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

 

Site last updated 22 September 2017

 

In March 1978, only 38 years ago, route 218 was on diversion in Kingston along Woodbines Avenue.  Kingston Poly (as it then was) is in the distance. 

Recertified RF492 heads for Portsmouth Road and Staines.

Photo © Richard Cripps

 

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What's new
 
Sunday 8 OctoberLondon Bus Heritage Day organised by London Bus Museum.  Frequent service on route 11 (Chelsea to Aldwych, journeys to Hammersmith and Liverpool Street) and journeys on other routes.  Timetables now available: route 11 and other routes.  The leaflet accompanying the event can be downloaded here.
 
Buses scheduled for operation are listed here, with the usual caveats that buses may be substituted or not operate at all.
 
Certain buses will be raising funds for various charities, including the museum, but no fares will be charged.  In addition, the event marks Timebus 30.  Timebus RMLs 2263 and 2389, expected to be part of the route 11 service, were both used on that route for 8 years starting in Summer 1994. Timebus is celebrating its 30th anniversary on 8 October; begun by David Pring in 1987 with one RLH (see the foot of this page), it now operates a fleet mainly of Routemaster variants for private hire.
 
Sunday 1 October: Amersham running day
RT4779 will operate a feeder service from Dorking via Kingston, as follows.

Dorking Station A24 [Stop A]

0815

Leatherhead Crescent

0825

Chessington Zoo  [Stop U]

0835

Hook Ace of Spades  [Stop HP]

0840

Surbiton Station (stop NB)

0845

Kingston Wood Street [Stop P2]

0850

Hampton Wick Sandy Lane [Stop K]

0854

Teddington Broad Street [Stop F]

0857

Hampton Road West [Stop U]

0904

Hanworth  Uxbridge Road [Stop AJ]

0906

N. Feltham Harlington Rd West [Stop F]

0911

Yeading  White Hart  Ruislip Rd [Stop S]

0925

Denham  Cheapside Lane

0937

Chalfont St.Giles  Pheasant

0950

Amersham  Station

1002

 
Return departs Amersham at 1620.
 
Central Area single-deck operations
The 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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Pages updated since January 2013 show the date of the last change.
 
Yee-ha
David Moore captured RLH23 at our first event, Hackney 2006, arriving at the Maryland terminus of the 178.
Photo © David Moore