Meet the new London routemaster
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.