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Old May 19th, 2011, 01:42 PM   #241
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A little teaser pic of a new routemaster prototype testing near the Wrightbus factory in Northern Ireland.

Not really the finished product yet, lots of bare metal showing and the guys on the bus were testing the rear door quite a lot when stopped.

I've got a few videos also, if anyone's interested!
Thanks for sharing this Ulsterman. Hopefully they sort the colour out by the time it is introduced to the streets of London.
The red car on the right is closer to how the red should look.
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Old May 19th, 2011, 05:10 PM   #242
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It's very elegant! Does someone have any pics inside?
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Old May 22nd, 2011, 03:22 PM   #243
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This bus tryes to be the "old red london bus" and it tryes - but only tryes - to look modern, but is too simple, too minimalistic. For me it doesnt have a 'soul'.
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Old May 22nd, 2011, 10:39 PM   #244
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i dont think this has been posted yet:



How many seats does this new bus have compared to the current ones? because it looks like there is less
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Old May 30th, 2011, 01:30 AM   #245
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Old June 6th, 2011, 04:28 PM   #246
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Crime on London transport down: Tube, DLR and buses safer

Crime on London transport is down, according to police figures. The number of crimes on the Underground and Docklands Light Railway (DLR) went down by seven per cent in the past 12 months, while offences on buses decreased by four per cent.

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Old July 22nd, 2011, 06:20 PM   #248
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Wow, this thread is REALLY about London Buses! I was half expecting something else...Awesome pictures & as I might be heading to London before summer 2012 to avoid the you-know-what, it is good to see how the buses look like.
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Old December 9th, 2011, 09:13 PM   #249
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THE LAST of London fare-dodgers' favourite "bendy buses" will complete its final journey on Saturday. Long the scourge of London mayor Boris Johnson, the "bulky and ungainly monstrosities" will not be seen on the city's streets once the 207 from White City to Hayes Bypass parks up in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Transport for London said the scrapping of bendy buses in the capital is expected to save more than Ł7.4 million annually as fare evasion becomes more difficult. But it will cost Ł2.2 million to convert the 29 and 207 routes.
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I used to think London double deckers are very charming. Not any more after realizing London abandoned trolley and went for diesel.
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I like the quote. They quote how much revenue conversion will save, but then only say how much two of the previous 10 or so bus routes will cost. Add up the cost of converting all the bendy routes to DD and this vanity project has cost London more than it has saved, and even then those figures do not take into account ongoing costs due to the higher PVR and the fact that about half the bendys were replaced well before they should have.
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Old December 11th, 2011, 11:39 PM   #252
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this vanity project has cost London more than it has saved
The cost is called plundering, it happens everywhere ... it's as though the sea has been taken outta piracy
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I used to think London double deckers are very charming. Not any more after realizing London abandoned trolley and went for diesel.
Attractive only for tourists who don't have to live with it every day. The buses are awful. The video above looks like a third world country and tells it all. You can get around quicker down below on the Tube but it's claustrophobic, crowded and shabby. Far from the world's ideal public transport.
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Attractive only for tourists who don't have to live with it every day. The buses are awful. The video above looks like a third world country and tells it all. You can get around quicker down below on the Tube but it's claustrophobic, crowded and shabby. Far from the world's ideal public transport.
You must live a very sheltered life if you think that looks like a third world country. The bus system in London is very good and intense.
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Old December 12th, 2011, 03:46 AM   #255
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I used to think London double deckers are very charming. Not any more after realizing London abandoned trolley and went for diesel.
There were no Trolley Buses, there were articulated buses both buses ran on diesel.
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There were no Trolley Buses, there were articulated buses both buses ran on diesel.
Think you will find the poster was talking about a long time ago, not the recent Borris vanity project.
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Old December 12th, 2011, 02:32 PM   #257
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There were trolleybuses in London from 1931 to 1962.
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Old December 12th, 2011, 02:51 PM   #258
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There were no Trolley Buses, there were articulated buses both buses ran on diesel.
The poster may in fact have been talking about the original London trams - he'll have to clarify.

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You must live a very sheltered life if you think that looks like a third world country. The bus system in London is very good and intense.
I've lived in London thanks (indeed from the UK). Good as a bus system yes but diesel buses are not what you need in this crowded environment - that aspect makes me feel like I'm in Bangkok or some such polluted, noisy hellhole (if it wasn't London!). "Atmosphere" has its limits, even if they're big and red and jolly!
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Old December 12th, 2011, 05:31 PM   #259
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The ditching of Mercedes Benz Citaro articulated buses is hotly debated even on the Chinese bus forum bbs.52bus.com. Many believed that London's "junk" is better than any of the leading brand domestic buses in China, and sugested that although these buse are right hand driving and left hand loading, opposite to China's traffic rule, we should still take over all these buses and run them on central loading (left hand loading) BRT systems

http://bbs.52bus.com/forum.php?mod=v...extra=page%3D1

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