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London Latest
Brave New World
January 2003
Recent initiatives in London have ushered in a brave new world of transport to the capital.   London General have introduced articulated buses (1) to the centre of London for the first time which operate on the Red Arrow services between Victoria and Waterloo stations .   To speed boarding, only pre-paid tickets bought at roadside ticket machines (2) are accepted.   Standard Mercedes/Citaros are also being used by First Capital on the new high profile RV1 route (3 and 5) that serves the South Bank.   Although they are not to everyone’s liking, they are certainly distinctive and bring a cosmopolitan feeling to the streets of London.   The death of the double-decker though has been greatly exaggerated and it is refreshing to see East Lancs and Wright (4) making inroads to the multitude of Plaxton and Alexander vehicles already in service.
London Latest
All photos taken on Friday 13th September 2002.   Click to enlarge.
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  1. London General Mercedes Citaro artic MAL4 (BX02YZJ) at Waterloo station
  2. Ticket machine at Victoria bus station
  3. First Capital Mercedes Citaro EC2010 (LT02NUJ) on the South Bank
  4. London General Wright bodied Volvo WVL11 (LG02KHJ) at Clapham
  5. First Capital Mercedes Citaro EC2009 (LT02NUH) on the South Bank
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