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 Thursday, October 27, 2005

The 38 Stops

Tomorrow is the last day that Routemaster buses will run on Route 38. It's one of London's most heavily used bus routes, running from the tube-free deserts of Hackney to the hectic bustle of the West End. Route 38 really deserves speedy-to-board Routemasters, but from Saturday bland bendy buses take over instead and yet another slice of London's heritage will be lost forever. Sob. So earlier this month I thought I'd walk the full length of the route (all seven miles from Clapton Pond to Victoria Station) and take a photograph of a bus at each of the stops along the way. There were 42 bus stops altogether, but I've cunningly ignored four of them to create today's special pictorial tribute feature - The 38 Stops. Go click.


• Option 1: The 38 Stops (photostream) click through one at a time to read the commentary
• Option 2: The 38 Stops (slideshow) just the photographs, with no added waffle

See also:
RE:moving - a photographic exhibition of hidden Lea Valley landscapes, currently on show aboard four 38 Routemasters (until tomorrow)
Route 38 - public consultation for a package of improvements proposed along the route 38 corridor
Route 38 - a history
Route 38s from around the world

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