Vintage Buses Run on the 65 Route for a Day

London Bus Museum offers chance to experience historic route as it used to be

Over 25 vintage buses took part in the event. Picture: Mark Kehoe

A special Route 65 event was held by the London Bus Museum this Sunday (11 April).

People along the route in Brentford and Ealing were able to enjoy the spectacle of old buses running along this long historic route between Argyle Road in West Ealing and Leatherhead.

During the road run by historic vehicles a free bus service was offered subject to Covid-19 constraints including strict limits on capacity with the current routes and stops used.

An old Routemaster passes by Griffin Park in Brentford
An old Routemaster passes by Griffin Park in Brentford. Picture: Mark Kehoe

There were over 25 buses in service on the route, of which 20 will be over 40 years old.

They included both historic and current buses from the London Bus Museum, private owners and bus operators, the majority being former London Transport RT and Routemaster families.

A vintage bus goes past St. Mary's Church in Ealing. Picture: Mark Kehoe
A vintage bus goes past St. Mary's Church in Ealing. Picture: Mark Kehoe

Buses ran broadly every 15 minutes between Ealing Argyle Road and Chessington Zoo (some journeys requiring a change in Kingston), continuing every 30 minutes to Leatherhead with connecting 465 journeys to Dorking. See our 65 timetable and 65 route map.

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April 14, 2021