J3675 : London buses, Belfast

taken 8 years ago, near to Ballymacarret, Sydenham, Queens Island and Ballyhackamore, Northern Ireland

London buses, Belfast
London buses, Belfast
A batch of Ballymena built 'Boris' buses in Belfast.....
The 'New Bus For London' buses are built in Ballymena and many are stored here, off Airport Road in Belfast, before export to London. They are also frequently seen testing on roads near the Wrightbus factory and around County Antrim.
New Routemaster

The New Routemaster, is an 87 seat diesel-electric hybrid bus inspired by the AEC Routemaster buses LinkExternal link originally introduced in the 1950's and finally retired from London public transport in 2005.

The new bus features three entrances and two staircases with the rear stair curving around the rear from an openable 'hop-on hop-off' rear, much like the original Routemaster.

Designed by Heatherwick Studio LinkExternal link the buses are built in Ireland by Wrightbus LinkExternal link
The first 8 buses entered service from February 2012 on route 38 between Victoria and Hackney Marsh in time for the 2012 London Olympics.
The first full route conversion took place on Saturday 22 June 2013, on the route 24 between Hampstead Heath and Pimlico.

More than 600 New Routemaster buses will enter passenger service by 2016.

The bus was originally referred to as New Bus for London and NBL4 and is also nick-named "Boris Bus" or "Borismaster" after Boris Johnson the Mayor of London who introduced them.

Wikipedia LinkExternal link

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Saturday, 16 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Monday, 18 August, 2014
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