Route 210 RF anniversary

Tuesday 11 September 2012


Event page retained for reference

RF431 arrives at Golders Green Station, in the run-up to Christmas 1968.
Photo © JGS Smith
Tuesday 11 September 2012 marks exactly 60 years since three brand new RFs joined the TDs and 6Q6s on route 210 across north London between Golders Green and Finsbury Park.  Considered 'modern boxes' by some, new RFs would replace all the older buses on the route within a month.
To mark the 60th anniversary of the arrival of the new buses, route 210 will again see operation by RFs on Tuesday 11 September 2012. 
Buses will operate a free service between Finsbury Park and Golders Green alongside the TfL service, serving all usual 210 stops.  A map and details of roads served are shown here.  Buses will not continue past Golders Green towards Brent Cross.
A history of the route is here.
Operation will be between approximately 10.30am and 3.30pm, an updated planned timetable (subject to bus availability) is now available here
Photographers may find the following locations suitable for photographs, depending on time of day:
  • Jack Straw's Castle
  • The Spaniards
  • Highgate High Street and Highgate Hill
  • St Johns Way at Ashbrook Road, Archway
  • Stroud Green Road and The Stapleton
  • Lennox Road/Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park
Please watch for traffic and stay safe.

Status of services

These services are provided free of charge.  The operations are not part of the London Buses network and Transport for London has no responsibility for them. Use of bus stops is by agreement with TfL on this basis. Drivers are required to comply with all instructions given by authorised officials of TfL and London Buses on the use of bus stops and bus stands. In the event of any difficulties affecting London bus services, be aware that drivers may be required immediately to vacate bus stops and stands.


The buses are elderly, are privately owned and are operated and maintained at their owners' expense. Please respect this and do not bring food or drink onto buses.  All services run and carry passengers subject to the discretion of crews and passengers travel at their own risk.  Please take care when entering and leaving vehicles.


RF500 on the stand in Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, May 1964.
Photo © Alan B Cross