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The Routemaster bus is an icon and 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.
A great contrast underneath is new LT136 on route 148 crossing Westminster Bridge on 30th May 2015.
Latest: The 149 is now well on the way to full Routemaster operation, and will be followed by the 159 on 12th December when it is taken over by Abellio (from Arriva London South), incidentally 10 years since the 159 converted from original Routemaster operation. There is a special event planned on the  9th December from around Noon onwards with Routemasters running over the 159 from Marble Arch to Lambeth North/Brixton. Please see provisional timetable on the LOTS website http://www.lots.org.uk/pdf/159-lsp-timetable.pdf. On12th December a private run over the route is planned by The Routemaster Association but this is NOT for public use.
The current LT routes are: 8, N8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 24, 38, N38, 55, N55, 73, N73, 88, 137, 148, 149, 390 & 453.
25th August: New Routemaster's have been delivered to Stockwell garage for route 88 over the past few weeks and the first apperared on the 22nd August. 
15th May: The 73 has started converting to the new Routemaster, with 10 in service so far. The next route planned is the 149.
8th April: A new page has been added - LT's PAGE 2.
28th March: It's the turn of route 12 to start it's gradual conversion to LT operation from today, also in driver only mode.
7th March: The next route to convert is the 15, but unlike the 9 which ran alongside traditional Routemasters, this is also in driver only mode. So you will see both together, but conductors only on the heritage service 15.

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