One of the most iconic symbols of the City of London’s transport network, the ‘London Red Bus’ was originally launched in 1956 and became famous for its open rear platform, two man operation and distinctive bright red colour.
The majority of the Routemaster buses were in service for over 25 years, in what is classed by many as the heyday years of London Transport. This bus, the RML model, was originally built down the road in Leyland, Lancashire. It had been sat in a Stagecoach depot for many years once it had been retired from operation by London Transport. The team at Stagecoach lovingly restored the bus to bring it back to operation preserving many of its original features.
The bus was on display this morning, outside Low Wood Bay, which was recently named one of the UK’s most scenic bus stops in Great Britain.
This summer Stagecoach will be operating a regular service, so passengers can experience the beauty of Bowness and Windermere from the fully restored Routemaster bus, combining one of our countries greatest icons with some of our most beautiful scenery. Return fares between The Glebe and Windermere Railway Station are £4.50 Adult, £2.50 Child and £3.50 concessions and these can be bought from on board from the friendly conductor when you board.
- Written by: +Kris Littlewood