15th Anniversary of Routemasters leaving route 159

December 2021 is the 16th anniversary of the last mainstream crew operation in London and the date when Routemasters ceased operation on route 159.
The Routemaster Association will be commemorating this anniversary with a road run over the route.

  • December 11, 2021
  • 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

For those bringing a bus to the 159-anniversary run please be at the Ace Café from 10.00am, we have exclusive use of the venue car park this year so there should be plenty of space for all the buses attending. We will depart for the run at approximately 12noon from the Ace Café and subject to any road closures will follow the 159 route from Marble Arch to Thornton Heath, traditionally we will also stop outside Brixton Garage for the customary photo shoot.

For the photographers, after leaving the Ace Café, the first Routemasters should arrive in the Marble Arch area about 45 – 60 minutes later, depending upon traffic.