— Amelia (@milly_lia) July 20, 2014
We could take a guess…
What made me jump on this 148? Which idiot decided to make a bus with no [...]
The hottest day of the year so far in London today – 30°C.
Boris Johnson has described his “New Routemaster” as having amazing new air conditioning .
TfL Commissioner Sir Peter Hendy has claimed that the new bus, when the cooling is working properly, is cooler than the equivalent latest ordinary [...]
Last weekend saw London’s celebration of 60 years of the first prototype of the Routemaster bus – the vehicle which saw regular service on the streets of London for nearly 50 years. Boris Johnson’s New Routemaster (née New Bus For London) is an attempt to ape the external design of (and cash in on [...]
It’s the middle of summer and, guess what, reports of sauna-like conditions on the “New Routemaster” vehicles continue.
Transport for London has issued the following statement in response to an enquiry about the manufacture, operation and efficacy of the cooling system on these vehicles:
The manufacturer of the air cooling system is Heavac of The [...]
Yes, summer is definitely here and so are the very real problems with the temperature and humidity on Boris Johnson’s vanity bus.
Just a few weeks ago, TfL Commissioner Sir Peter Hendy was dismissing the unacceptably hot and humid conditions on these brand new vehicles as “a folk myth” – so how are [...]
After last year’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office world tour by two (later three, presumably to cope with the breakdowns) of WrightBus’s Boris Johnson-commissioned New Bus For London vehicles, orders for this “pinnacle of British automotive engineering design” must surely be rolling in in an uncontrollable tsunami of enthusiasm from those countries [...]
Now TfL Commissioner, Sir Peter Hendy, is claiming that the unacceptably high temperatures and sauna-like conditions experienced over the past week on the New Bus For London are “a folk myth” – despite all the evidence to the contrary.
@simonmayo routemaster air-conditioning terrible
— Mark Bolstridge (@mark_bolstridge) May 19, 2014
Yes, it’s Monday and a high of 26°C in London. How did other Londoners enjoy their journeys on Boris Johnson’s New Bus For London today?
Your new buses are hotter than hell @TfLOfficial
— lucyburchell (@lucyburchell) May [...]
Sir Peter Hendy, Commissioner of Transport for London, speaking about the New Bus For London in June 2013:
It’s fabulous. It’s a lovely vehicle, very comfortable, popular, well-designed – everyone likes it. They love it.
According to the Met Office, a high of 24°C in central London today.
You can use the word “iconic” as often as you like – it doesn’t change the fact that the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has inflicted upon London [...]
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