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Check out these attractive double-decker buses!

Last updated on: November 21, 2011 08:41 IST

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Double-decker buses are a big attraction for commuters across the world.

While some buses ply on regular city routes, others have an open deck for sight seeing. Double-decker buses ply in some parts of the US, Europe and Asia.

 The first modern London double decker bus was introduced in 1932. The Routemaster bus has been an iconic figure in public transport network in London for nearly half a century after its introduction in 1956.

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United Kingdom

The red double-decker buses in London have become a national symbol of Britain.

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Ireland

A majority of buses operate in and around Greater Dublin. There are 1,125 double-decker buses in Ireland.

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Germany

In Germany, double-decker buses in Berlin are operated by Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG).

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France

The first double-decker motor bus launched in Paris was Schneider Brillie P2. It was introduced in 1906.

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Singapore

Singapore Bus Service operates double-decker buses in Singapore. The first double-decker bus service was launched in 1977.

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Japan

Japanese double-decker buses are mainly used for inter-city highway buses, city tours, and charter buses.

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Hong Kong

Double-decker buses were first introduced in Hong Kong in 1949 by Kowloon Motor Bus.

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Russia

Double-decker buses in Russia are currently operated in Barnaul, capital of Altai.

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Canada

In 2000, Victoria and Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada became the first cities in North America to use modern double-decker buses in their public transit systems.

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New York

New York has double decker buses on regular routes and for sight seeing.



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