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Transport for London has updated the advice it gives to bus drivers on letting wheelchair users on board.

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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.

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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.

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From tomorrow, bus route 148 will become the fifth in the capital to be served entirely by New Routemasters

'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.

Woman knocked unconscious on bus

CCTV image of man police want to speak to. Credit: Metropolitan Police

Police are appealing for information after a young woman was knocked unconscious during a violent attack on a Route 344 bus.

The 22-year old was assaulted as the bus headed towards Clapham Junction in the early hours of Thursday, 29th August.

The main suspect is described as a light-skinned black man of slim build. He's approximately 20 years old and was wearing a black T-shirt with a patterned pocket on the chest, dark trousers and a baseball cap worn back to front.

Detectives also want to speak to four other men he was travelling with. After the assault, the group of men got off the bus and headed in the direction of Lambeth Walk, SE1.

The victim was taken hospital with a head injury and was treated and released later that day.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call DC Mulley on 020 8649 2196. Or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Bus company criticised

A public transport operator has been accused of losing its way with words when advertising for a bus "passenger assistant".

Go-Ahead London described the passenger assistant role as "brand new" and advertised for a "good face-to-face communicator" who had "customer-facing experience", a "natural flair for going 'the extra mile" and was fit enough to cope with standing for lengthy periods of time.

The Plain English Campaign - which promotes concise writing - dubbed the advertisements 'gobbledegook'.

Officials suggested that a notice along the lines of "bus conductor wanted" would have been a better option.

Go-Ahead London bosses, who have advertised the passenger assistant job in a newspaper and on the internet, defended the language used and said they were happy with the content.

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