One of the detrimental claims made by Boris Johnson and his supporters about the articulated buses which once operated in London was that they were “junction blockers”. Today is the first full day of operation for the first batch of production models of the Mayor’s expensive, overweight and under-capacity New Bus For London on route 24. Here’s what happened, observed by Camden New Journal’s Richard Osley: Yes, it’s an excessively long, brand new, bespoke vehicle which has broken down and is blocking a junction. Way to “Smooth Traffic Flow” Boris.
UPDATE (Tom) – Richard has posted his own blog of the incident with a better picture. The vehicle is LT15, delivered in early June, and since it’s not on the 24 route was presumably entering service from Holloway Depot about half a mile away.
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