Routemaster buses in London to be refitted with windows that open

Routemaster buses in London to be refitted with windows that open

Boris Johnson chided by assembly members for ordering fleet of new vehicles with design that left passengers suffering temperatures of 30C and above

Boris Johnson’s new London Routemaster buses, described as a “cauldron on wheels” will be fitted with new opening windows to prevent passengers overheating – at a cost of £2m.

Transport for London confirmed on Friday that the buses – nicknamed “Roastmasters” for their stifling design – would be refitted with opening windows on the top decks after passenger concerns.

Related: How the New Routemaster came full circle: back to a regular old London bus

Thanks TFL for the Sauna on the way home, at least the Piccadilly line isn’t as bad as the windowless & air-con-less 38 Routemaster! #fail

So clever of Thomas Heatherwick to design a giant rolling sauna. I always thought saunas were far too small and stationary #routemaster

Routemaster mobile sauna buses to finally get windows that open! About bloody time http://t.co/03imIDcomS

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Source: Guardian Transport

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