Science Fair Project Encyclopedia
A double-decker bus is a bus which has two levels, typically seating 60-80 passengers. They were created as a means of carrying large numbers of passengers without exceeding legal limits on vehicle length, and are a common sight in many large cities in the United Kingdom. Double-decker buses are also used elsewhere in the world, but are not as common.
A particularly iconic example is the Routemaster bus which has been a staple of the public transport network in London for nearly half a century following its introduction in 1956. The last remaining examples in use are finally expected to be retired in 2005.
The contents of this article is licensed from www.wikipedia.org under the GNU Free Documentation License. Click here to see the transparent copy and copyright details