Creating a new bus for 21st century London

11 May 2010  •  Author(s): Mike Weston, Operations Director of London Buses, Transport for London (TfL)

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, made a manifesto commitment to introduce a new bus catering for the needs and tastes of 21st century London. The new bus will draw some inspiration from the iconic Routemaster, including an open platform at the back. The design will also make use of the latest Green technologies and will satisfy the needs of London and Londoners.

A competition inviting people to submit designs for the bus ran in summer 2008. The competition was open to everyone, from individuals, community groups, school children, through to transport specialists, design studios, industrial and commercial organisations.

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