TQ2478 : Boris Bus on Hammersmith Road

taken 8 years ago, near to Hammersmith, Hammersmith And Fulham, Great Britain

Boris Bus on Hammersmith Road
Boris Bus on Hammersmith Road
This bus is nicknamed a Boris Bus after Boris Johnston (Mayor of London) ordered this new Routemaster. It was initially used for Route 38.

But now runs on Route 9, 11, 24 38 and 390 !
There will be around 600 of the new buses. Costing about 160 million !
New Routemaster

The New Routemaster, is an 87 seat diesel-electric hybrid bus inspired by the AEC Routemaster buses Link originally introduced in the 1950's and finally retired from London public transport in 2005.

The new bus features three entrances and two staircases with the rear stair curving around the rear from an openable 'hop-on hop-off' rear, much like the original Routemaster.

Designed by Heatherwick Studio LinkExternal link the buses are built in Ireland by Wrightbus LinkExternal link
The first 8 buses entered service from February 2012 on route 38 between Victoria and Hackney Marsh in time for the 2012 London Olympics.
The first full route conversion took place on Saturday 22 June 2013, on the route 24 between Hampstead Heath and Pimlico.

More than 600 New Routemaster buses will enter passenger service by 2016.

The bus was originally referred to as New Bus for London and NBL4 and is also nick-named "Boris Bus" or "Borismaster" after Boris Johnson the Mayor of London who introduced them.

Wikipedia LinkExternal link

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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Friday, 6 December, 2013   (more nearby)
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Monday, 9 December, 2013
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2408 7875 [10m precision]
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