Sunday, 30 October 2022

Routemaster Waterloo to Piccadilly Circus Tourist Service Introduced

To the delight of transport enthusiasts, Routemaster buses are back in service in central London. New route A started running between Waterloo and Piccadilly Circus during October.

The Londoner website says "Our tour routes aim to recreate Routemaster bus operation in Central London whilst allowing customers to take in the very best the city has to offer!

The first Routemasters entered service with London Transport in February 1956 and the last were withdrawn from regular service in December 2005, although two heritage routes were subsequently operated by Routemasters in central London, using Routemasters until 2019 and now the vehicles are back again running on the short twenty minute journey, covered by utilising three vehicles.

Roger French has sampled the new service and published report here  on his 'Bus and Train User' website.

There is also an excellent video describing and showing the service here

Above & below Routemasters operating the London Transport heritage Services in 2014