London’s ‘Boris bus’ reaches end of road as Sadiq Khan halts purchases

London’s ‘Boris bus’ reaches end of road as Sadiq Khan halts purchases
Blow to Boris Johnson’s legacy as capital’s mayor drops ‘costly’ new Routemasters to help pay for four-year fares freeze

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.

A 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.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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