London's iconic double-decker buses are getting a design upgrade (and greener powerplants), as revealed today on the city of London's website. Scheduled to go into service in 2012, the new bus boasts a more "light and airy feel inside the bus" due to extensive use of glass, including along the staircases (there's two), and a "hop-on, hop-off" platform has been added to the rear.
If you've only got 20 seconds to take a look, check out the quick virtual tour vid:
If you've got four minutes to spare, here's a more complete presentation of the new design:
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