• New London Bus Design
  • Posted 53 months ago by Jack Lowe · Art & Design · 57441 Views
  • Some new images of Thomas Heatherwick's London routemaster bus redesign have come to the surface. The new version of the iconic bus features two staircases and three doors - enabling travellers to once again hop on and off whenever they want!

    Apparently the new bus will also be fuel efficient, saving 15% more energy than the existing hybrid buses and 40% more than the conventional diesel versions.

    Heatherwick said:

    "It has been 50 years since a bus was last designed and commissioned specifically for London. This has been a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a team to look again at the opportunities for a new open-platform bus. It has been an honour to be asked by London’s transport authority to take an integrated approach and design everything that you see and experience from the outside down to the tiniest details of the interior."

    Seven of these buses will soon be appearing of the route of bus 38.

    www.heatherwick.com

    • NICE LINES
    • MILIKEN GARDNER Posted 53 months ago · 235 Reply
    • Great job!
    • LOGO BLOG Posted 53 months ago · 212 Reply
    • Very nice. I wish we had them in New York. Do you suppose they could be made for righthand driving?
    • Mike Cole Posted 53 months ago · 216 Reply
    • I take my hat off to the British, I have been impressed with their sense of innovation , but this is the best yet. The only thing is that this design, if approved, will not be changed for another century.
    • Romeld Phillips Posted 53 months ago · 248 Reply
    • Fabulous. Can you come talk to Toronto. We need help from "old europe" lol
    • Ric Posted 53 months ago · 222 Reply
    • You stole that from my movie!!
    • J. K. Rowling (ntro) Posted 53 months ago · 251 Reply
    • @Romeld Phillips - They are right-hand drive.
    • Phil Posted 53 months ago · 250 Reply
    • Top!
    • Frank MacGill Posted 53 months ago · 252 Reply
    • @mike cole : they made for right hand driving american cars are for lefthand driving (the driver is seated on the left) A very beautiful concept/deesign congratulations
    • Prosper Ysbeer Posted 53 months ago · 193 Reply
    • I just don't see the point.. will it make them cheaper or more reliable.. will it get more people using public transport.. The answer is NO. While I can understand the idea behind going electric, especially within a city like London. I cannot and never will understand, the reason for a new design of something that works fine as it is now. It's that old phrase.. If it ain't broke DON'T fix it
    • Andrew Lee Posted 53 months ago · 230 Reply
    • eeeee.all of you f of.mr lee,true as hell!
    • dan Posted 53 months ago · 231 Reply
    • Ironman!!!
    • Pepper Posted 52 months ago · 222 Reply
    • i love so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i like to have S WITH IT
    • LUIE Posted 51 months ago · 232 Reply
    • i love it i am a xpert at this!
    • trainz Posted 40 months ago · 230 Reply
    • Dangerous
    • Ceiy DeYork Posted 38 months ago · 258 Reply
    • This bus complies with disability laws, which was the real reason the Routemaster was mothballed, despite being the most efficient and effective bus in London. This bus is a great design, but they could have just modified the good old Routemaster
    • Bernard Dominic Posted 37 months ago · 246 Reply
    • Nice design but the routemaster will always live on, i know i use to drive them
    • tinker boo Posted 36 months ago · 263 Reply