEHICLES:  
No ferry vehicles to park on stand at any time.
DISPLAY:  
Park Lane, Hilton Hotel.

MARBLE ARCH, TYBURN WAY
Public stand for three buses on west side of Tyburn Way, commencing 1 metre south of
lamp standard No 20512 and extending 33 metres south.
From Stoke Newington.
Buses proceed from Oxford Street via Park Lane, Cumberland Gate and Tyburn Way to
stand, departing via Tyburn Way and Marble Arch to Oxford Street.  Set down in Park
Lane, at Stop R and pick up in Oxford Street, at Stop K.
From Victoria Station.
Buses proceed from Park Lane via Cumberland Gate and Tyburn Way to stand, departing
via Tyburn Way and Marble Arch to Park Lane.  Set down in Park Lane, at Stop W and
pick up in Park Lane, at Stop R.
AVAILABILITY:  
At any time.
OPERATING RESTRICTIONS:   Unscheduled curtailments only.
MEAL RELIEFS:  
No meal relief vehicles to stand at any time.
FERRY VEHICLES:  
No ferry vehicles to park on stand at any time.
DISPLAY:  
Marble Arch.
OTHER INFORMATION:  
Limited stand space; buses should stand for minimal time
only.
OXFORD CIRCUS, HOLLES STREET, WEST SIDE (from STOKE NEWINGTON)
Public stand for 6 buses (or 4 articulated buses) on west side of Holles Street commencing
14 metres south of Cavendish Square and extending 76 metres south.
Buses proceed from Oxford Street via Regent Street, Hanover Street, Hanover Square,
Harewood Place and Holles Street to stand, departing via Holles Street, Cavendish
Square, Henrietta Place and Vere Street to Oxford Street.  Set down in Holles Street, at
Alighting Point and pick up in Oxford Street, at Stop OF.
AVAILABILITY:  
At any time.
OPERATING RESTRICTIONS:   Unscheduled curtailments only.
MEAL RELIEFS:  
No meal relief vehicles to stand at any time.
FERRY VEHICLES:  
No ferry vehicles to park on stand at any time.
DISPLAY:  
Oxford Circus.

OXFORD CIRCUS, JOHN PRINCES STREET (SOUTH EAST) (from Victoria Station)
Public stand for two buses on east side of John Princes Street, commencing at the party
wall of Nos 2/3 and extending 28 metres north.
Buses proceed from Oxford Street via Regent Street, Margaret Street and John Prince's
Street to stand, departing via John Prince's Street to Oxford Street.  Set down in Oxford
Street, at Stop OF and pick up in Oxford Street, at Stop OR.
AVAILABILITY:  
At any time.
OPERATING RESTRICTIONS:   Unscheduled curtailments only.
MEAL RELIEFS:  
No meal relief vehicles to stand at any time.
FERRY VEHICLES:  
No ferry vehicles to park on stand at any time.
DISPLAY:  
Oxford Circus.
WARREN STREET STATION, GRAFTON WAY (from Victoria Station)
Public stand for one bus on south side of Grafton Way, commencing 1 metre east from
lamp standard 3 and extending 18 metres south east.
Buses proceed from Tottenham Court Road via Hampstead Road, Euston Road, Gower
Street and Grafton Way to stand, departing via Grafton Way, Tottenham Court Road,
Hampstead Road and Euston Road to Gower Street.  Set down in Tottenham Court Road,
at Stop X and pick up in Gower Street, at Stop N.
AVAILABILITY:  
At any time.
OPERATING RESTRICTIONS:   Unscheduled curtailments only
MEAL RELIEFS:  
No meal relief vehicles to stand at any time.
FERRY VEHICLES:  
No ferry vehicles to park on stand at any time.
DISPLAY:  
Euston.
WARREN STREET STATION, GRAFTON WAY (from STOKE NEWINGTON)
Public stand for one bus on south side of Grafton Way, commencing 1 metre east from
lamp standard 3 and extending 18 metres south east.
Buses proceed from Euston Road via Gower Street and Grafton Way to stand, departing
via Grafton Way to Tottenham Court Road.  Set down in Euston Road, at Stop P and pick
up in Tottenham Court Road, at Stop X.
AVAILABILITY:  
At any time.
OPERATING RESTRICTIONS:   Unscheduled curtailments only
MEAL RELIEFS:  
No meal relief vehicles to stand at any time.
FERRY VEHICLES:  
No ferry vehicles to park on stand at any time.
DISPLAY:  
Warren Street.

