...and thanks to Ewan for finding the entrant from Poland.
I like the third one. Come to think of it, couldn't they just use one of the next-generation bendy tube trains?
Tsk tsk Bobbin. I assume you are referring to Boris's own patented, revolutionary, radical, air-conditioned Ken-busting, super trains quickly rolled out across all the major transport hubs?
That last one with the back of the bendy wrapped over the top is sheer class.
Watch for it illustrating an article about 'HOW BENDY BUSES WILL KILL YOUR CHILDREN IF YOU DON'T VOTE REPUBLICAN' *real soon now*.
ha ha very funny ha ha. Londoners are going to be laughing much harder once the last bendy firetrap is pensioned off. I can't wait.
Why wait when you can start laughing now?
I love the old Routemasters but is it really a good use of our money to pursue this Boris vanity project?And as for Kulveer Ranger, apart from not coming up with the Oystercard, what qualifies him to judge on the design of a bus?Must have had Tonkas and Matchbox as a child I suppose.
'apart from coming up with the Oyster card'It turned out that he didn't even do that.
Being a car loving Thatcherite is considered sufficient qualification by the neocon brains trust behind this boondoggle.
Interesting that Boris Watch estimates that replacing the bendies will result in an additional £60m operational costs per year for TfL, based on London Travelwatch research on the first three routes up for tender.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/boriswatchuk/~3/407648180/I'll be amazed to see how Boris convinces the electorate that a vanity project with no passenger benefits is "value for money" at this price.
Well we should find out soon. His draft transport strategy and the Routemaster design winner will be announced before the end of next month.It will be interesting to see if their cost analysis is the same as Travelwatch's.
Given Boris's complete loss of direction, I'm betting on his new bus being a three-part bendy bus.After all, it's operating costs can be reduced by 33% and the capital costs will be just 50% - all you need to do is add a carriage to the existing buses. If you think I'm bonkers, it's the obvious solution if allwe are concerned about is cutting costs.
Be careful Vic, you will give the bendy Jihadists a scare.
There's a certain mad nobility in this blog's obsessive support for the most unpopular vehicles in London. What's next - a campaign to rehabilitate Rose West?
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