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Surrey bus drivers to be balloted for strike action

Bus drivers are to be balloted for strikes in a row over pay and conditions.

Members of Unite working for Abellio in Surrey will vote over the next fortnight on whether to launch a campaign of industrial action.

The union claimed pay and conditions were being "salami sliced".

A file photo of a bus strike Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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Teenager to appear in court over bus stabbing

A 15-year-old boy has been accused of grievous bodily harm with intent after a boy of the same age was stabbed on a bus.

Police were called to St Helier Avenue in Sutton on Friday afternoon, following the incident on a route 151 vehicle.

The victim is in a serious but stable condition in hospital.

The accused will appear at Croydon Youth Court on November 11.

Free ride on a Routemaster as part of Jubilee Celebration

This weekend you can ride a Routemaster for free as more than 100 Iconic Routemaster Buses gather in Central London for the Routemaster Diamond Jubilee Celebration. More than 130 are booked to appear at the event this weekend.

The event at Finsbury Park will also feature different buses from the past century from the 1020s to the modern day Routemaster.

Man in court over stabbed driver

A man will appear in court today charged with murdering a driver who was stabbed before crashing his car into a bus, in south-west London.

23-year-old Robert Anderson, from Balham, is accused of killing Babafemi Junaid, who died after being stabbed in the heart, in February.

The 22-year-old was involved in a crash near Stockwell Underground station in south London. Police found him inside his car with stab wounds.

Detectives believe Mr Junaid was stabbed in Clapham Road around 50 yards from the collision before getting into his car and crashing into the bus.

In February a 17-year-old and 18-year-old were also charged with his murder.

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New trains aim to be 'Boris bus of the Underground'

The new Routemaster bus used on the 38 route passes Credit: PA

The managing director of the London Underground has said that he wants the next generation of Tube trains to echo the style of the Boris bus, according to the Evening Standard.

The newspaper reported Mike Brown saying he was "unashamedly" branding the rains as the New Tube for London.

Full details of LU’s £16 billion order for almost 200 new trains for the deep-level Central, Bakerloo, Waterloo & City and Piccadilly lines will soon be published, with bidders expected to include Bombardier and Siemens as well as Hitachi and Spain’s CAF.

Fifth bus route to be served entirely by routemasters

Bus route 148 will become the fifth in London to be served by the new routemaster, according to Transport for London. More than 600 New Routemasters is expected to enter passenger service by 2016.

'Year of the bus'

Mayor of London launches 'Year of the Bus'

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, will formally launch the Year of the Bus today as the capital celebrates it's iconic form of transport.

London buses carry six and half million people about their business every single day.

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