Welcome to Red-RF.com - the site dedicated to London Transport's red single-deck buses


Site last updated 17 November 2019


East-end route 236 was London's last crew-operated single-deck bus route, in April 1971.  In another of Fred Ivey's shots, RFs 484 and 335 are in Rock Street, Finsbury Park, on the peak-hour extension to Stroud Green, just before the end.  Fred has made anumber of presentations of his pictures to LHRG.

Photo © Fred Ivey


Central Area single-deck operations

This site provides details of single-deck services operated by the Central Area of London Transport, up to 1968, and in particular those operated by RFs (1952-1979) - see Red RF routes.  We are pleased to include memories and comments from crews and others that remember RFs in operation.  More detail is added periodically, and comments and additional input are welcome, please email.  There are also a brief history of the RF class, some local history and some background notes on LT operations.
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2019 marks 80 years since RT1 went into service and 40 years since the RT and RF classes finished service with LT. 


The final event of this 'RT80 year' will be a free heritage service on route 140 on Saturday 23 November 2019, organised by the London Bus Museum.  The updated timetable is here and the list of buses scheduled is here.  Route 140 (Harrow Weald Garage to Heathrow Central) was the last RT operation in west London. 


We have reminders of the Kingston RF event on 24 March and the Barking RT event on 30 March. 


Other events organised and attended are covered on the site.


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David Moore captured RLH23 at our first event, Hackney 2006, arriving at the Maryland terminus of the 178.
Photo © David Moore