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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Routemaster London Bus

The Routemaster, a double-decker bus, was built by the Associated Equipment Company and Park Royal Vehicles between 1954 and 1968. The Routemaster was introduced by London Transport in 1956 and saw continuous service in London until 2005. Two heritage routes in central London remain, however, and approximately 1,000 Routemasters are still in existence. The Routemaster was a pioneering design and outlasted several of its replacement types.

Routemaster London Bus

The Routemaster became one of London's most famous symbols, and a lot of tourist paraphernalia still bears Routemaster imagery. Despite the retirement of the original version, the Routemaster has remained an icon, and an updated version entered service in February 2012.

Visitors to London wishing to ride one of the famous buses can try one of two routes. Route 9H (Heritage) stops at the following locations: Kensington High Street Addison Road, High Street Kensington Station, Royal Albert Hall, Knightsbridge Station, Hyde Park Corner Station, Green Park Station, Piccadilly Circus Station and Trafalgar Square. Alternatively, Route 15H covers the folowing stops: Tower Hill Station, Cannon Street Station, Mansion House Station, St Paul's Churchyard, City Thameslink Station, Aldwych, Charing Cross Station and Trafalgar Square.

Visitors to London may also want to visit one of London's many other attractions such as the Tate Modern or Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese pub.

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