The Fleet

Our Heritage Fleet is made up of nine unique examples of the Routemaster bus.

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Published : Fri 13th Jun 2014 - Wed 18th Jun 2014
 
RM 5
RM 5
RM 5

Seating capacity : 64(36 upstairs, 28 downstairs)

Year : 1959

The first production Routemaster introduced in June 1959. This vehicle has been restored to near original condition.

RM 6
RM 6
RM 6

Seating capacity : 64(36 upstairs, 28 downstairs)

Year : 1959

The second production Routemaster made famous by its Gold livery retained since the Queen’s Jubilee Celebrations in 2002.

RML 901
RML 901
RML 901

Seating capacity : 72(40 upstairs, 32 downstairs)

Year : 1963

New to London Transport in December 1961, RML 901 was one of the first batch (a total of 24 vehicles) of 30 foot Routemasters coded RML, (with the L standing for Long or Lengthened).

RM 2217
RM 2217
RM 2217

Seating capacity : 64(36 upstairs, 28 downstairs)

Year : 1965

London's last production standard Routemaster and operated London’s last Routemaster journey on route 159.

RM 1124
RM 1124
RM 1124

Seating capacity : 64(36 upstairs, 28 downstairs)

Year : 1962

Introduced in 1962 to replace Trolleybuses, this vehicle was restored in late 2009 / early 2010.

RMC 1453
RMC 1453
RMC 1453

Seating capacity : 57(32 upstairs, 25 downstairs)

Year : 1962

The first production Green Line Routemaster coach introduced in 1962.

 
Related archived articles
Published : Fri 21st Nov 2014 - Fri 25th Sep 2015
 
The 2015 Open City Architour with the Arriva London Heritage Fleet

This year’s Open City once again provided a thoroughly enjoyable and imaginative Mystery Architour, with the Arriva London historic Heritage Fleet bus RM 2217, itself an iconic piece of design, transporting the lucky ballot winners on a trip in London from Russell Square to Stratford, taking in St. Pancras, Kings Cross and the Boundary Gardens at Arnold Circus.

Arriva London’s RMC 1453 drives to abandoned village for charity

For the last seven years, for one day each year, a full bus service, route 23A, has been laid on to an abandoned village in the middle of Salisbury Plain.

Back to school for an Arriva London Heritage Fleet bus

Arriva London were invited to The Crescent Primary School in Selhurst, a suburb of Croydon, to show some young school children what it’s like to ride on a big red double decker bus.

'The Naughty Bus' story drives Arriva London to World Book Day

Pupils of St. Joseph’s RC Infant & Nursery School, Upper Norwood, decided to contact Arriva London’s Norwood Garage to ask for a little help.

Festive and New Year celebrations with Arriva’s Heritage Fleet

To start the year in a positive way and finish off the celebrations for the Year of the Bus, Arriva London’s Heritage Fleet RMC 1464 ‘The Open Topper’ was invited to join the New Year’s Day celebration parade through the streets of London.

Arriva’s Heritage Fleet bus assists award winning Chef Tom Kerridge to switch on Marlow’s Christmas Lights

One of the great things about this time of year for Arriva’s Heritage Fleet, is all the exciting and fun celebrations they get involved with.

 

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