EUSTON BUS STATION, NORTH STAND
Private stand for two buses on route 253 on north side of centre lane in Euston Bus
Station.
From Stoke Newington.
Buses proceed from Euston Road via Churchway, Grafton Place and Euston Bus Station to
stand, departing to Euston Bus Station.  Set down in Euston Road, at Stop B and pick up in
Euston Bus Station, at Stop D.
From Victoria Station.
Buses proceed from Euston Bus Station direct to stand, departing via Euston Bus Station,
Grafton Place and Churchway to Euston Road.  Set down in Euston Bus Station, at Stop D
and pick up in Euston Road, at Stop P.
AVAILABILITY:  
At any time.
OPERATING RESTRICTIONS:   No more than 1 bus on Route 73 should be scheduled to
stand at any one time.
MEAL RELIEFS:  
No meal relief vehicles to stand at any time.
FERRY VEHICLES:  
No ferry vehicles to park on stand at any time.
DISPLAY:  
Euston.
KINGS CROSS, YORK WAY
Public stand for 10 buses on west side of York Way commencing opposite and 31 metres
south of Wharfdale Road extending 112 metres south.
From Stoke Newington.
Buses proceed from Pentonville Road via King's Cross Bridge, Gray's Inn Road and York
Way to stand, departing via York Way, Goods Way and Midland Road to Euston Road.   
Set down in Pentonville Road, at Stop X and pick up in Euston Road, at Stop E.
From Victoria Station.
Buses proceed from Euston Road via York Way to stand, departing via York Way,
Wharfdale Road, Caledonian Road and King's Cross Bridge to Gray's Inn Road.  Set down
in Euston Road, at Stop E and pick up in Gray's Inn Road, at Stop R.
AVAILABILITY:  
At any time.
OPERATING RESTRICTIONS:   Unscheduled curtailments only.
MEAL RELIEFS:  
No meal relief vehicles to stand at any time.
FERRY VEHICLES:  
No ferry vehicles to park on stand at any time.
DISPLAY:  
Kings Cross.

ISLINGTON ANGEL, WHITE LION STREET (from STOKE NEWINGTON)
Stand on north side of White Lion Street.
Buses proceed from Pentonville Road via Baron Street and White Lion Street to stand,
departing to White Lion Street.  Set down in Pentonville Road, at Stop R and pick up in
White Lion Street, at Stop U.
AVAILABILITY:  
At any time.
OPERATING RESTRICTIONS:   Unscheduled curtailments only
MEAL RELIEFS:  
No meal relief vehicles to stand at any time.
FERRY VEHICLES:  
No ferry vehicles to park on stand at any time.
DISPLAY:  
Islington Angel.
ISLINGTON GREEN, ESSEX ROAD (from Victoria Station)
Located on north side of Essex Road, approx 50m north of junction with Upper Street.
Buses proceed from Islington Green direct to stand, departing via Islington Green, Essex
Road and Cross Street to Upper Street.  Set down in Islington Green, at Stop AP and pick
up in Upper Street, at Stop F.
AVAILABILITY:  
At any time.
OPERATING RESTRICTIONS:   Unscheduled curtailments only
MEAL RELIEFS:  
No meal relief vehicles to stand at any time.
FERRY VEHICLES:  
No ferry vehicles to park on stand at any time.
DISPLAY:  
Islington Green.
MILDMAY PARK, DOVE ROAD
Public stand for three buses on south side of Dove Road, commencing at a point 52.4
metres east of Essex Road and extending 38.8 metres east.
From Stoke Newington.
Buses proceed from Newington Green (East Side) via Mildmay Park, Southgate Road and
Dove Road to stand, departing via Dove Road and Essex Road to Newington Green Road.   
Set down in Newington Green (east Side), at Stop NE and pick up in Newington Green
Road, at Stop CJ.
From Victoria Station.
Buses proceed from Newington Green (West Side) via Newington Green (North Side),
Newington Green (East Side), Mildmay Park, Southgate Road and Dove Road to stand,
departing via Dove Road to Essex Road.  Set down in Newington Green (west Side), at
Stop NK and pick up in Essex Road, at Stop CG.
AVAILABILITY:  
At any time.
OPERATING RESTRICTIONS:   Unscheduled curtailments only
MEAL RELIEFS:  
No meal relief vehicles to stand at any time.
FERRY VEHICLES:  
No ferry vehicles to park on stand at any time.
DISPLAY:  
Essex Road, Balls Pond Road.

