Visitors to the Royal Society of Arts annual design exhibition this year can see the way some of Britain's brightest young designer students see the next generation of London's double-decker buses. The designer brief required that the new "bus should be suitable for both one-man and two-crew operation, with special attention to quick and efficient fare-collecting systems. It also called for a good ratio between sitting and standing space on the lower deck (by law, buses are not allowed to carry standing passengers upstairs) and for special attention to be given to the needs of elderly, disabled, or heavily laden passengers. It was also suggested that students pay close attention to the driver's compartment, and the needs of vehicle maintenance through easy access to the main mechanical components. And, the judges sought a "friendly" appearance which would not date quickly.

  • Publication Date: 1984-7

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  • Accession Number: 00389852
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1984 12:00AM