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Old March 5th, 2012, 04:18 PM   #301
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How about plugging images of each of the five double-deckers you've mentioned?
Well the 5 are:

Wrightbus, Gemmini
ADL: Enviro 400
Scania: Omnicity (think though it may have been discountinued recently or will be soon).
Optare: Olympus
MCV: Not sure of the name, none sold in London yet but designed for UK market.

Should be easy to google for pictures.
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Old March 10th, 2012, 07:08 PM   #302
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Really fond of the new buses.
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Old March 11th, 2012, 01:19 PM   #303
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Had a trip on the New Bus for London the other week, and I must say the quality of the bus is superb. The bench seats are most comfortable, the saloon lights are discrete creating a nice ambiance, while providing enough light if you want to do some reading. It's a shame it takes a £1.6m new bus to achieve what every bus can easily achieve right now. I do think the triple entrance and dual staircase are a bit of an overkill, and as a result there are only 64 seats in what is actually a fairly long bus, and I'm still not 100% won over by the exterior appearance.
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Old April 18th, 2012, 02:21 PM   #304
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Mapped: Every Bus Trip in London





People often say "I waited ages for a bus and then they all turned up at once". As the map above shows if all the timetabled buses in London literally did show up at the same time you would be stuck in an impressive traffic jam. It represents the 114 thousand or so bus trips that are completed every day in London (a trip corresponds to a single bus completing its route). Roads with more buses running along them are wider and redder, those with fewer buses are narrower and yellower and those with no buses have been excluded. The map demonstrates the impressive coverage of London’s bus network and how integral it is to London’s transport infrastructure.





Joan Serras (the data guru who also produced the above video last year) calculated the routes between each of the bus stops in London and used the timetables to calculate how many times a bus passes along them. This method is an improvement on previous work (and the video), which has simply assumed the buses travel in a straight line between stops- in the map above the buses follow the road network. The map’s simplicity disguises the fact that it contains routing information calculated between 22,565 bus stops (in the GLA and a little bit beyond). You get a sense of this complexity if you take a look at the underlying spatial data (see below: each dot is a bus stop).



The top map will be on display as part of CASA’s Smart Cities Conference taking place this Friday.

See in full at Mapping London
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Old April 18th, 2012, 08:42 PM   #305
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Wow, cracking video. The size of the bus network is very, very impressive.
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Old August 16th, 2012, 01:53 AM   #306
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How far the Freedom Pass goes - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-19254318

It's similar to what I'm doing for every tube station and what Minato ku is doing for the Paris Métro.
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Old September 6th, 2012, 12:39 AM   #307
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Old September 6th, 2012, 01:46 PM   #308
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I've a question, which kind of engine using London Buses? Diesel or something of more ecological?
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Old September 8th, 2012, 06:08 PM   #309
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Mostly diesel, some hybrids, and other things are in development. You're best of to go through the wikipedia page of each type of bus to find out.
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Mostly diesel, some hybrids, and other things are in development. You're best of to go through the wikipedia page of each type of bus to find out.
thank you very much, you're very kind!
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Old June 17th, 2013, 02:05 AM   #311
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Old June 22nd, 2013, 08:27 PM   #313
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First arrival of "New Bus For London" route 24 at Pimlico by MyParadiseLost, on Flickr

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Metroline - LTZ1040 (LTZ 1040) - LT40 - Route 24 - New Bus for London by DoctorWhoLawrence, on Flickr

NBfL began operating route 24 today
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Old August 13th, 2013, 11:09 PM   #314
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Although not really bus-related, Episode 1/6:

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Bus-related Episode 2/6:

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Bus-related Episode 3/6:

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Coach-related Episode 4/6:

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Old August 13th, 2013, 11:15 PM   #318
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Partially bus-related Episode 5/6:

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Old August 13th, 2013, 11:17 PM   #319
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Final episode (#6) still not broadcast -- neither its date nor title yet known.
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Thanks for posting

As I've not seen it posted yet routes 9 and 390 are next to be converted to NB4L following the 11 in September
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