RT Buses To Run On Route 11 This Weekend


TfL and the London Bus Museum have announced that as part of the “Year of the Bus” celebrations, 20 RT buses will operate on the Number 11 route this Sunday (2nd November) between 10am and 5pm.


RT476 at Bank during its prime. Photo courtesy David Christie.

To quote the press release:

The fleet of 20 RT buses will run alongside the normal service of their modern day contemporaries, the New Routemaster, which operate on route 11. Buses will run from Liverpool Street Station via Trafalgar Square and the Houses of Parliament to Chelsea, with some buses continuing to Hammersmith.

All the RT buses are at least 60 years old and restored to the highest standard. Each will be operated by a traditional driver and conductor team and commemorative tickets will be issued. All heritage buses will be free, except the original 1939 prototype RT1 that will charge a fare of £5. The RT1 is a 75-year old bus that has been restored to the distinctive livery it was launched to the press in, during the summer of 1939, as ‘London’s new RT bus’.

You can find a full timetable for these heritage runs here.

Written by John Bull