New Bus For London

Author: Martin S. Curtis
ISBN: 9781908347305
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Martin Curtis's definitive account of the history of the 'new bus for London' project from its start through to the gradual conversion of routes to the Borismaster operation in 2013 and 2014 draws upon his knowledge of the bus industry from his own professional involvement.

The Routemaster Pocket Book

Author: Matthew Jones
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1784424676
Size: 18,78 MB
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Nothing encapsulates the essence of London quite like the red double-decker Routemaster bus. Its iconic design, since its 1956 inception, has become as much a symbol of the capital as St Paul's or Tower Bridge. The design was revolutionary, drawing largely on the many innovative technological advances brought about by the development of aircraft during the Second World War. Boasting a lightweight, two-part sub frame assembly, independent front suspension, an automatic gearbox, power-hydraulic braking and power-steering, this truly modern machine was like nothing seen before in public transport. The Routemaster was specifically designed and constructed for service in the tough operating conditions of London and its suburbs. It served this vast area for nearly half a century and its utility and mechanical reliability made it a dependable workhorse for London Transport, leading to several refurbishments and life extensions before it was finally withdrawn from general service in 2005. Cherished by the public and tourists alike, it is a genuine classic and many heritage examples remain in working order – indeed, you can still hop on a Routemaster on parts of London's number 9 and 15 routes. This book is a delightful celebration of the Routemaster, using authentic material covering its exterior and interior design, technical aspects and operation, and illustrated with diagrams and line drawings throughout. There are sections on learning to be a bus driver (circa 1960), behind the scenes in a bus garage, reports and press releases on the first Routemasters, timetables and bus maps from 1956, instructions for drivers and conductors, and even a user's guide to the Gibson bus ticket machine for all aspiring 'clippies'. As Mayor of London Boris Johnson's 'new' Routemaster takes to the road it is a timely reminder of just how great the original was.

London S New Routemasters

Author: David Beddall
Editor: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445687399
Size: 15,36 MB
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A collection of photographs documenting the 'new bus for London' - the new Routemaster sporting a dual-staircase and three doors.


Author: Douglas Murphy
Editor: Repeater
ISBN: 1910924598
Size: 18,91 MB
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In a world where the built environment seems ever more shaped by invisible market forces, where modern architecture can seem to dissolve into a generic void, sometimes it takes a very special person to make a difference. Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson was Mayor of London from 2008 until 2016, during which time he took a remarkably keen interest in the built environment, commissioning, guiding, and shaping all manner of different projects. With his achievements he showed us all that massive privilege, leaping ambition, no concern for detail and a wasp’s attention span needn’t hold you back when it comes to creating terrible architecture. Nincompoopolis examines the built legacy of Johnson’s tenure, from his embarrassing follies to the folly of his policies, and wonders if there’s anything that can be learned from letting someone like him have a go at one the world’s great cities.

Time Out London

Author: Editors of Time Out
Editor: Time Out Guides
ISBN: 184670426X
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The 21st edition of Time Out London will help visitors to navigate the 2000 year old city, from the many must visits through to the eccentricities and particularities that give London its flavor. Time Out keeps you abreast of the latest in terms of cultural events, entertainment, restaurants, shopping, bar and pub scene, as well as taking you to the out-of-the-way neighborhoods in the throes of gentrification. Day trips and local excursions are also recommended, as rolling hills, seaside walks and ancient cities are all within your grasp. Whether your stay is brief or lengthy, Time Out will help you make the most of your time.

Air Quality

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Environmental Audit Committee
Editor: The Stationery Office
ISBN: 9780215545152
Size: 11,57 MB
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Air Quality : Fifth report of session 2009-10, Vol. 2: Oral and written Evidence

The London Ls

Author: Matthew Wharmby
Editor: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473862299
Size: 17,84 MB
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Dissatisfied with the reliability of its AEC Merlin and Swift single-deck buses, London Transport in 1973 purchased six Leyland Nationals for evaluation. Liking what it saw of this ultimate standard product, where even the paint swatch was of Leylands choice, LT took up an option to buy fifty more from a canceled export order and then bought further batches of 110, 30 and 140 to bring the LS class to 437 members by the middle of 1980. A year later the last MBAs and SMSs were replaced on Red Arrow services by sixty-nine new Leyland National 2s.Straightforward but reliable, the LS satisfied London Transports single-deck needs for a decade and a half, often standing in for double-deckers when needed, and then going on to help hold the fort during the tough years of early tendering, during which some innovative LS operations introduced several new liveries and identities. The type served the ten years expected out of it with few worries, only starting to disappear when minibuses came on strength at the end of the 1980s. Although the LS was formally retired by 1992, refurbishment programs gave survivors an extended lease of life, bringing us the National Greenway, the ultimate development of the Leyland National. Most of the Red Arrow National 2s thus became GLSs, and lasted until 2002.Matthew Wharmby is an author, photographer and editor specializing in London bus history. His published books include London Transports Last Buses: Leyland Olympians L 1-263, Routemaster Requiem and Routemaster Retrospective (with Geoff Rixon), London Transport 1970-1984 (with R. C. Riley), The London Titan and The London Metrobus. He has also written many articles for Buses, Bus & Coach Preservation, Classic Bus and London Bus Magazine.

A New Fares Contract For London

Author: Tony Grayling
Editor: Institute for Public Policy Research
ISBN: 9781860301001
Size: 16,36 MB
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Bus Transportation

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From London To Laurel Canyon

Author: Elizabeth Heaton
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 149908238X
Size: 16,39 MB
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In a land far, far, away.... and another lifetime really, there was a fair maiden, whose beauty was beyond compare. She was wise way beyond her years, and matured at a very young age. There was a " window of opportunity" in the mid-sixties, that she was mysteriously aware of, and knew instinctively to take advantage of it before it vanished........ she had her mother's blessing, as her mother knew that opportunities rarely came knocking..... For those few short years, she took full advantage of her youth and stunning good looks. Many doors were opened to her, simply because she was lucky in that respect. This is her story and the myriad cast of famous characters who crossed her path from the music, film, and rock and roll heyday