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Meet the new London routemaster

12 November 2010 Last updated at 17:50 GMT

A full-scale model of London's new Routemaster bus has been unveiled.

London mayor Boris Johnson said the buses, which will come into service 2012, were a combination of "nostalgia" and the "latest technology".

The fuel-efficient bus will be quieter than its diesel-run predecessor and have a platform offering passengers the traditional hop-on hop-off service.

The new bus will return to the driver-and-conductor model - a key feature of the original version.

Alice Bhandhukravi reports.