Welcome to Red-RF.com - the site dedicated to
London Transport's red single-deck
last updated 7 November 2015
Sutton Station in the 1970s
- RF448 is not the best advertisement for a bus service.
Route 80 headed out into rural Surrey,
territory given up within 10 years.
Photo © Eric Simpson
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A future London Bus Museum
event is a Routemaster (and RT) operation on route 159 on Wednesday
9 December 2015, to mark 10 years since the last Routemasters in
front-line service and 10 years of a fully-accessible bus
network. Celebrating the latter, operation will include the
Museum's Trident TA1. Note that this is a free public bus
service between Marble Arch and Brixton Station, running alongside
TfL's route 159. It is separate from the Routemaster
Association's road run over the route on 12 December.
Bromley Running Day this year will
be on Sunday 13 December. RF486 will make
its post-overhaul debut on the 227, first departure Crystal
Palace at 0955.
More information has come to light
on the buses used on the Reigate to
Chiswick staff bus
, and we have initial notes on the buses that
replaced staff trams serving Charlton
works; more later, hopefully.
Central Area single-deck operations
The site provides details of
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,
There are also a brief history of the
class, some local history
some background notes on LT
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
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David Moore captured RLH23 at an earlier event, Hackney 2006
, here arriving at the Maryland
terminus of the 178.