Makeover for Berlin double-deckers

Berlin transport undertaking BVG has begun a 22million (£19.1million) overhaul of more than half of its 414 tri-axle 13.7m MAN A39 Lion’s City doubledeckers.

Work on around 250 vehicles, the first of which were new in 2005, mainly involves the repair of rust damage, replacing damaged panels and fitting tree deflectors.

No more than 12 of the vehicles will be withdrawn from service at a time.