|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.