Arriva London heritage fleet sell-off

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RM 5 in London’s Oxford Street operating one of the last normal Routemaster journeys in December 2005. NICK LARKIN

Arriva’s Routemasters are up for grabs as another big group slims down its heritage fleet, reports Nick Larkin

Just days after Stagecoach announced the sale of its heritage fleet, Arriva London is also selling its classic vehicles. The collection includes AEC RM 2217, the last standard-length Routemaster, pictures of which were seen across the world when it performed the official final journey of the type in normal London service in December 2005. Also in the fleet is RM 5 (VLT 5), numerically the first production Routemaster, and ‘coach’ Routemasters RMC 1464 (464 CLT) and RMC 1453 (453 CLT).

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