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Happy Birthday to the new London Routemaster

Posted at 2:00 pm, February 27, 2013 in Transport
New routemaster © Flickr: sludgegulper

What with all the Tube’s 150th anniversary celebrations, it would be easy to forget all about the humble bus. However, today is a big day for our double deckers as it was one year ago today that Boris’s curvy routemaster hit the streets. There are now eight of the new designs cruising along the 38 route across town from Victoria to Clapton and according to the Mayor, the 24 route is the next to get the ‘Boris Bus’, with plans to introduce 600 to the capital by 2016. Sonya Barber

Two staircases, three doors, one conductor and lots of hopping on and off  later, what do you think of these newfangled routemasters? Tweet us your thoughts at @timeoutlondon or comment below.

Watch me getting over excited boarding one of the first buses this time last year:

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