In a move that has drawn criticism, the Ministry of Transport has begun a trial of c5 vans, which are similar to the older models.
The vans will be used on London’s central bus routes and will cost up to £2,600 ($2,850) each.
The vans are designed to offer commuters greater mobility and safety in the city, and were first introduced in 2007, according to a statement on the ministry’s website.
“The Ministry of transport is committed to the development of a safe and secure transport network, which is in keeping with the City’s vision of being a city of the future and an international destination for business and people of all ages,” the statement said.
Some people are not happy about the move.
It is a very strange and strange thing to see that this is the ministry trying to sell cars, the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said on Twitter.
Many of us are worried that this will lead to more and more vehicles on the roads and more and better conditions for pedestrians and cyclists.
He said the government was “fully aware” of the negative effect that c5 could have on pedestrians and cycle safety.
The ministry said the trial will see the c5s being used on all routes between 9am and 5pm and from Monday until Thursday, the morning peak period.
It said the vans would be “available on all major transport corridors and in many areas, including London’s main thoroughfares”.
The move comes as more and a larger number of taxis are being introduced on London Underground, which has seen a surge in the number of passengers taking public transport.
But some critics have said that this has not had the desired effect.
They said the taxis could also reduce the number and range of cabs in the area, and could even lead to the rise of the cabbie industry, which had been banned in London for years.
The Ministry said in a statement that the vans were designed to “improve public transport” and would be able to “provide safe and efficient journeys for both drivers and passengers”.
It added that the buses would be used for the “long-haul journeys from central London to central London, from centralLondon to London’s outer boroughs”.