Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Buses issue in London mayor race

Buses are a major issue in the campaign for London mayor. At issue is Ken Livingstone's replacement of the iconic double decker Routemasters with long "bendy buses" as they have been come to be called in the race. Challenger Boris Johnson is vowing to go back to a Routemaster type bus, though with an important difference -- accessibility. The old Routemasters weren't accessible. Opponents don't like the new buses because they say they are hard to get around and enable people to avoid paying fares. (Photo of old style Routemaster by Rudi Ashdown via


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