NEWINGTON GREEN
From Stoke Newington.
Buses proceed from Newington Green (East Side) via Newington Green (South Side)
departing to Newington Green (West Side).  Set down in Newington Green (east Side), at
Stop NE and pick up in Newington Green (west Side), at Stop NK.
From Victoria Station.
Buses proceed from Newington Green (West Side) via Newington Green (North Side)
departing to Newington Green (East Side).  Set down in Newington Green (west Side), at
Stop NK and pick up in Newington Green (east Side), at Stop NE.
AVAILABILITY:  
At any time.
OPERATING RESTRICTIONS:     Turning Point Only - Buses must not stand
DISPLAY:  
Newington Green.
STOKE NEWINGTON COMMON, SOUTH SIDE
Public stand in Stoke Newington Common in 2 parts.    
1 - On south side, commencing  behind the 33m bus stop cage and extending 53m east.
2 - Overflow stand on north side (offside), commencing at lamp standard No 4 and
extending 45 metres east.
Buses proceed from Stoke Newington Common direct to stand, departing to Stoke
Newington Common.  Set down in Stoke Newington Common, at Stop J and pick up in
Stoke Newington Common, at Stop K.
AVAILABILITY:  
At any time.
OPERATING RESTRICTIONS:   No more than 5 buses on Route 73 should be scheduled
to stand at any one time.
MEAL RELIEFS:  
No meal relief vehicles to stand at any time.
FERRY VEHICLES:  
No ferry vehicles to park on stand at any time.
DISPLAY:  
Stoke Newington.
OTHER INFORMATION:  
Toilets available on stand 24 hours.

Printed On: 15 February 2010 15:41:22    
LONDON BUSES - ROUTE DESCRIPTION
ROUTE N73: Victoria Station - Walthamstow Central Station
Date of Structural Change:   3 September 2011.
Date of Service Change:   3 September 2011.
Reason for Issue:   New Tender.
STREETS TRAVERSED
Towards Walthamstow Central Station: Victoria Bus Station, Bay D, Wilton Road,
Victoria Street, Grosvenor Gardens, Grosvenor Place, Hyde Park Corner, Park Lane,
Cumberland Gate, Tyburn Way, Marble Arch, Oxford Street, Tottenham Court Road,
Euston Road, Euston Bus Station, Grafton Place, Churchway, Euston Road, Pentonville
Road, Baron Street, White Lion Street, Islington High Street, Upper Street, Islington Green
(East Side), Essex Road, Newington Green Road, Newington Green (West Side), Albion
Road, Stoke Newington Church Street, Stoke Newington High Street, Stamford Hill,
Tottenham High Road, Monument Way, Monument Way Bus Lane, Monument Way, Hale
Road, Tottenham Hale Station Forecourt, Watermead Way, Hale Road, Ferry Lane, Forest
Road, Hoe Street, Selborne Road, Walthamstow Central Bus Station.
Towards Victoria Station: Walthamstow Central Bus Station, Selborne Road, Hoe Street,
Forest Road, Ferry Lane, Broad Lane, Tottenham High Road, Stamford Hill, Northwold
Road, Rectory Road, Brooke Road, Stoke Newington High Street, Stoke Newington
Church Street, Albion Road, Newington Green (North Side), Newington Green (East Side),
Newington Green (South Side), Newington Green Road, Essex Road, Islington Green
(East Side), Upper Street, Islington High Street, Pentonville Road, King's Cross Bridge,
Gray's Inn Road, Euston Road, Gower Street, Bedford Square (East Side), Bloomsbury
Street, New Oxford Street, Oxford Street, Park Lane, Hyde Park Corner, Duke Of
Wellington Place, Grosvenor Place, Lower Grosvenor Place, Buckingham Palace Road,
Terminus Place, Victoria Bus Station, Bay D.

