|Broken down bus|
Even the vaunted 'on-off' hop on and off system is frequently not in operation as the doors are closed, adding to the sweat box conditions.
Speaking to MayorWatch the Mayor defended his expensive new buses:
“We will ensure these buses more than earn their keep over the next few years. By keeping them in harness in the capital for the entirety of their useful life, we will be extracting every last drop of value out of them.”But Green Assembly Member Darren Johnson said:
“The New Bus for London is an expensive vanity project which the next Mayor will abandon as an outdated and polluting waste of money. Londoners’ simply can’t afford the higher fares that will come from paying £37m a year to bus assistants whose only real job is to stop people falling off the rear platform when it is open".