Worcester Park in 1958Worcester Park Running Day

Sunday 10th August 2008


Classic buses

Historic routes

Free rides

A family day out

Bruce Jenkins' view of Worcester Park Station in August 1958, with RLH67 running during the last days of the 127.
Event over!  This section of the site is retained for reference.
All aboard for a classic bus running day in the Worcester Park and North Cheam area of south London on Sunday 10 August 2008.  This will recreate the bus routes of 50 years ago - free services using buses of the period.  An illustrated programme is available with full details.
August 2008 marks the 50th anniversary of the withdrawal of London's first red bus route operated by low-bridge double-deck buses, route 127.  It fell victim to the cuts in service that followed the long bus strike of 1958, an event which may be considered to mark the beginning of the downturn in fortunes of London Transport bus services for the rest of the 20th century.
Buses and coaches will run free services available to the public.  The format will be similar to our Carshalton running day in April 2007, which was enjoyed by local residents and enthusiasts alike.  
A photo gallery will be put on this site after the event.  If you would like to contribute, please see the Photographers' page.
We have encouraged local people to come and enjoy a day out with a range of local publicity:
   Merton Council, Morden Tube Station, Worcester Park Life
Merton Council's sign at Wimbledon
Our poster at Morden Underground Station
Local magazine Worcester Park Life, August issue