STANDING AND TURNING POINTS
VICTORIA BUS STATION, STAND D
Private stand for 5 buses in Bay D in Victoria Bus Station on Victoria Station Forecourt.
Buses proceed from Victoria Bus Station via Bay D to stand, departing via Victoria Bus
Station to Bay D.  Set down in Victoria Bus Station, Bay D, at Stop D and pick up in Victoria
Bus Station, Bay D, at Stop D.
AVAILABILITY:  
At any time.
OPERATING RESTRICTIONS:   No more than 2 buses on Route N73 should be
scheduled to stand at any one time.
MEAL RELIEFS:  
No meal relief vehicles to stand at any time.
FERRY VEHICLES:  
No ferry vehicles to park on stand at any time.
DISPLAY:  
Victoria.
OTHER INFORMATION:  
LBSL toilet facilities available 24hrs a day.
HYDE PARK CORNER, ACHILLES WAY (from Walthamstow Central Station)
Public stand for two buses on the south side (offside) of Achilles Way, commencing 18
metres west of the southbound carriageway of Park Lane and extending 20 metres west.
Buses proceed from Park Lane (Southbound Then Northbound) via Achilles Way to stand,
departing via Achilles Way to Park Lane (Southbound).  Set down in Park Lane, at Stop B
and pick up in Park Lane, at Stop Y.
AVAILABILITY:  
At any time.
OPERATING RESTRICTIONS:   Unscheduled curtailments only.
MEAL RELIEFS:  
No meal relief vehicles to stand at any time.
FERRY VEHICLES:  
No ferry vehicles to park on stand at any time.
DISPLAY:  
Park Lane, Hilton Hotel.

MARBLE ARCH, TYBURN WAY
Public stand for three buses on west side of Tyburn Way, commencing 1 metre south of
lamp standard No 20512 and extending 33 metres south.
From Victoria Station.
Buses proceed from Park Lane via Cumberland Gate and Tyburn Way to stand, departing
via Tyburn Way and Marble Arch to Park Lane.  Set down in Park Lane, at Stop W and
pick up in Park Lane, at Stop R.
From Walthamstow Central Station.
Buses proceed from Oxford Street via Park Lane, Cumberland Gate and Tyburn Way to
stand, departing via Tyburn Way and Marble Arch to Oxford Street.  Set down in Oxford
Street, at Stop BX and pick up in Oxford Street, at Stop K.
AVAILABILITY:  
At any time.
OPERATING RESTRICTIONS:   Unscheduled curtailments only.
MEAL RELIEFS:  
No meal relief vehicles to stand at any time.
FERRY VEHICLES:  
No ferry vehicles to park on stand at any time.
DISPLAY:  
Marble Arch.
OXFORD CIRCUS, JOHN PRINCES STREET (SOUTH EAST) (from VICTORIA
STATION)

