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.
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
Source: Guardian Transport