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New London Bus: ‘It’s stylish, but will it be reliable?’

Leon Daniels, Customer Service and Communications Director UK Bus, FirstGroup

Purpose-built buses for London have a history of success and cost-effectiveness. The new one certainly is impressive and has all the hallmarks of Wrightbus' adventurous styling together with clever features to maximise the space, the light and passenger amenity. We will never get the passenger to weight ratio that came with the original Routemaster neither will we provide all those lower deck seats now we have to have a wheelchair space, and more than one door.

Nevertheless we have got a great...

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