Public stand for two buses on east side of John Princes Street, commencing at the party
wall of Nos 2/3 and extending 28 metres north.
Buses proceed from Oxford Street via Regent Street, Margaret Street and John Prince's
Street to stand, departing via John Prince's Street to Oxford Street.  Set down in Oxford
Street, at Stop OF and pick up in Oxford Street, at Stop OR.
AVAILABILITY:  
At any time.
OPERATING RESTRICTIONS:   Unscheduled curtailments only.
MEAL RELIEFS:  
No meal relief vehicles to stand at any time.
FERRY VEHICLES:  
No ferry vehicles to park on stand at any time.
DISPLAY:  
Oxford Circus.

OXFORD CIRCUS, HOLLES STREET, WEST SIDE (from Walthamstow Central Station)
Public stand for 6 buses (or 4 articulated buses) on west side of Holles Street commencing
14 metres south of Cavendish Square and extending 76 metres south.
Buses proceed from Oxford Street via Regent Street, Hanover Street, Hanover Square
(South And  West And North Sides), Harewood Place and Holles Street to stand, departing
via Holles Street, Cavendish Square (South Side), Henrietta Place and Vere Street to
Oxford Street.  Set down in Holles Street, at Alighting Point and pick up in Oxford Street, at
Stop OF.
AVAILABILITY:  
At any time.
OPERATING RESTRICTIONS:   Unscheduled curtailments only.
MEAL RELIEFS:  
No meal relief vehicles to stand at any time.
FERRY VEHICLES:  
No ferry vehicles to park on stand at any time.
DISPLAY:  
Oxford Circus.
EUSTON BUS STATION, REAR STAND
Private stand for two buses on Route 476  in rear corner of Euston Bus Station.
From Victoria Station.
Buses proceed from Euston Bus Station direct to stand, departing via Euston Bus Station,
Grafton Place and Churchway to Euston Road.  Set down in Euston Bus Station, at Stop D
and pick up in Euston Road, at Stop H.
From Walthamstow Central Station.
Buses proceed from Euston Road via Churchway, Grafton Place and Euston Bus Station to
stand, departing to Euston Bus Station.  Set down in Euston Bus Station, at Alighting Point
and pick up in Euston Bus Station, at Stop D.
AVAILABILITY:  
At any time.
OPERATING RESTRICTIONS:   Unscheduled curtailments only.
MEAL RELIEFS:  
No meal relief vehicles to stand at any time.
FERRY VEHICLES:  
No ferry vehicles to park on stand at any time.
DISPLAY:  
Euston.

KINGS CROSS, YORK WAY
Public stand for 10 buses on west side of York Way commencing opposite and 31 metres
south of Wharfdale Road extending 112 metres south.
From Victoria Station.
Buses proceed from Euston Road via York Way to stand, departing via York Way,
Wharfdale Road, Caledonian Road and King's Cross Bridge to Gray's Inn Road.  Set down
in Euston Road, at Stop E and pick up in Gray's Inn Road, at Stop R.
From Walthamstow Central Station.
Buses proceed from Pentonville Road via King's Cross Bridge, Gray's Inn Road and York
Way to stand, departing via York Way, Goods Way and Midland Road to Euston Road.   
Set down in Pentonville Road, at Stop X and pick up in Euston Road, at Stop E.
AVAILABILITY:  
At any time.
OPERATING RESTRICTIONS:   Unscheduled curtailments only.
MEAL RELIEFS:  
No meal relief vehicles to stand at any time.
FERRY VEHICLES:  
No ferry vehicles to park on stand at any time.
DISPLAY:  
King's Cross.
ISLINGTON, ANGEL (GOSWELL ROAD) (from Walthamstow Central Station)
Public stand on north west side of Goswell Road in two portions:
1 - for three buses, commencing opposite the part wall of no.332 and extending 30 metres
north west.
2 - for two buses, commencing opposite no.356 and extending 21 metres north west.
Buses proceed from Upper Street via Islington High Street, City Road, Wakley Street and
Goswell Road to stand, departing via Goswell Road, City Road and Islington High Street to
Upper Street.  Set down in Upper Street, at Stop F and pick up in Upper Street, at Stop X.
AVAILABILITY:  
At any time.
OPERATING RESTRICTIONS:   Unscheduled curtailments only.
MEAL RELIEFS:  
No meal relief vehicles to stand at any time.
FERRY VEHICLES:  
No ferry vehicles to park on stand at any time.
DISPLAY:  
Islington Angel.

