Shanghai's open-topped double-decker sightseeing buses are saying goodbye to passengers after introducing new safety standards for convertible transport. This prompted a surge in tourists and residents who rushed to queue for hours to enjoy one last open-air bus tour of the city's bustling Bund area.
The current fleet of convertible double-deckers was put into operation in 2010. It is reported that in 13 years, these open-topped double-decker sightseeing buses have received more than 10 million tourists.
The person in charge said that due to concerns over passenger safety and environmental protection, these buses can operate for up to 13 years. The following buses will be closed sightseeing buses. In addition to Shanghai, the open-topped double-decker buses in other cities in China will also bid farewell to passengers one after another.