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No more red double-decker buses :(

Old Dec 9th 2005, 3:22 pm
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End of the road for London's iconic Routemaster bus


One of the things I've always wanted to do since I was a little kid was ride on one of London's red double-decker buses. The one visit I made to England in 2003 did not include this experience, mostly because Mark thought it was silly -- "It's just a bus!" he said.

Well, now I don't know when I'll have the chance, if ever.

The funny thing is, I'm not British but even *I* feel a little sad that these buses are being decommissioned. How do you Brits feel about it? Like Mark does, or like I do?

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Old Dec 9th 2005, 3:26 pm
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Default Re: No more red double-decker buses :(

Originally Posted by Jenney & Mark

End of the road for London's iconic Routemaster bus


One of the things I've always wanted to do since I was a little kid was ride on one of London's red double-decker buses. The one visit I made to England in 2003 did not include this experience, mostly because Mark thought it was silly -- "It's just a bus!" he said.

Well, now I don't know when I'll have the chance, if ever.

The funny thing is, I'm not British but even *I* feel a little sad that these buses are being decommissioned. How do you Brits feel about it? Like Mark does, or like I do?

~ Jenney
The buses will still run on designated "tourist routes" and others will be sold to tour companies to use for guided tours.
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Old Dec 9th 2005, 3:31 pm
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Default Re: No more red double-decker buses :(

Originally Posted by BigDavyG
The buses will still run on designated "tourist routes" and others will be sold to tour companies to use for guided tours.
Thats good to know there will be some about just like our phone boxes
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Some on this forum will be pleased to read that some are being turned into travelling bars.
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Originally Posted by tony126
Some on this forum will be pleased to read that some are being turned into travelling bars.
Yep, and they're going to use 6 for emergency accomodation
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Default Re: No more red double-decker buses :(

Originally Posted by tony126
Some on this forum will be pleased to read that some are being turned into travelling bars.
You can already hire them for parties. I went on a hen night on one around the west end with various bus stops at bars and clubs. One night I'd prefer to forget :scared:
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Default Re: No more red double-decker buses :(

Originally Posted by BigDavyG
he buses will still run on designated "tourist routes" and others will be sold to tour companies to use for guided tours.
Yay!! (Of course that means it will cost more money -- and even LESS chance that I'll be able to go on one, since Mark probably wouldn't be caught dead on a tourist bus in London!)

Originally Posted by britvic
Thats good to know there will be some about just like our phone boxes
Oh yeah, the phone boxes! The difference is that (if you have the dinero) you can actually buy a red British phone box if you really wanted to!

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Default Re: No more red double-decker buses :(

Or get the real deal:
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Originally Posted by Chorlton
If I had mega bucks, I'd love one by the pool as a changeing cubicle
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Originally Posted by britvic
If I had mega bucks, I'd love one by the pool as a changeing cubicle
Put it by the pool as a shower
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Default Re: No more red double-decker buses :(

Originally Posted by Jenney & Mark

End of the road for London's iconic Routemaster bus


One of the things I've always wanted to do since I was a little kid was ride on one of London's red double-decker buses. The one visit I made to England in 2003 did not include this experience, mostly because Mark thought it was silly -- "It's just a bus!" he said.

Well, now I don't know when I'll have the chance, if ever.

The funny thing is, I'm not British but even *I* feel a little sad that these buses are being decommissioned. How do you Brits feel about it? Like Mark does, or like I do?

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Default Re: No more red double-decker buses :(

Originally Posted by Jenney & Mark
Yay!! (Of course that means it will cost more money -- and even LESS chance that I'll be able to go on one, since Mark probably wouldn't be caught dead on a tourist bus in London!)


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Originally Posted by izibear
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Is that the type with the matching clothes?
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Default Re: No more red double-decker buses :(

What a sad day, I'm just glad that they won't be totally gone.

Oh God I miss England.
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Default Re: No more red double-decker buses :(

Originally Posted by Jenney & Mark

End of the road for London's iconic Routemaster bus



The funny thing is, I'm not British but even *I* feel a little sad that these buses are being decommissioned. How do you Brits feel about it? Like Mark does, or like I do?

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i don't know, not really bothered, as long as there are a few about; it's like the red telephone booth thing. They both quite often smelt of vomit or worse too.
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