People have always tried to invent things in order to make their life easier. Each time they discovered something new, people compared the advantages and disadvantages the new project offered for the society. Therefore, there were cases they had to give up some of these inventions because they didn't offer so much profit for the civilization and they tried to give alternatives.
In the next fragments we are going to observe the process of changes in what concerns the means of transport from the beginning till our days.
In 1800 London was home to about one million people, fewer than today's rush hour travelers! By 1900, London was the biggest city in the world, with a population of over six million. As the city grew, new kinds of transport were needed. Thi
s project is about the history of bus services in London.
The first London omnibus service was introduced by George Schillibeer in 1829. The omnibuses were pulled by horses. By 1834 there were 376 licensed omnibuses in London. In 1858, the London General Omnibus Company took over three-quarters of the smaller companies. In 1870 the first horse tram began running. It ran along tracks which lay level with the road surface. They were cheap and could carry as many passengers as the horse buses. The public was impressed and the trams were an instant success. However, horses were expensive to keep and feed, so transport companies looked for alternative means of power. Trams became powered by electricity from overhead wires and buses by diesel engines.
London Transport, the state-owned company formed in 1933, gradually got rid of trams. London's red buses, especially the Routemaster, introduced in 1985, have been a symbol of London since then. In 1985 the government encouraged other bus companies to offer services within the capital. Since September 1994 all London buses have been run by privately-owned companies.
The transport system has noticed many changes all over the generations. Riding on the top of a double-decker is not only convenient but also the best way to enjoy the sights of the city. Apart from its plenty attractions, London is a special place to visit because of its double-deckers too.
People have always tried to invent things in order to make their life easier written by Cristina Nuta for FamousWhy.com
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