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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, plus now covering the 'New Routemaster'.
 
Route 159 was the last full Routemaster route in London, its last day was 9th December 2005, however part of the 15 has Routemasters running on it as a Heritage route. The picture on the left shows Brixton's RML2730 crossing Westminster Bridge with Big Ben in the background on Thursday 8th December 2005, the last full day of operation.
 
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28th September 2014:
The next route to gain the new LT's is the 453, in one person mode, as per the 8's, currently due in Mid October. Next up will be the 137 in crew mode, and then in quarter 1 of 2015 is expected to be route 55 - whether crew or not is yet to be established. The 453 will be the 9th route to convert.
 
24th September 2014: It was 60 years ago today that the first Routemaster RM1 was unveiled at the Earl's Court Motor Show. Happy 60th birthday!!!

12th July 2014: Routes 38 & 8 have converted to the new LT's.
The RM 60 event was held at Finsbury Park on 12th & 13th July celebrating 60 years of RM1.
There are photos on the NEW RM60 PAGE.

15th June 2014: See www.buses.co.uk for details of RML 2317 running every day up to September between Brighton Station and Hove on new route 10.
 
10th May 2014:  The Specials page contains photos from the Catford Garage open day, including RM1 & RML2760, plus RM2060 which performed the run over route 47 to Farnborough.
 
26th April 2014: Route 10 converted to the New Routemaster with conductors from 6am–6pm Monday to Friday over the whole route.
 
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