The London Bus Page In Exile

Monday 18 December 2006

Easiest Photographic Pitch No More

Filed under: Companies, Historical, Travels, Vehicles — londonbuspageinexile @ 9:03 pm


From time to time I’ll take you to the best photographic pitches in London, with the odd bit of advice about what time of day and what conditions are best for pictures. If this was five years ago I’d send you straight to Edmonton Green – an easy spot during the mid-afternoon and a little earlier in the winter; all you had to do was present yourself just forward of the pedestrian crossing, opposite the bus stops, and click away, but not any more. This location, which had never been much of a bus station in the conventional sense, has been flattened to accompany some freshening-up of the area. A new leisure centre has sprung up to the immediate south, with the replacement bus station just about finished and awaiting opening imminently (I’d tell you when, but I’m pretty out of the loop; check TfL’s periodic updates. I do know that its opening was put back a bit until they address concerns like the safety of exiting straight onto a busy roundabout).
On 12th May 2001 First Capital 316 (GYE 416W), a Metrobus purchased second-hand from London General and new as London Transport M 416, works the W8, which had otherwise long been converted to TN-class Trident operation but could still see a few Metrobuses. Nowadays it’s Metroline-operated from Potters Bar.

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2 Comments »

  1. The new bus station at Edmonton Green is currently scheduled to open towards the end January 2007. The temporary stands next to the Hertford Road are now closed, so that the northern access/egress roads can be sorted out.

    Comment by TC — Monday 18 December 2006 @ 10:51 pm

  2. I REMEMBER THIS METRO BUS ON ROUTE 25 WHEN FIRST CAPITAL TOOK OVER THE ROUTE FROM STAGECOACH, NICE BUSES BUT VERY LOUD.

    Comment by Richard — Friday 2 February 2007 @ 8:08 pm


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