Saturday 15 December 2018
Vantura Systems

A New Bus for London


The New Bus for London will be a bus the Capital can be proud of. Inspired by the old Routemaster, it will be modern, fully accessible and use the latest green technology.

The countdown to the new bus is now on. A full-size mock-up of the bus, made by Wrightbus of Northern Ireland, arrived in London in November 2010 where it was officially unveiled by the Mayor.

The design of the New Bus for London is inspired by the old Routemaster. The hop on hop off platform is specially designed to work as an open platform, but with the possibility of closing it as well. Ventura Systems has therefore designed the new round Inward Swinging door leaves to make this incredible design possible. Besides this new door, the New bus also has a Inward Swinging Door in the front and a Plug Sliding Door in the middle of the bus. The first full scale prototype has been produced.

Transport for London has taken these wraps off the New Bus for London development vehicle and has announced that the first six vehicles off the production line will enter service with Arriva early next year.

Between now and the types entry into service, the development vehicle will undertake a rigorous series of trials at the Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire to validate the vehicle’s structure.

The prototype will arrive in London in November 2011 and the first five buses will enter passenger service in early 2012.

Ventura Systems BV • De Marne 216 • 8701 MH Bolsward • the Netherlands • Tel. +31 515 577750 • Fax +31 515 577751

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