Latest news:
The Big Question: Issue Issue 12 1 Jun 2010

Add a comment

Share this article:

New London Bus: ‘Design must be a servant of need’

Ray Stenning, Best Impressions

The old Routemaster’s long service life turned it into a legend. But was it a good piece of design? In its day probably yes, but not in every way.

So what do I like about this new bus?

The heavily rounded rear dome (seen on many buses before the Routemaster, too) is a beautifully satisfying shape, enhanced here by the natural line of the rear stair window shape. The potency and power of the natural line is fundamental to good design, although many modern buses prefer styling for...

Add a comment

Join TransportXtra subscribers and read this article in full...


30 days

90 days

Save 50%

1 Year

Save 75%







+£6 VAT

+£12 VAT

+£18 VAT

An online subscription to TransportXtra works out at less than 24p per day for all the latest issues and transport intelligence
Parking Review


New Transit individual subscriptions

New Transit: Passenger Transport's Big read. Click here to subscribe today Widely read by rail, light rail and bus operators, local and central governments, the city, consultants and suppliers, New Transit delivers comprehensive passenger transport analysis and comment.

New Transit magazine is published by Contact Plus 24 Limited. Please subscribe via their dedicated website.

Not ready to subscribe? Take a 2 week free trial