Double Decker

Double Decker
A Double Decker in GTA London 1969 and GTA London 1961.
A Double Decker in GTA London 1969
and GTA London 1961.
Appearance(s) GTA London 1969
GTA London 1961
Vehicle type Civilian bus
Body style Double decker

The Double Decker is a double-decker bus featured as a drivable vehicle in Grand Theft Auto: London, 1969 and Grand Theft Auto: London, 1961.


The Double Decker is simply depicted as a red bus with a flat, closed top, representing London's well-known red double-decker buses. Although unspecified in-game, the Double Decker is likely to be based on the Routemaster, which has been in use by British public transport companies (most notable London Transport) since 1956.

The Double Decker's performance is actually poorer than that of the Coach in GTA 1, but exactly the same as the Coach and its open top variant in GTA London 1969. Being the one of the heaviest vehicles in the game (the same weight as GTA 1 and GTA London 1969's Coaches and the Tour Bus), the bus is predictably slow, with a very poor top speed but average acceleration. The bus also possess below average grip and handling, and average braking. Although game files reveal the bus has a lucrative base export value of £1,000, the Double Decker cannot be exported due to its large size.

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