#AYearOfBuses 301: Aylesbury – Watford

Red Rose 301

It’s day 301 on #AYearOfBuses, and we’re taking a look at a one-time London Transport country route.

Back in July 1948, London Transport’s route 301, linking Aylesbury and Watford, was the first in the Country area to receive brand new RTs. One of the Country area’s major trunk routes, it ran via King’s Langley, Apsley, Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted, Tring and Aston Clinton.

Today, there’s a different 301 in London itself, but the route still exists – though it’s now known as the 500 and 501. Arriva provide the Monday to Saturday route, the 500, whilst on Sundays, Red Rose does the honours with their 501.

With thanks to Mark Lyons for today’s suggestion and stunning photo!


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