This is London's latest version of the Routemaster bus, or if you like Boris Bus, so named because Mayor Boris Johnson got rid of the articulated bendy buses and ordered development of a new Routemaster. They have a rear platform used only when a conductor is on board, otherwise the rear platform is closed. It is suggested the EU will take a dim view of this possibly unsafe method of boarding or alighting from the bus, so there may not be much of an export market for the Boris Bus. It certainly looks very sleek.
Mayoral candidate, again, 'Red' Ken Livingstone, says he will cancel the Boris Bus order if he is elected in the election that has just ended, I think.
While normally a would vote for a left candidate, such a Livingstone, he has some weird ideas and I am not keen on many of his policies. So I will cast my virtual vote for the Tory Boris. (Hmm, I wonder if there were other more appealing candidates?)