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


Site last updated 1 October 2018


 Green RTs returned to the 408 on 30 September 2018.  The location is North Street, Guildford, and the white building on the right is the former Horse & Groom, original terminus of the 408 in the days of STLs before the first bus station was build in the town.  The pink building is the Guildford Institute, home of an important local history library, and the clock tower is on the old fire station; both these locations also being former bus terminii!  RTs 3148 and 4779 had run in from Chelsham, whilst RT3491 worked a short from Epsom.

Photo © Steve Whitelegg


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RT4779 will be in service on route 20 for the Bluebell Railway on Sunday 7 October.  Departures from Brighton Pool Valley at 1245 and 1508 and from Sheffield Park Station at 1155 and 1425.


The bus will also be in service on the Isle of Wight for Beer & Buses, 13-14 October, on routes R and S.


What's new

The long-awaited article on Kingston termini is now up, featuring diagrams of the complex run-in and run-out at the garage, kindly provided by Ian Hogben.  In addition, further research has added more detail on the special Kenwood Express service.

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