Route 88 next for full New Routemaster transition

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Transport for London’s (TfL) bus route 88 will become the next service on the TfL bus network to be served entirely by New Routemaster buses.

A phased conversion of the route, operated by Go Ahead, which runs between Camden Town and Clapham Common, is underway.

The 24-hour service will be running entirely with New Routemaster buses by mid-September. During peak hours, 23 New Routemasters will be in service to carry the 16,000 people who travel on the route each week day.

Route 88 will operate with the rear platform closed when the bus is moving, with large numbers of passengers able to quickly board and alight using all three sets of doors and two staircases at bus stops.

To date, 14 bus routes in London are operating with New Routemasters.