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New London Bus'

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London's new buses have made their first public appearance as Mayor Boris Johnson showed off a life-size mock-up at the London Transport Museum's depot at Acton.

The model shows off the design that will be hitting the capital's streets from 2012, and is inspired by the old Routemasters with a hop-on hop-off facility at the back of the bus.

Mayor Johnson said: "Standing on the rear platform of this delectable bus brings back a sense of nostalgia but conversely also demonstrates the quintessence of the latest technology and design, making this bus fit for 21st century London.

"It is wonderful to see how those two-dimensional designs we unveiled in May have been forged into this amazing bus and I for one cannot wait to be launching the buses when they first enter passenger service in 2012."

The new bus will be much more advanced than the current versions on London's streets, with the double decker being powered by a range-extender hybrid engine. A large lithium-ion battery and a 4.5-litre diesel engine and generator powers an electric motor that drives the rear wheels, which should reduce both engine and noise pollution.

The project, dubbed 'New Bus 4 London', is also working on improving the passenger experience, with two staircases set to make getting on and off easier, and plans are afoot to get rid of the lurching move from a standstill.

Manufacturers Wrightbus and TfL hope to get the first example on the streets of London by the end of 2011, with another four arriving at the start of 2012.

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Has that futuristic neo-tokyo look. I approve.

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The plural of Bus is Buses you f*ck*ng idiot

was even meant to put the '

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minor sure im not the 1st and wont be the last to make a typo

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YOU GO TO HELL

YOU GO TO HELL AND YOU DIE

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C/S Faisal

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That conductor looks ripe for a punching up.

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10 years later theyre gonna look so sh*t

i dont like how its so curved at the back

but jumping off the back of a moving bus was fun as f*ck

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these ones actually close at the back though

are they gonna have conductors? or is it gonna be a jump-on-free ride like bendy buses?

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these ones actually close at the back though

are they gonna have conductors? or is it gonna be a jump-on-free ride like bendy buses?

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just see ders 3 doors

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these ones actually close at the back though

are they gonna have conductors? or is it gonna be a jump-on-free ride like bendy buses?

Robot conductors

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On a real though, given the insurance/legal issues with the conductor based opening, that part will hardly be used I reckon

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They should have kept the old route masters while they make these new ones

Them sh*t buses at the moment were the driver waits for everyone to get off before opening the doors then waiting for everyone to pay before moving

LONG

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Pointless. Boris is a twat. f*ck*ng waste of money just so he can say he made his mark because he's done f*ck all else for London.

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^ yep

waste of money unless it comes with air con and tv on the back of the seats

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New sh*t , same old passengers.

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Pointless. Boris is a twat. f*ck*ng waste of money just so he can say he made his mark because he's done f*ck all else for London.

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I think these will be decent buses. Buses get replace every few years anyway so saying waste of money is rather stupid really. Eks voted for this guy and is now complaining he does nothing else smh.

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bang bang 159 gang!!!

This.

*leaves*

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