As part of Transport for London’s “Year of the Bus” celebrations, routes 9 and 15 played host to a collection of heritage buses and a
special modern Hybrid bus.

Tower Transit organised by eight heritage and one special hybrid bus to operate for the day between Kensington and Tower Hill.

 

Here are some photos of the special day.

routemasters-kensington Some of the buses line up at the start of the day at Kensington

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Leon Daniels (Left) Managing Director Surface Transport (Transport for London) and Sir Peter Hendy Commissioner of Transport for London (Right) in front of RTW467 which they crewed for the day. RTW467 dates from 1950 

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Route 9 operated to Becontree Heath until 1968.

SRM recreates the scene at Five Elms on a journey towards Becontree Heath

RT3232-Ensign RT3232 from Ensign Bus at Barking Garage
SRM3-BecontreeHeath The crew of SRM pose for the camera at Becontree Heath Bus Station
2xSRMsHydeParkCorner SRM3 of Tower Transit, and SRM7 from Timebus Travel together at Knightsbridge.

 

 Photos by Danny Dudziec, Billy Birkett and Russell Young