The Routemaster bus is a classic and whenever anyone thinks of London somehow the image of these buses would spring to mind. However, following issues of safety and emissions those buses were phased out!
But on the 20th February 2012 the first of new Routemaster buses is set to run on Route 38 from Victoria Station to Hackney and it’s been less than years from its inception to launch too, so much for British industry being over the hill.
According to the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, he said at the launch of the new Routemaster bus;
‘Christmas has arrived early in the form of this revolutionary new bus whose gleaming coat of red paint and sinuous curves will brighten the day of all who see it humming along our great city’s streets.
‘It is the latest, greatest masterpiece of British engineering and design, and I am certain it will become a much-loved and iconic vehicle akin to the legendary Routemaster from which it draws so much inspiration.’