The Routemaster bus was an icon which has run in London for over 50 years. The design of this bus was way ahead of its time and just right for the travelling conditions in London.
It outlived much newer buses due to its flexibility, speed and build quality, only being replaced on age and cost grounds.
This site is a tribute to this remarkable vehicle and contains photos taken by me from 2003 onwards as a pictorial history of the final years in service of this fine British icon.
Route 159 was the last Routemaster route in London, its last day was 9th December 2005, however parts of the 9 & 15 have Routemasters running on them as Heritage routes.
Brixton's RML2730 crosses Westminster Bridge with Big Ben in the background on Thursday 8th December 2005, the last full day of operation.
Welcome to the London Routemaster Bus web site
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## Updated 29th May 2013 ##
The first New 'Routemasters', class name 'LT' are starting to be delivered to Metroline ready for route 24 which converts in a few weeks time. Route 24 celebrated its centenary earlier this year (see Specials page for Routemaster photos), so is a great route right through the West End to convert.
It was also announced today that route 11 will gain the new LT's in September, making this the second full route to convert.
** 16/3/13, NEW PAGE - See the Old Photos 1 page for some scanned photos from the 70's, 80's and 90's.