New 'hop on, hop off' routemaster planned for Central London
Boris Johnson recently unveiled the new design of routemaster bus, which should be running on some central London routes in 2012.
He said the buses were a combination of "nostalgia" and the "latest technology".
The fuel-efficient bus will be quieter than its diesel-run predecessor and it will have a platform at the back to allow·passengers the traditional hop-on hop-off service.· It will have both a driver and a conductor, just as it used to.
Wrightbus is making the vehicle, and it was designed by Thomas Heatherwick.