|Charmaine and Debbie about to board Abellio's new 2590|
|Another view of Debbie excited at the|
prospect of taking part
The bus was Alexander Dennis Enviro 400MMC no 2590 which was delivered last Autumn, one of the 23 delivered when Abellio won the route No 45 I presume, which they have operated since the 11th of November 2017. The route runs down Grays Inn road from King's Cross past where the London Weather Centre was from 1991-2006 a route I used to use to go trainspotting in my lunch break at St Pancras or King's Cross. Once we had crossed the river I realised that it would be quite convenient for Debbie to alight at Southwark station as she could get a train home from Waterloo East, whereas Elephant and castle, Brixton or indeed Clapham Park would have been difficult to get home from. My wife and I continued on past Elephant and castle and up the Walworth road to Camberwell Green. We reached this point at 1547 and was told that drivers would be exchanged. However, the new driver announced we had to get off and join the bus ahead of us.
|Abellio 2594 which we changed onto by the Walworth bus garage|
at Camberwell Green
The second Abellio bus that constituted our journey was no 2594 but otherwise it was identical to the bus we had disembarked from. The journey took an hour to reach Loughborough Junction and having turned up Brixton High Street we headed up Brixton Hill to turn right at the South Circular Road, just past the old Brixton Hill tramway garage. The final stop was Atkins Road with Clapham Park in the distance, where we arrived at 1625.
|No 2594 heading off to its stand at Clapham Park before returning later towards King's Cross|