The Anonymous Widower

Riding The Latest Alexander Dennis Electric Double-Decker Bus

This morning, I had a first ride in one of the latest Alexander Dennis electric double-decker buses.



  1. The bus is definitely an improvement on previous electric models, that I have ridden on routes 43 and 212.
  2. Bus route 63 goes between Kings Cross and Honor Oak.
  3. If you want to go South from King’s Cross, the bus is caught at Stop D in front of the station.
  4. I’ve never seen a bus before with a wooden floor. Was it real or fake?
  5. The stop buttons were in the back of the seat in front. I’ve never seen this before.
  6. The are charging points for mobile phones.

Overall the standard of finish seemed high, but then it was in the new Wrightbus hydrogen buses I’ve ridden lately.


February 13, 2022 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , ,


  1. Serious subject is bus flooring as can be seen from the 2018 report prepared for TfL by the Transport Research Laboratory at Crowthorne in Berkshire

    Click to access slip-protection-flooring.pdf

    Four materials for flooring but none of them wood I’m afraid.

    Comment by fammorris | February 13, 2022 | Reply

  2. When I rebuilt a Listed house over thirty years ago, the architect choose a sustainably-grown hardwood from somewhere in West Africa. Even then some superb hardwoods were coming through, that had been grown in plantations. Over time better ones have probably been found.

    Comment by AnonW | February 13, 2022 | Reply

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