London Bus Museum Route 65 Running Day
- Date April 11, 2021
- Time 9:00am - 5:30pm
- Suitable for Everyone
In lieu of their Spring Gathering, London Bus Museum have organised the Route 65 Running Day.
On Sunday 11th April they will be running old buses running along this long historic route 65 between Ealing and Leatherhead.
The event will comprise two elements – a road run by historic vehicles over the route and a free bus service subject to Covid-19 constraints. Take the opportunity to ride on some of the buses, but buses will operate with limited capacity in order to maintain social distancing, so make sure to plan to spend part of the day watching (and photographing) at the many scenic places along the route.
Service buses will include both historic and current buses from the London Bus Museum, private owners and bus operators, the majority being former London Transport RT (6) and Routemaster (11) families. London Bus Museum hopes to operate its 1937 STL‐type and the 1939 prototype RT1; other planned participants include a former BEA AEC Regal airport coach.
For more information on participants and the route timetable visit londonbusmuseum.com
The event continues to be subject to any changes in Government regulations and advice; current plans are based on the end of the ‘stay at home’ rule, whereby limited local travel is permitted.
Buses in free service will operate with limited passenger numbers, in accordance with owners’ risk assessments. The focus will therefore be on viewing the buses from the roadside, rather than
spending all day travelling. Bus crews have been provided with the following guidance:
- Passengers (single or family) to be requested to sit with empty seats in front, beside and behind them. No standing
- Windows to remain open throughout the day
- Touch points to be sanitised between each journey
- Masks mandatory for passengers and crew
- Crews will be encouraged to refuse boarding to potential passengers seen failing to socially distance at bus stops.