TQ2677 : London Routemaster Bus, in Fulham Road, Chelsea

taken 4 years ago, near to Chelsea, Kensington And Chelsea, Great Britain

London Routemaster Bus, in Fulham Road, Chelsea
London Routemaster Bus, in Fulham Road, Chelsea
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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TQ2677, 474 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 2 October, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 4 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport  City, Town centre 
Place (from Tags)
London  Chelsea 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2626 7776 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.0824N 0:10.9807W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2623 7775
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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Road Scene  Bus  Routemaster  Routemaster Bus  London  Chelsea 

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