Friday, May 4, 2012

London Double-Decker Hybrid

No one can deny that the double-decker buses occupying the streets of London, England are a national icon, yet it would appear that they are about to get a makeover both in form and function. 

It looks like our friends across the pond may be getting a stylish new fleet of double-decker buses to replace the iconic red public chariots that occupy the busy streets of London, England. Having recently hit the streets, the new hybrid double-decker is the work of designer Thomas Heatherwick in collaboration with specialist bus manufacturer Wrightbus. 

The newly revamped bus combines a modern form with some inspiration from the 1950’s era Routemasters that were quite popular among commuters of England’s bustling capital. In fact, this is the first time in over 50 years that the Transport for London has commissioned a new bus built specially for the city.












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