#AYearOfBuses 159: Streatham – Marble Arch

Arriva London 159 Routemaster

Today’s winner on #AYearOfBuses is a very special route – and one particular award has sealed its place in history. The 159 (Streatham – Marble Arch) was the last ‘proper’ bus route in London to be worked by a British cultural icon – the AEC Routemaster. After putting in over 50 years of outstanding service on […]

#AYearOfBuses 148: Shepherd’s Bush – Camberwell Green

London bus 148

It’s back to London today here on #AYearOfBuses, for a relative newcomer to the scene. The 148 came to life in 2002, running between Shepherd’s Bush Green and Camberwell Green, through the heart of central London and Westminster. It was one of a number routes introduced in the lead up to the introduction of Ken […]

#AYearOfBuses 137: Marble Arch – Streatham Hill

137 Routemaster

We’re sticking with London today on #AYearOfBuses! The 137 is one of the capital’s oldest and most famous bus routes, cutting a swathe through central London from Marble Arch (until recently it went as far as Oxford Circus) to Hyde Park Corner, Knightsbridge, Sloan Square, Chelsea Bridge, Battersea Park, Clapham Common and Streatham Hill. It […]

#AYearOfBuses 19: Finsbury Park – Battersea Bridge

Kentish Bus Routemaster

Today’s entry on #AYearOfBuses is a century-old central London bus route, and it’s one which has some significance for the type – and colour – of its buses over the years… The history of route 19 can be traced back over 110 years, to 1906 when it was set up to run between Highbury and […]

#AYearOfBuses 15: Tower Hill – Trafalgar Square

Heritage RM

There could realistically only be one winner for day 15 on #AYearOfBuses, and it’s home to a true British icon. Transport for London’s heritage route 15 is the only route in the capital running the type of bus you’ll still see on all of the postcards: the vintage AEC Routemaster. A shortened version of the actual […]

Borismaster: a design triumph…?

Borismaster front

It’s fair to say – there’s nothing on the road quite like the lovingly-named ‘Borismaster’ right now. These iconic vehicles are, by any measure, an impressive piece of kit. The first few have entered service on Arriva London route 38 (Victoria – Hackney Central), a route which takes in a big chunk of central London […]

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