RTs run again in London

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In celebration of London’s Year of the Bus, Transport for London (TfL) and the London Bus Museum, operated around 20 RT-type buses on route 11 (Fulham – Liverpool Street Station) on Sunday November 2.

The RT bus, which first ran in London 75 years ago, is the father of the famous Routemaster. After the war, London Transport built up the largest bus fleet in the world and by the mid-1950s virtually every bus operating in the capital was an RT. Leon Daniels, TfL’s Managing Director of Surface Transport, said: “Over the years bus designs have changed but the role of buses in keeping London moving remains just as vital to London today. This event is a celebration of the RT’s valuable contribution to the capital and gives people the chance to travel back in time and glide round our great city in a piece of automotive history.”