Year Of The Bus: An infographic detailing facts and figures about our iconic red bus

Last year, it was all about the London Underground, but 2014 has seen the celebration of the Year Of The Bus. 2014 saw two landmarks for our beloved red transport methods – 60 years since the first Routemaster and 100 years since the B-type motor buses were used on the front line in World War I.

With so much information around about our trusty public transport methods, the team at Refresh Apartments have created a handy infographic to commemorate the Year Of The Bus and its important place within our city’s infrastructure.

The infographic dates back to 1829 when Londoners started using the inaugural horse-drawn buses, otherwise known as ‘omnibuses. The various guises London buses have grown through over the decades has been detailed, up until they went cash-free this summer.

 London bus History Infographic

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Posted on 5 Dec 2014, in History, London, Tourist Attractions and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Hey! You liked my post on about Winterville. I came to check out your blog and I personally love it. I love the personal touch and the opinions you gave. It gives a much better understanding of the place/event than most articles on TimeOut and Londonist. Right now, my blog is focused on London for foreigners/tourists. I just moved here in October. I’m guessing that somewhere down the line, it’ll become something more similar to your blog. Is it OK if I add you to my blogroll?

    • Hi, thanks for your comments. Your blog is great too, I always like to read posts on London from a newcomer/outsiders perception as I sometimes need that perspective which I can’t always see having grown up here. Of course you can add to my blogroll. Hope you’re settling into London well and enjoying the capital so far.

  2. What an interesting list of historical facts! Great blog entry.

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