Abrupt halt for dou­ble-deck­ers

Irish Examiner - Supplement - - 60 YEARS OF EUROPEAN UNITY -

An older gen­er­a­tion was re­minded of that much loved 1970s sit­com, On The Buses with Reg Var­ney and his con­duc­tor’s job with the Lux­ton & Dis­trict Trac­tion Com­pany, with the 1994 story that the EU was plan­ning to scrap dou­ble-decker buses. As usual, there was a de­gree of truth in the story — the Com­mis­sion said that while it is try­ing to make buses and coaches safer and more ac­ces­si­ble to peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties, it had no plans to try to out­law tra­di­tional dou­ble-deck­ers.

In 1994, the UK press re­ported on EU plans to ban their iconic red dou­ble- decker bus — again, wide of the true story.

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