Monday, September 24, 2007

A cherished London’s hallmark goes green

One of London’s famous attractions, those bright red double-storey buses, found so often roaming about the tight old streets of London, have just gone green.

Among all the hype of going green, created by the media of rich countries, it is the City of London that has taken the first step. Or, in this case, a double-decker step.

The city’ Transport Department has introduced a first-ever hybrid public bus – a double-decker that runs on both electric power and diesel oil.

The bus will ply the route 141 between the famous landmark – London Bridge and Palmers Green, via the business districts of Bank and Monument and Moorgate.

The city plans to introduce more such buses in near future and mayor hopes to have all public vehicles running on electric power by the end of next decade.

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