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#41
London United New Wrightbus SRM

Front - https://www.flickr.com/photos/46341292@N05/25745442661/
Rear - https://www.flickr.com/photos/46341292@N...otostream/
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#42
(16 Mar 2016, 9:38 pm)Malarkey Wrote: London United New Wrightbus SRM

Front - https://www.flickr.com/photos/46341292@N05/25745442661/
Rear - https://www.flickr.com/photos/46341292@N...otostream/

Apart from the obvious styling (and, no doubt, the ancilliaries), that must be significantly different from the Borismaster, as it has the radiators where the rear entrance would be.
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#43
I believe it's actually on a Volvo B5LH chassis hence the rear end
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#44
(16 Mar 2016, 10:00 pm)Stephen James Peter Johns Wrote: I believe it's actually on a Volvo B5LH chassis hence the rear end

It is indeed a Volvo B5LH Chassis with the bodywork a slightly modified NBFL
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#45
(16 Mar 2016, 9:38 pm)Malarkey Wrote: London United New Wrightbus SRM

Front - https://www.flickr.com/photos/46341292@N05/25745442661/
Rear - https://www.flickr.com/photos/46341292@N...otostream/

Weird, I'm off to London in three weeks so I'll try to catch one
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#46
(16 Mar 2016, 11:12 pm)NK53 TKT Wrote: Weird, I'm off to London in three weeks so I'll try to catch one

There might only be one . . .
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#47
(16 Mar 2016, 11:54 pm)G-CPTN Wrote: There might only be one . . .

Huh  Is it a one off?
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#48
(16 Mar 2016, 11:57 pm)NK53 TKT Wrote: Huh  Is it a one off?

So far, I believe.

Quote:Pictured at Covent Garden on 16/03/16 having just been launched is the very first Wrightbus 'SRM' - Son of Routemaster, a 2 door New Routemaster body on Volvo chassis.
 
This still unregistered and unumbered vehicle is for London United.
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(17 Mar 2016, 12:37 am)G-CPTN Wrote: So far, I believe.

oh
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#50
Haven't long picked up an email from Tfl about their fares.

Quote:'...Sadiq Khan is freezing all fares on buses and trams and all pay as you go and paper single fares on Tube and DLR services.'

It goes on about bike hire/access charges being frozen as well as PAYG journeys where Tfl fares apply. 

After the closing salutation the email continues

Quote:Daily and weekly caps cannot be included because they're set with Train Companies under guidance from the Department for Transport, the Mayor does not control them

It isn't just me is it?
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#51
(25 Nov 2016, 8:34 pm)Andreos1 Wrote: Haven't long picked up an email from Tfl about their fares.


It goes on about bike hire/access charges being frozen as well as PAYG journeys where Tfl fares apply. 

After the closing salutation the email continues


It isn't just me is it?

Didn't Ken get into trouble when he tried that? (1981 - way before Boris came on the scene):- Fares fair.
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#52
(25 Nov 2016, 9:08 pm)G-CPTN Wrote: Didn't Ken get into trouble when he tried that? (1981 - way before Boris came on the scene):- Fares fair.

Didn't he drop fares before freezing? Rather than just freezing them as they are.
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#53
(25 Nov 2016, 11:25 pm)Andreos1 Wrote: Didn't he drop fares before freezing? Rather than just freezing them as they are.

Indeed.

At the time I saw it as a smart move which would result in many more people using public transport rather than bothering with their own cars.
The objections were based on the increases in 'council tax' across London to pay for the reduction - those 'unable' (or unwilling) to access the Tube or buses weren't happy to subsidise their fellow 'citizens'.
Quote:One aspect of the London Transport reforms was however maintained; the new system of flat fares within ticket zones, and the inter-modal Travelcard ticket continues as the basis of the ticketing system.
The GLC then put together new measures in the hope of reducing London Transport fares by the more modest amount of 25%, taking them back to roughly the price that they were when Livingstone's administration took office; it was ruled legal in January 1983, and subsequently implemented.
From:- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Living...ort_policy
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#54
https://twitter.com/transportsparks/stat...6007460865

An excellent initiative. One that could be replicated elsewhere?
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#55
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-48234306

Hydrogen buses for London
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