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Both the BBC and the Times carry articles about the new Routemaster project, dubbed 'Son of Routemaster'. Says the Times:

The open-platform bus that allows passengers to hop on and off without waiting for the driver to release the doors could return to London’s streets, only this time it would be able to carry wheelchairs and prams.

The “son of Routemaster”, as the new design has been dubbed, strongly resembles the original, which is still one of the capital’s best-recognised symbols, despite being withdrawn in December 2005.

Capoco, one of the world’s leading bus design companies, which helped to develop the majority of London’s 8,000 buses, has produced detailed plans for a Routemaster replacement that could enter service within three years.

It would burn hydrogen rather than diesel, meaning the only emission would be water vapour.