Wrightbus Double-Decker Unveiled in London
The full details of the new bus aren't yet known. So far, the manufacturer revealed that the vehicle will be made using lightweight materials. The yet unnamed bus is built with an open platform, meaning the good-old hop-on, hop-off service may be resumed in London. The bus has three doors and two staircases.
The bus has been built on the Routemaster platform, a type of bus which used a driver-and-conductor system and which was withdrawn from service in 2005.
"Standing on the rear platform of this delectable bus brings back a sense of nostalgia but conversely also demonstrates the quintessence of the latest technology and design, making this bus fit for 21st century London," London's Mayor was quoted as saying by BBC said.
"This iconic new part of our transport system is not only beautiful, but also has a green heart beating beneath its stylish, swooshing exterior. It will cut emissions, and give Londoners a bus they can be proud of, complete with cutting edge design, and the freedom of an open platform."