Our Fleet

Although Routemaster buses look alike they are all different in many ways. Every bus is unique in its history and presentation. Although the vast majority of Routemaster’s were originally hand built to the same standards for London Transport, during LT ownership and subsequent owners these buses have undergone different upgrades or conversions and have varying maintenance standards since being decommissioned from London service.

At the Expeditional our vintage Routemaster’s must pass the same stringent mechanical tests as modern vehicles. We present our fleet to two configurations, Preserved and Restored. Preserved buses have been largely maintained to a similar presentation to when they were withdrawn from London service, this features a blue moquette seat upholstery with tube lighting. Restored buses have been reverted back to the original 1960’s specification. This specifically includes period tartan upholstery, tungsten bulb lighting in the saloon, wall coverings and flooring which give a true reflection of the buses at the peak of their lives.


FEATURE BUS: ELIZABETH - ROUTEMASTER RM 64 seats

Elizabeth has an interesting history. Starting life in 1964 as a traditional red Routemaster she was chosen as 1 of 25 Routemasters to undergo a colour change in 1977 to silver to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s silver jubilee. Her fleet code was changed from RM1871 to SRM7. Before being acquired by Expeditional this bus was with its previous keeper for 20 years, maintained with love, care and attention and no expense spared. With its stunning restored period interior we are proud to offer this distinctive bus for hire from 2017 onwards.

 

  • Condition: Restored
  • Fleet code: SRM7 (formerly RM1871)
  • Seats: 64 (36 top, 28 lower deck), no standees.
  • Crew: 2, Driver & Conductor
  • Withdrawn from London Transport: Circa 1980's
  • Uses: Transport, Sightseeing Tours.
  • Features: PA system (mic, music inputs).

ROUTEMASTER RML 72 seats - THE LONG ROUTEMASTER

  • Condition: Preserved
  • Fleet code: RML
  • Seats: 72 (40 top, 32 lower deck), no standees.
  • Crew: 2, Driver & Conductor
  • Uses: Transport, Sightseeing Tours, Promotional, Driving Experiences
  • Features: PA system (mic, music inputs).

ROUTEMASTER RM 64 seats

  • Condition: Preserved
  • Fleet code: RM
  • Seats: 64 (36 top, 28 lower deck), no standees.
  • Crew: 2, Driver & Conductor
  • Uses: Transport, Sightseeing Tours.
  • Features: PA system (mic, music inputs).

Routemaster Open Top RML 72 seats

  • Fleet code: RML
  • Seats: 72 (40 top, 32 lower deck), no standees.
  • Crew: 2, Driver & Conductor
  • Uses: Transport, Sightseeing Tours, Race Days, Proms & Promotional events.
  • Features: PA system (mic, music inputs), on board 230v mains option.

Mercedes-Benz Citaro G

The Bendy Bus

  • Fleet code: MA
  • Seats: 49 with 100 standees.
  • Crew: 1, Driver.
  • Uses: Driving Experiences and Promotional events.