London mayor Sadiq Khan halts purchases for Heatherwick-designed London buses

  January 03, 2017 - 18:01   2953     Submitted by WA Contents

Sadiq Khan has dumped the “Boris bus”, a key part of the now foreign secretary’s legacy as London mayor, because it is too expensive to produce. The new generation of red double-decker Routemasters, with folding doors that allow passengers to hop on and off, was introduced by Johnson in 2012, to great fanfare.

Designer Thomas Heatherwick was credited with giving the new Routemaster a modern “London look”.......Continue Reading

Top image: London Bus designed by Heatherwick studio in May 2010, courtesy of Heatherwick studio.

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