Double-decker on its way back

Times Wire Reports

London’s mayor unveiled plans to bring back the beloved red double-decker Routemaster to the city’s streets.

Three years after the buses were all but banished from London, Mayor Boris Johnson hopes the new versions, whose open back allows passengers to hop on or off, will be up and running by the 2012 Olympics.

The last Routemasters were retired from regular service in 2005 in favor of safer and more modern models.