Welcome to the London Routemaster Bus web site
The Routemaster bus is an icon and has run in London for over 50 years. The design of the bus was way ahead of its time and just right for the travelling conditions in London. It outlived much newer buses due to its flexibility, speed and build quality, only being replaced on age and cost grounds. 
 
This site is a tribute to this remarkable vehicle and contains photos taken by me from 2003 onwards as a pictorial history of the final years in service of this fine British icon, plus the New Bus for London, popularly called the 'New Routemaster'.
 
Route 159 was the last full Routemaster route in London, its last day was 9th December 2005, however part of the 15 has Routemasters running on it as a Heritage route. The picture on the left shows Brixton's RML2730 crossing Westminster Bridge with Big Ben in the background on Thursday 8th December 2005, the last full day of operation.
 
A great contrast underneath is RML900 on the 159 on 9th December 2015, when a special service with 17 buses ran between Marble Arch and Lambeth North/Brixton, 10 years after their withdrawal from mainstream service in London.
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Latest news, 16th March 2019: 
 
After running the site for a number of years, I have decided to close it down after 24th March.
 
Thank you to everyone who has visited over the years, hope you have enjoyed seeing the photos.
 
Steve Watson