The New for London is inspired by the much-loved and will use the latest technology when it launches in 2012.

The New Bus for London will meet London Buses’ requirements for vehicles in public service in London, including standards of accessibility, safety and emissions abatement. In addition, it will be more durable, more fuel efficient and better ventilated. The bus will incorporate a double-deck and a platform at the rear near-side corner, so passengers will be able to get on and off easily.

The unveiled the design for the New Bus for London in May 2010.

Design features

The New Bus for London has a pioneering, futuristic design that features:

  • Extensive use of to highlight key features and produce a and airy feel inside the bus
  • A glass ‘swoop’ at the rear and offside to pick out the two staircases
  • An open platform at the rear, shared with the Routemaster of old, which can be closed off at quiet times and which allows the reinstatement of a hop-on hop-off service
  • Three doors and two staircases for smoother, speedier boarding and access to the upper deck.

the bus up-close

You can see the design of the New Bus for London up close in the virtual tour below.

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