Mayor Boris Johnson this morning introduced a full-size replica of the New Bus for London, aka the replacement for Routemaster, at the London Transport Museum depot in Acton. Built in the spirit of the superannuated London icon, the new bus has a rear open deck, two more doors at the front, two staircases, and will employ a conductor. Sadly, and unlike Tube train mock-ups which the public are allowed to clamber across, this model is reserved for stakeholders, user groups, and operators. The BBC has a picture of the model, which is a No. 23 bus; a preview, perhaps, at one of the routes that will get the new vehicles when they launch in early 2012?
Full-Scale Replica Of 'New Routemaster' Unveiled
Last Updated 11 November 2010