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


Site last updated 20 May 2016

Route 210, the first to operate red RFs.  RFs will return to the 210 in support of Metroline's open day at Holloway Garage on Saturday 9 July.

Nearly 50 years ago, in September 1968, RF401 displays the wrong blind as it waits at Finsbury Park before heading back to Golders Green - not via Hackney Wick!

Photo © Richard Cripps


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What's new
Leatherhead Running day will be on Sunday 12 June.  RT4779 will return to some of its old routes.  More details nearer the time.
Holloway Garage open day will be on Saturday 9 July.  We will be organising a small RF operation on route 210 in support of the event; more details to follow.
More information has come to light on the buses used on the Reigate to Chiswick staff bus, and we have some notes on the buses that replaced staff trams serving Charlton works.
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.
Red-RF events
Details of events we have organised in the past, including operations to mark the 60th anniversary of red RFs, are listed here, with links to photo galleries.  Future events will be notified on this page.
Computer settings for this site
This site is designed for Internet Explorer to be displayed at a screen resolution of 1024 x 768 (or higher).  Currently there are a few issues with viewing in Safari that have stumped our extensive team of experts.
Pages updated since January 2013 show the date of the last change.
David Moore captured RLH23 at an earlier event, Hackney 2006, here arriving at the Maryland terminus of the 178.