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London bus drivers to strike on same day as tube strike
London bus drivers to strike on same day as tube strike

London bus drivers to strike on same day as tube strike

Over 1,600 bus drivers based mainly in West London are to go on strike later this month, on the same day as a tube and London Overground strike are taking place.

Aug
05
London’s WW2 experiment with coal-powered buses
London’s WW2 experiment with coal-powered buses

London’s WW2 experiment with coal-powered buses

For a few years, London had an experimental fleet of buses that dragged a trailer behind them burning a unique type of gas, made from burning coal.

May
10
Tickets Alert: Plumstead bus garage 40th anniversary
Tickets Alert: Plumstead bus garage 40th anniversary

Tickets Alert: Plumstead bus garage 40th anniversary

Next month marks the 40th anniversary of Plumstead bus garage, and they're having a public open day to celebrate.

Sep
14
2021
Could the pantograph make a return to London’s buses?
Could the pantograph make a return to London’s buses?

Could the pantograph make a return to London’s buses?

A trial of a new electric bus in South London could see the pantograph return to London's buses, some 60 years after the last Trolleybus ran in London.

Jun
01
2021
See vintage tube trains and buses in London on Sunday
See vintage tube trains and buses in London on Sunday

See vintage tube trains and buses in London on Sunday

This coming Sunday, a vintage tube train will be running through central London, and out at Epping, vintage buses will travel around the countryside.

Feb
21
2019
Do Londoners dream of electric buses?
Do Londoners dream of electric buses?

Do Londoners dream of electric buses?

Londoners might not dream of electric buses, but this ordinary looking bus garage in Waterloo features in the dreams of people from across the world who come to visit it.

Jun
26
2018
A chance to go inside the concrete marvel that’s Stockwell Bus Garage
A chance to go inside the concrete marvel that’s Stockwell Bus Garage

A chance to go inside the concrete marvel that’s Stockwell Bus Garage

Hidden away on a side street in South London can be found one of London’s post-war architectural marvels, and this Saturday will be a chance to go inside.

Oct
10
2016
Tube style route maps coming to London buses
Tube style route maps coming to London buses

Tube style route maps coming to London buses

Later this month, two bus routes in London will get onboard digital displays that look rather like tube maps.

Sep
12
2016
Historic London Bus Heads to France for Somme Anniversary
Historic London Bus Heads to France for Somme Anniversary

Historic London Bus Heads to France for Somme Anniversary

A one-hundred year old London bus will be heading to France later this month, to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.

May
15
2016
Bus Shelters to display Tube disruption warnings
Bus Shelters to display Tube disruption warnings

Bus Shelters to display Tube disruption warnings

Bus shelters could soon start coming with emergency warnings from TfL, under plans to replace display signs at a number of locations across London.

Oct
06
2015
Camberwell bus garage open to the public this weekend
Camberwell bus garage open to the public this weekend

Camberwell bus garage open to the public this weekend

On Saturday 5 September, Camberwell Bus Garage will open its doors to members of the public in the next of a series of bus garage open days.

Aug
31
2015
Bus Garage Open Days Announced
Bus Garage Open Days Announced

Bus Garage Open Days Announced

Next weekend, the first in a series of open-days will take place at Bus Garages across London. The open days follow the popularity of such events as part of last year’s Year of the Bus.

Jun
11
2015
TfL expanding “bums on bus seats” sensor trial
TfL expanding “bums on bus seats” sensor trial

TfL expanding “bums on bus seats” sensor trial

Last year, TfL started a trial of a technology that can tell people how many seats are available on the upper deck of a bus. It ran on just the one bus on route 141 during the trial.

Apr
08
2015
TfL testing new display screens in buses
TfL testing new display screens in buses

TfL testing new display screens in buses

Double decker buses are starting to get intelligent. They know how many people are upstairs, and which seats they are sitting on. And soon they will start telling you.

Jun
22
2014
Regent Street filled with vintage buses
Regent Street filled with vintage buses

Regent Street filled with vintage buses

Today nearly 50 buses of various vintages from exceptionally old to so young the paint was barely dry filled Regent Street for a display that felt as static as a normal rush hour, except that frustrated faces were replaced with happy smiles.

Jun
22
2014
Tours inside West Ham Bus Garage
Tours inside West Ham Bus Garage

Tours inside West Ham Bus Garage

Just as this weekend offers a chance to see inside one of the post-war bus garage icons, there is a chance the following weekend to see inside a very different, yet kindred structure.

Jun
17
2014
A new book about the New Bus for London
A new book about the New Bus for London

A new book about the New Bus for London

A new bus needs a new book, so the New Bus for London has gained an official New Book about the New Bus.

Jun
01
2014
Vintage buses to run around Wembley
Vintage buses to run around Wembley

Vintage buses to run around Wembley

Another of London's bus garages is set to let the general public inside for a look around next Saturday, and offer trips around the area in vintage buses.

May
30
2014
Night Bus
Night Bus

Night Bus

This is the Night Bus passing through Brixon, Bringing the drunks and the cleaners to the station, Cleaners for the rich, cleaners for the poor,

May
12
2014
Date for this year’s Imberbus Event announced
Date for this year’s Imberbus Event announced

Date for this year’s Imberbus Event announced

As you may recall, last year I spent a delightful day riding in a collection of London heritage buses to visit an abandoned village in the middle of the Salisbury military training grounds.

Feb
05
2014
Look out for a silver Boris Bus on the streets
Look out for a silver Boris Bus on the streets

Look out for a silver Boris Bus on the streets

Earlier today, a planned press launch for the Year of the Bus descended somewhat into farce as protesters tried to drown out the event.

Jan
27
2014
Important News About Bus Route 9
Important News About Bus Route 9

Important News About Bus Route 9

TfL is proposing to remove the heritage buses from the route this coming July.

Jan
23
2014
The Fraud that Killed Off London’s First Electric Buses
The Fraud that Killed Off London’s First Electric Buses

The Fraud that Killed Off London’s First Electric Buses

The news is gushing today about a new electric bus service in some place outside London (and hence insignificant), but had things turned out ever so slightly differently, the electric bus would be a normal sight on the streets of London today.

Jan
09
2014
100th anniversary of Merton Bus Garage
100th anniversary of Merton Bus Garage

100th anniversary of Merton Bus Garage

One hundred and two years ago, the London General Omnibus Company stopped using horses to draw its buses around the city, and a couple of years later, opened a brand new bus garage to cope with demand for its petrol based vehicles.

Nov
17
2013