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Catch one of London's iconic red buses to see the sights of London.
Travelling on London Buses
London Buses manages bus services in London. It plans routes, specifies service levels and monitors service quality. It is also responsible for bus stations and stops and other support services. The bus services are operated by private operators, which work under contract to London Buses.
When London's urban public transport was brought together in 1933 under the auspices of the London Passenger Transport Board , the bus services covered a vast area consisting not only of what is now Greater London but also much of the adjacent counties. Within Greater London, the bus route network was complemented by tram and trolleybus systems. The trams were finally withdrawn in 1952 and the trolleybuses a decade later in 1962, with bus replacements in each case.
From 1970 to 1984, London Transport was under the direct control of the Greater London Council, and the area for which LT was legally responsible contracted to the present 1 580 square km. A few bus and Underground services continued into outlying areas beyond the Greater London boundary to maintain well-established links. In 1993 the Government decided to postpone deregulation until after the General Election which took place in May 1997.
Each weekday some 4 million journeys are made on London's bus services. More than 1.3 billion journeys were made during 2000/01, a rise of more than 3% over the previous year and the highest since 1978. Bus service levels operated during 2000/01 were the highest since 1967.
4,500 wheelchair-accessible, low-floor buses now operate on London Buses services. Dial-a-Ride, a door to door service for people not able to use mainstream public transport provides 1.2 million journeys a year. A review of this service is under way to establish how its organisation and future functions can better meet users' needs.
Buses are the best option for increasing public transport capacity in the short-term. Many initiatives are in place to make journeys as reliable, quick, and convenient comfortable, easy to use and affordable as possible.
Bus fares in 2013 were £2.40 for an adult single journey, or £1.40 for an adult single using an Oyster card.
By March 2002 all bus stops display location name and direction of travel. Stop-specific timetables have been developed and easy to understand Spider maps are displayed at key locations. Countdown gives electronic real-time information at more than 1,000 bus stops across London - and 4,000 were available by 2005.
If you decide to visit London, do not miss journey on London Buses.
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Georgian House Hotel is ideally situated in a very central location, so visiting sights all over London is quick and easy. Why not book Georgian House Hotel when you plan to travel around with London buses? You can book online or email to make a reservation on firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone on 0044(0)207 834 1438