Welcome to the London Routemaster Bus web site
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'.
159 was the last full 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. 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.
12th July 2014: Routes 38 & 8 have
converted to the new LT's.
The RM 60 event is on at Finsbury Park on 12th & 13th July celebrating 60 years since RM1 was unveiled
to the public at the Earl's Court motor show. There are photos on the NEW RM60 PAGE.
And finally, route 9 loses its RM's after Friday
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 6am6pm Monday to Friday over the whole route.
12th April 2014: More New Routemaster photos
added to the page today following my travels on the 9, 148 & 11.
15th February 2014: The 5th route to convert to the New
Routemaster was the 148, which officially started on 15th February.
The 148 operates in one person mode all the time.