And so here we have it. The final designs for what I assume we must still call Boris's "New Routemaster"
I say "I assume" because there doesn't seem to be much left that's Routemasterish about it.
Where's the distinctive front cab, or the open platform (now a door)?
Why no single entrance, or single staircase?
It's just a standard double decker plus an extra door, extra staircase, and an extra member of staff.
I mean it's not horrible. In fact compared to some of the horrendous designs we've seen over the past year it doesn't look too bad.
It's just not a Routemaster.
It's an expensive theme park ride/coach trip hybrid with a curved roof, higher staffing costs, and a draft at the back.
I don't hate it, I just don't really see the point. Do you?