Update for London buses

Plans for a radically improved double deck bus were unveiled last week by London Transport. Up to 100 of the new low-floor buses are intended to enter service in 1999. They are to have a spacious interior, and wheelchair ramps, which, in conjunction with the low-floor technology pioneered in single-deckers, should make them easy to […]

Plans for a radically improved double deck bus were unveiled last week by London Transport. Up to 100 of the new low-floor buses are intended to enter service in 1999.

They are to have a spacious interior, and wheelchair ramps, which, in conjunction with the low-floor technology pioneered in single-deckers, should make them easy to board. LT says the ‘latest green technology’ will be incorporated, with the diesel engines meeting the Euro 2 standard.

London Transport Buses’ planning and development director Richard Smith, said: ‘This is the biggest change in double deck buses since the 1960s.’

LT is talking about final details of the new bus with operators MTL London and Stagecoach East London and vehicle manufacturers.