Vintage bus parade at Victoria Bus Station to mark the 70th anniversary of the first post-war RT bus features an Arriva route

  
  

To mark the 70th anniversary of the first post-war RT bus, there was a parade of vintage buses at Victoria Bus Station on Wednesday morning.

The first post-war RT (known as the 3RT) entered service on 10th May 1947, seventy years ago. Whilst similar in design to the prototype RT1, which entered service on 9th August 1939, the body of the post-war RT was completely different under the skin from the 150 RT2s built in the early 1940s, which were timber-framed.  The new standardised and jig-build design was built in huge numbers, with 5,450 completely interchangeable bodies built between 1947 and 1954, lasting in London service until 1979.

Commercial Director, Peter Batty, said:

"The history of Arriva route 38 serving Victoria goes back more than 100 years, so seeing a recreation of the route as it was in the late 1940s reminds us all how bus services have played such an important and familiar role in keeping London moving.  Arriva London is proud to play its part in that, and to carry on the tradition of new bus design, as we see with the New Routemasters on routes 38 and 73 today."

 

  
  

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Published : Thu 11th May. 2017
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