TQ3284 : Boris Bus on Ball's Pond Road, Islington

taken 9 years ago, near to Stoke Newington, Hackney, Great Britain

Boris Bus on Ball's Pond Road, Islington
Boris Bus on Ball's Pond Road, Islington
This is on Route 38 from Hackney Central towards Victoria Bus Station (beside the Railway Station). This bus is one of the eight new NB4L Wright Gemini 2's have been bought for the route.

The modern 'routemaster' bus is also known as Boris Bus, it was designed to replace the 'hated' bendy buses.

Boris Bus

This is a 21st century replacement of the iconic Routemaster as a bus built specifically for use in London. Designed by Heatherwick Studio, it is built by Wrightbus, and features the 'hop-on hop-off' rear open platform of the original Routemaster, but meets the requirements for modern buses to be fully accessible. The first bus entered service on 27 February 2012.

See LinkExternal link for more specific details on the bus.

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Sunday, 3 February, 2013   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 6 February, 2013
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3295 8481 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:32.7918N 0:5.0437W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3297 8480
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