A Silver Routemaster Will be the Star of London's "Year of the Bus"

By Gerald Lynch on at

Already today  we've celebrated the iconic red double decker by revealing 18 little-known facts about London's buses, and now Mayor Boris Johnson has officially kicked off 2014's "Year of the Bus" by announcing a host of events inspired by London's arterial bus service.

With the "jump-on" Routemaster celebrating its 60th year in service (alongside 75th and 100th anniversaries for the RT-Type and B-Type buses), Transport for London has collaborated with the London Transport Museum on a programme to mark the milestones across the capital.

These events will include a major exhibition at the London Transport Museum, looking into the vital work the B-Type carried out during the First World War, and will also feature a full restoration of one of the aged B-Type buses. This will then feature as part of a cavalcade of buses from the last century which will take to the Capital's streets for one last lap of honour.

Also, one of the latest "green-friendly" Routemaster buses has been resprayed silver to mark the occasion, and will serve London's number 10 bus route over the course of the year. You can see it pictured above, courtesy of LondonSE1.