London Transport's new bus finally took to the streets today on route 38.
The total cost of building the buses was £11.7million - so far £1.46 million each. If more are built the project can be justified and costs will come down.
Eight buses will operate along route 38 which runs between Hackney, East London, and Victoria station – one of the city's busiest routes.
I travelled all the way from Northumberland the previous week to witness this significant occasion but due to the one week delay never got my chance to ride on this impressive looking vehicle.
Many people thought that the bus would never be designed and manufactured in such a short timescale. They were wrong, this is an excellent example of British "can do" attitude.
We hope to see more orders placed for future deliveries.
Have you travelled on the new bus today? If so please send pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org