You may have noticed a change in your commute lately.
That bus is not a normal one.
It is a green, electric bus, one of many that dot the landscape of central London.
The bus, known as the bus that makes the people of London smile, is part of a growing fleet of green buses that have been rolled out across the capital.
The buses, which are the brainchild of a London company called The Lad, are the result of a £3.5m investment by the government in 2015.
The company says it has invested in green buses in London, Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool.
It has also bought bus manufacturers and a fleet of buses.
How do I get on a green bus?
On board, you’re treated to a small, brightly coloured screen that displays a map of London.
When you get off, a countdown will start and you will need to pick a route that takes you back to the bus stop.
There will be no cash and the bus will be free of charge.
There are also no ticket machines.
You can use the bus for just a few minutes, but you’ll have to wait for it to clear the stop.
You’ll then need to sit on the seat next to you for a few seconds before being seated.
If you have any questions about the bus, there’s a quick online video on how to get on the bus.
The bus is currently only available on the network, so you can’t actually get on and off.
Why do I need a passport for the bus?
It is compulsory for all passengers.
There are no ticket gates on the London buses, but the company says that’s because London has one of the highest bus rates in Europe.
It is also compulsory for people to show their passport or driving licence to get through the gates.
What happens if I have to pay £2 for a bus ticket?
You’ll be charged £2 to get onto the bus and a £1 fee for each bus seat.
I’m in a hurry.
Can I pay with cash?
The company’s website says that cash is not allowed on the buses.
You will have to buy a ticket from the ticket machines in each bus stop, or use a credit or debit card.
You can only buy one bus ticket a day and you cannot transfer a ticket.
If you need to change buses, the company has to charge a fare from the point of origin.
Where can I park the bus on the way to work?
The buses can be parked in front of any of the bus stops or on the streets, although the company suggests using public transport.
What happens when the bus arrives at the stop?
There will be a countdown clock, so it’s best to park your bus somewhere quiet, away from people and other traffic.
Do I need to wear a seatbelt on the drive?
Bus drivers are required to wear seatbelts, but they’re not compulsory.
When will the bus be back on the road?
The company has said that the buses will be back up and running by the end of the year.
Can I catch the bus at a later time?
If there are problems with the bus or if you need help, you can call the London Bus Service on 0151 479 888.
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