TQ2879 : Silver Routemaster Bus in Knightsbridge

taken 6 years ago, near to Westminster, Great Britain

Silver Routemaster Bus in Knightsbridge
Silver Routemaster Bus in Knightsbridge
The Routemaster is an iconic double-decker bus, built between 1954 and 1968. It has an open platform and staircase to the rear where passengers would get on and off. The bus required two staff, the ticket collector, and the driver who was separated in his own compartment. Nearly were all built in red or green.

The Routemaster saw continuous service in London until 2005 when it was finally phased out in favour of wheel-chair friendly, single staff buses. Many can still be seen in the city hired for various events.

2,876 Routemasters were built, and around 1,000 are thought to still be existence.

A modern version of the Routemaster, the "New Bus for London" began service in February 2012. See LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 28 August, 2012   (more nearby)
Saturday, 1 September, 2012
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport  City, Town centre 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2830 7984 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.1765N 0:9.1735W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2832 7988
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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London  Routemaster  Routemaster Bus  Bus  London Bus 

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