NEWINGTON GREEN, SOUTH SIDE
Public stand for two buses on south side of Newington Green, commencing 29 metres east
of the centre of Newington Green Road and extending 27 metres east.
From Victoria Station.
Buses proceed from Newington Green (West Side) via Newington Green (North Side),
Newington Green (East Side) and Newington Green (South Side) to stand, departing via
Newington Green (South Side) to Newington Green Road.  Set down in Newington Green
(east Side), at Stop NE and pick up in Newington Green Road, at Stop CA.
From Walthamstow Central Station.
Buses proceed from Newington Green (North Side) via Newington Green (East Side) and
Newington Green (South Side) to stand, departing via Newington Green (South Side) to
Newington Green (West Side).  Set down in Newington Green (east Side), at Stop NE and
pick up in Newington Green (west Side), at Stop NK.
AVAILABILITY:  
At any time.
OPERATING RESTRICTIONS:   Unscheduled curtailments only.
MEAL RELIEFS:  
No meal relief vehicles to stand at any time.
FERRY VEHICLES:  
No ferry vehicles to park on stand at any time.
DISPLAY:  
Newington Green.
STOKE NEWINGTON COMMON, SOUTH SIDE
Public stand in Stoke Newington Common in 2 parts.    
1 - On south side, commencing  behind the 33m bus stop cage and extending 53m east.
2 - Overflow stand on north side (offside), commencing at lamp standard No 4 and
extending 45 metres east.
From Victoria Station.
Buses proceed from Stoke Newington High Street via Northwold Road and Stoke
Newington Common to stand, departing via Stoke Newington Common and Rectory Road
to Brooke Road.  Set down in Stoke Newington Common, at Alighting Point and pick up in
Brooke Road, at Stop U.
From Walthamstow Central Station.
Buses proceed from Northwold Road via Stoke Newington Common to stand, departing via
Stoke Newington Common, Rectory Road and Brooke Road to Stoke Newington High
Street.  Set down in Stoke Newington Common, at Alighting Point and pick up in Stoke
Newington High Street, at Stop X.
AVAILABILITY:  
At any time.
OPERATING RESTRICTIONS:   Unscheduled curtailments only.
MEAL RELIEFS:  
No meal relief vehicles to stand at any time.
FERRY VEHICLES:  
No ferry vehicles to park on stand at any time.
DISPLAY:  
Stoke Newington.

STAMFORD HILL, ROOKWOOD ROAD, EAST SIDE
Public stand for 3 buses in two sections (16.5 and 24.5 metres) on east side of Rookwood
Road outside Stamford Hill Bus Garage commencing level with lamp standard No. 3 and
extending overall 77.5 metres north.
From Victoria Station.
Buses proceed from Stamford Hill via Egerton Road and Rookwood Road to stand,
departing via Rookwood Road and Clapton Common to Stamford Hill.  Set down in
Stamford Hill, at Stop SD and pick up in Stamford Hill, at Stop SL.
From Walthamstow Central Station.
Buses proceed from Stamford Hill via Egerton Road and Rookwood Road to stand,
departing via Rookwood Road and Clapton Common to Stamford Hill.  Set down in
Stamford Hill, at Stop SK and pick up in Stamford Hill, at Stop SE.
AVAILABILITY:  
At any time.
OPERATING RESTRICTIONS:   Unscheduled curtailments only.
MEAL RELIEFS:  
No meal relief vehicles to stand at any time.
FERRY VEHICLES:  
No ferry vehicles to park on stand at any time.
DISPLAY:  
Stamford Hill.
TOTTENHAM, TOWN HALL APPROACH ROAD (from VICTORIA STATION)
Public stand for 2 buses on east side of Town Hall Approach Road commencing 26 metres
north of lamp standard No. TA7A and extending 24 metres north.
Buses proceed from Tottenham High Road via Philip Lane and Town Hall Approach Road
to stand, departing via Town Hall Approach Road to Tottenham High Road.  Set down in
Tottenham High Road, at Stop W and pick up in Tottenham High Road, at Stop Q.
AVAILABILITY:  
At any time.
OPERATING RESTRICTIONS:   Unscheduled curtailments only
MEAL RELIEFS:  
No meal relief vehicles to stand at any time.
FERRY VEHICLES:  
No ferry vehicles to park on stand at any time.
DISPLAY:  
Tottenham, Town Hall.

