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


Site last updated 4 January 2017

An historic route number was reintroduced on 31 December 2016.  Stagecoach South commenced operation of route 715 between Guildford and Kingston, represented here in Guildford by Dart SLF 35214.  In support,

London Bus Museum operated RMC1461, first licensed to Guildford garage on 29 August 1962, and we were joined by London Country RF644, a bus that spent its London Country life at nearby Addlestone.

Photo © Peter Osborn


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What's new
Terence Uden's memories of conducting on the 227 and Alan Bond's memories as a conductor and driver at Edgware have been added.  A new page has been added on Rail tickets on buses, as a result of further information from Keith Williams.  Various other additions have been made.  And finally, there is an index of RF and RT family registration numbers.
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.
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 our first event, Hackney 2006, arriving at the Maryland terminus of the 178.