Londoners welcome back the Routemaster

Today Londoners welcomed the new and improved Routemaster to the streets.┬áThe mayor called the bus “stunning” and “tailored to the London passenger”. However the maiden voyage was not without controversy. Following closely behind the new bus was a protest bus being driven by people attacking the rise in public transport fares in London.

Although the sight of the classic Routemaster is welcomed by most, many doubt the practicality.┬áCaroline Pidgeon, leader of the Lib Dems on the London Assembly, said: “What Boris Johnson has managed to achieve is to hike up the cost of a single bus fare by 50% and ensure that buses on routes across London are far more crowded.