TOTTENHAM HALE STATION, BUS STATION (from VICTORIA STATION)
Private stand for 3 buses on east and north side of Tottenham Hale Station Forecourt
commencing level with Alighting Stop R0304 and extending approximately 30 metres north.
Buses proceed from Tottenham Hale Station Forecourt direct to stand, departing via
Tottenham Hale Station Forecourt, Watermead Way, Hale Road and Ferry Lane to Broad
Lane.  Set down in Tottenham Hale Station Forecourt, at Stop AP and pick up in Broad
Lane, at Stop X.
AVAILABILITY:  
At any time.
OPERATING RESTRICTIONS:   Unscheduled curtailments only
MEAL RELIEFS:  
No meal relief vehicles to stand at any time.
FERRY VEHICLES:  
No ferry vehicles to park on stand at any time.
DISPLAY:  
Tottenham Hale.
WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL BUS STATION
Private stand for 13 buses in marked bays on east side of Walthamstow Central Bus
Station on north side of Selborne Road. Overflow offside stand for 1 bus on west side of
bus station in  lay-by opposite Stop A.
Buses proceed from Walthamstow Central Bus Station direct to stand, departing to
Walthamstow Central Bus Station.  Set down in Walthamstow Central Bus Station, at
Alighting Point and pick up in Walthamstow Central Bus Station, at Stop D.
AVAILABILITY:  
At any time.
OPERATING RESTRICTIONS:   No more than 1 bus on Route N73 should be scheduled
to stand at any one time.
MEAL RELIEFS:  
No meal relief vehicles to stand at any time.
FERRY VEHICLES:  
No ferry vehicles to park on stand at any time.
DISPLAY:  
Walthamstow Central.
OTHER INFORMATION:  
Toilet facilities available 24hours a day.

PART B - PERFORMANCE STATISTICS
Route 73
Mileage Operated
Mileage Oper
100.0
98.0
96.0
rcentage
94.0
e
P

92.0
90.0
11/08
12
13
1/09
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Period
2008/2009
2008/
Mi
M n S
n
tan
t
dar
an
d
dar
Period
11/08
12
13
1/09
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
2008/2009
93.38
94.06
98.02
97.06
97.61
95.40
95.42
95.50
94.29
91.73
91.89
91.87
94.67
Min Standard 98.00
98.00
98.00
98.00
98.00
98.00
98.00
98.00
98.00
98.00
98.00
98.00
98.00
De
D ductible Mileage
2.0
1.5
1.0
rcentage
e
P

0.5
0.0
11/08
12
13
1/09
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Period
Period
11/08
12
13
1/09
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
2008/2009
0.49
0.74
0.57
0.81
1.15
1.22
1.46
1.84
1.00
1.58
1.46
1.12
1.13
Non D
N
e
on D ductible Mi

leage
8.0
7.0
6.0
5.0
4.0
3.0
rcentage
e
P

2.0
1.0
0.0
11/08
12
13
1/09
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Period
Period
11/08
12
13
1/09
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
2008/2009
6.13
5.19
1.41
2.13
1.24
3.38
3.12
2.66
4.71
6.70
6.65
7.00
4.20
Note :
Mileage is based on 4 weeks data

