Red Route…

In 2005 London Transport took these lovely Routemaster buses off the streets of London, due to concerns about disabled access…but since then there has been many a call for them. Tourists, Film crews and Londoners alike have missed this old traditional Gem…But I am pleased to tell you that by the year 2012 they aim to have a new fleet of these traditional buses with curved glass roofs and up to date mod cons, to give the passenger a total new/old experience for tourism in London! Horaah!

(Tower Bridge by Happy Harris)The original Routemaster was an icon of London…so in the meantime…and it is a long wait until 2012! visitors can still have a ride on this wonderful bus on heritage Route 15! (shown above and below) Click here for details!

Until next time! πŸ™‚

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    Neil
    March 2, 2009 / 3:48 pm

    Yes, bring back the routemaster, I love these buses and will post a picture on my blog, lets start a campaign to bring them all back, surely there is still room for some tradition in this crazy modern world. Neil

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    dandeliongirl
    February 26, 2009 / 4:39 am

    i adore these red buses. if it weren’t for the fact that i definitely do not live in london, i would try to buy one! i don’t think i could afford the shipping!when me and hubby were first dating we went to see an indie film at a very cool little local theatre that had tables and waitresses and beer. we sat through over 2 hours of reading subtitles about these star crossed lovers, and right as they were finally getting together, he runs out into the street to catch up to her on the other side, and WHAM! he gets hit by a double decker red bus! so, as twisted as that sounds, they always bring back such nice memories of me and hubby when our love was brand new!

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    Happy @/*-*@
    February 26, 2009 / 2:46 am

    Hi katie…yep you have noticed – well done chick…I live and dream that one day i might be that famous! he he he!love Happy x

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    Katie Trott
    February 25, 2009 / 9:29 pm

    Eveyone loves those buses, they are icons! And I love that your little face is on the front of them, so cute πŸ™‚ Am I the only one who noticed?

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    Kitschen Pink
    February 25, 2009 / 8:49 pm

    Oh that will be cute- not sure about the glass rooves – it’s supposed to be private and very smoky on the top floor – I’m guessing none of that is allowed in 21st century london! t.x

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    Happy @/*-*@
    February 25, 2009 / 4:21 pm

    It will be a good time to come…! its our Olympic year! πŸ™‚

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    Liz
    February 25, 2009 / 4:19 pm

    Glad to hear it! Maybe by that time I’ll take my dream vacation to London and ride one. Love your blog, so much eye candy!

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    Vintage Tea
    February 25, 2009 / 11:14 am

    London certainly isn’t the same without the red buses… it’s so sad to see red buses, telephone boxes and alike disappearing.Victoria xx

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    jellybelly*jellybrain
    February 25, 2009 / 9:50 am

    Black cabs, red telephone boxes, red buses … what next?!

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    Hen
    February 25, 2009 / 9:10 am

    I miss the Routemaster, such a shame they got rid of them. I understand the thinking behind it but I hardly ever see disabled people trying to get on buses!

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    Sal
    February 25, 2009 / 8:33 am

    I always loved those buses!Glad to hear that they will be on the streets of London, once again!;-)

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    our shabby cottage
    February 25, 2009 / 5:48 am

    London would not be the same without them. Glad they are coming back.

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    Sweetina
    February 25, 2009 / 3:41 am

    Oh Thank Goodness!I went to school in the UK (1970-73!)and I am a British Subject, and was so upset when I learned they had retired the old routemaster! This is great news!I hope to come back to visit so I will definately have a ride!Tina

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