Wednesday, March 02, 2016
Here is a photo of a number 425 bus.
Last time I posted a photo of a 425 bus was back in 2013.
Last time it was because the blinds on the front of the bus used to be yellow, but suddenly they were white.
Last time, with your help, we eventually uncovered why ("white lettering on a black background is the maximum contrast available which is why Transport for London is using this format on bus destination blinds for all new buses entering service").
Now all new buses get white blinds, not yellow - the 425 was merely part of the vanguard.
This time I'm posting a photo of a 425 bus for a different reason.
This time it's because the destination on the front of the bus includes capital letters, but it always used to be lower case.
This time it's Clapton NIGHTINGALE ROAD, whereas it used to be Clapton Nightingale Road.
And it's not just the 425... the 168 now says TESCO on the front instead of Tesco.
Presumably this is also being done for accessibility reasons, but can anyone confirm why?
And will capital letters be rolling out across all other London buses with two-part destinations?
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