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


Site last updated 18 January 2020


As a contrast to the rain in Harrow a few weeks earlier, Christmas Day was glorious sunshine.  The capital's only Christmas Day bus route, the 430 between Roehampton and South Kensington, featured two RTs in 2019.  On the first journey, RT2043 duplicated RT4779 as far as Putney Bridge Station.  There was a transfer of passengers at Putney Bridge.

Poetry Corner is here.  Photo © Peter Osborn


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 marked 80 years since RT1 went into service and 40 years since the RT and RF classes finished service with LT. 


The final London Bus Museum event of this 'RT80 year' was a free heritage service on route 140 on 23 November.  Route 140 (Harrow Weald Garage to Heathrow Central) was the last RT operation in west London.  Some images from the day are here.


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


Other events we have 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