PART B - PERFORMANCE STATISTICS
Route N73
Mileage Operated
Mileage Oper
100.0
99.0
98.0
97.0
96.0
rcentage
95.0
e
P

94.0
93.0
92.0
11/08
12
13
1/09
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Period
2008/2009
2008/
Mi
M n S
n
tan
t
dar
an
d
dar
Period
11/08
12
13
1/09
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
2008/2009
98.51
97.82
98.61
98.53
98.73
98.00
97.68
96.91
98.85
94.21
96.61
96.43
98.14
Min Standard 98.00
98.00
98.00
98.00
98.00
98.00
98.00
98.00
98.00
98.00
98.00
98.00
98.00
De
D ductible Mileage
5.0
4.0
3.0
2.0
rcentage
e
P

1.0
0.0
11/08
12
13
1/09
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Period
Period
11/08
12
13
1/09
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
2008/2009
0.76
1.07
0.33
0.80
0.59
0.89
1.16
0.78
0.47
3.93
1.31
1.66
0.70
Non D
N
e
on D ductible Mi

leage
3.0
2.5
2.0
1.5
rcentage
1.0
e
P

0.5
0.0
11/08
12
13
1/09
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Period
Period
11/08
12
13
1/09
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
2008/2009
0.73
1.11
1.06
0.67
0.68
1.11
1.16
2.31
0.68
1.86
2.08
1.91
1.16
Note :
Mileage is based on 4 weeks data

PART B - PERFORMANCE STATISTICS
Route 73
Av
A erag
v
e Excess 
erag
Wait
e Excess 
in
Wait g
in  T
g ime 
3.0
2.5
2.0
s
1.5
Minute
1.0
0.5
0.0
11/08
12
13
1/09
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Period
Perio
2008/20
2008/
09
20
Mi
M n S
i
tand
t
ard
ar
Period
11/08
12
13
1/09
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
2008/2009
1.35
1.23
0.68
0.73
0.92
0.89
0.99
1.07
1.05
1.22
1.26
1.37
1.36
Min Standard
1.70
1.70
1.70
1.70
1.70
1.70
1.70
1.70
1.70
1.70
1.70
1.70
1.70
Long Gaps Occuring In 
u
Servic
rv e
5.0
4.0
3.0
e
g
ta

2.0
Percen
1.0
0.0
11/08
12
13
1/09
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Period
2008/2009
Benchmark
Period
11/08
12
13
1/09
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
2008/2009
4.60
3.80
3.10
2.20
2.40
2.20
2.80
3.10
3.50
4.00
4.30
4.80
4.90
Benchmark
4.60
4.60
4.60
4.60
4.60
4.60
4.60
4.60
4.60
4.60
4.60
4.60
4.60
Note :
Reliability is based on 12 weeks rolling data

PART B - PERFORMANCE STATISTICS
Route N73
Departing On Time
100.0
90.0
e
g
ta

80.0
Percen
70.0
60.0
11/08
12
13
1/09
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Period
Perio
2008/2009
2008/
Mi
M n S
i
t
n S andar
t
d
Period
11/08
12
13
1/09
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
2008/2009
90.50
91.60
92.60
92.40
92.30
85.90
82.70
82.80
87.20
87.20
87.30
82.30
82.80
Min Standard 85.00
85.00
85.00
85.00
85.00
85.00
85.00
85.00
85.00
85.00
85.00
85.00
85.00
Departing Early
4.0
3.0
e
g
ta

2.0
Percen
1.0
0.0
11/08
12
13
1/09
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Period
2008/2009
Benchmark
Period
11/08
12
13
1/09
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
2008/2009
Benchmark
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Note :
Reliability is based on 12 weeks rolling data

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