Red Double-Decker Buses Return to Baghdad

Red double-decker buses to returned to Baghdad's streets this week, a colourful sign that the country is moving towards normality.

Once a distinctive feature of the capital, the red buses with long white and black stripes disappeared after the 2003 invasion, and were either stolen or broken down.

Hadif Omran, an official in a state-run transportation company, told Associated Press that Iraq recently bought 60 new double-decker buses from Jordan-based manufacturer Elba House.

The buses are equipped with monitoring cameras, display screens and GPS systems.

(Sources: Associated Press, Elba House)

2 Responses to Red Double-Decker Buses Return to Baghdad

  1. Sammy 1st June 2012 at 06:02 #

    60 only for the whole of baghdad, it may need 6000
    what a joke.

  2. Ali 1st June 2012 at 06:18 #

    60 is better than nothing . but the question we should ask do we have a good roads first ?