Larger Routemaster Coaches for Green Line
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NEW 65-scat, 30-ft.-long Routemaster coaches are to be introduced by London Transport next year, and will go into service on five Green Line routes radiating from Aldgate into Essex (721, 722, 723, 723A and 723B). A total of 43 of the new coaches will be introduced, and apart from the increased length, they will be generally similar to the Routemaster coaches already in
A26 service. Classification of the new coaches will be RCL; the existing coaches art 57-seaters, classified RMC.
With the delivery of the new coaches, and another 45 RML buses next year, London Transport will have a total of 113 30-ft. Routemasters, although this includes the forward-entrance vehicle RMF 1254 which has still not entered passenger service with London Transport.