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New Bus for London

Seminar

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Hear the story of the project to design and build a new Routemaster bus from is initial idea as a mayoral manifesto pledge in 2008 , the reality of the first prototype in 2011, through to the £200m+ order for 600 production vehicles.

Date and Time

28 August 2014 - 18:30-20:30

Location

London, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)

Organiser

Organised by the London local network.


About this event

The presentation tells the story of the project to design and build a new Routemaster bus from is initial idea as a mayoral manifesto pledge in 2008 , the reality of the first prototype in 2011, through to the £200m order for 600 production vehicles. We look at the journey from the initial public competition in July 2008 and the massive worldwide interest it generated, through the performance-based specification and technical development, through the procurement process and the contract award in December 2009. There is a detailed analysis of the evolution of both the technical engineering design by Wrightbus and the aesthetic overlay provided by Thomas Heatherwick.

Aspects including seat design and stakeholder engagement as well as the exhaustive prototype testing phase at the Millbrook Proving Ground. Extensive use of behind the scenes photographic and video content captured during the project lifecycle.
 

The presentation is given by David Hampson-Ghani who was the TfL Project Manager from June 2008 to December 2013. David Hampson-Ghani is currently senior programme manager at Transport for London heading up the bridge replacement programme, rebuilding four key road-over-rail bridges on the road network.

Programme

18:00 Registration with tea and biscuits

18:30 Talk begins followed by light refreshments

20:30 Close

Cost

This is a free event

Additional information

The Engineering building at Queen Mary is located between Mile End and and Stepney green stations on the Mile End Road. Use the glass entrance next to the Queen Mary Bus stop.

Registration information

Please register online to secure a place.



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