The LBM Collection
The theme of this year’s London Bus Museum’s “On the Buses” was set by incoming Chairman Leon Daniels who expressed a desire to gather together as much of the Museum’s historic collection of London Buses as could be arranged in an unique display, from an 1875 Horse Bus through the decades to the early 2000s, some rare, some fragile, some even film stars.
Amongst the LBM Collection of just under 50 vehicles on display will be:
- The chassis of AD52, a 1928 ADC coach, originally with National
- The remains of Scooter LT1059
- 1931 ex-Queen Line and Green Line AEC 5T4 coach T357
- The former Paris Museum 3RT3 RT2657
There will also be displays of visiting vehicles from operators and individuals, hopefully including RT2129, converted STL tree-lopper 971J, C94 and C111, family attractions such as “Lil’ Riders” mechanical animals and Punch & Judy shows as well as a Traders’ Market selling collectables and memorabilia.
Bus Tours on historic buses will depart to Walton High Street & Seven Hills, West Byfleet and Addlestone, Sunbury Village and Chertsey Bridge whilst the Museum’s 1890 Three Light Horse Bus will take passengers off-site on a memorable trip.
But it is not all historical. The 462 free circular bus routes taking in Weybridge Station and running every ten or so minutes to Brooklands will be covered by the very latest in bus technology. A terrific opportunity witness such a collection and to journey on board:
- BYD/ADL electric from Metroline
- BYD/DD electric from Metroline
- ADL E400 electric from Tower Transit
- ADL E200 electric from London United
- ADL E200 electric from Stagecoach South (Guildford)
- Volvo SRM opp-charge hybrid from Go-Ahead
- LT1000 hybrid from London United
- Scania DD gas from Reading
- Streetdeck hybrid from Tower Transit
- Enterprise 2HD 3 axle (TA1) from Go-Ahead
Please note that due to the Weybridge 10k road race in the morning, Monument Hill will be closed until 11:00, meaning that the 462 will not serve Weybridge Library until after that time. Earlier journeys will instead serve the Prince’s Road stop on Weybridge Green.
Visitors may be further interested in LBM Workshop Tours, a rare chance to see of the preservation work carried out by our volunteers.
Although the museum will be show casing all of its vehicles, all other owners are still welcome to bring their vehicles.
The museum will open at 10:00 and normal admission charges apply, including free entry for BMT and LBPT Members. Car Parking for this event is free and located in The Heights off Wellington Way, please follow the event signage on the day.
Apart from the 462 free shuttle bus, we are pleased to announce that Quality Line will run a free feeder bus from Epsom via Leatherhead to Brooklands, the times are:
|Epsom Waterloo Road Stop F (connect with 460)||09:00|
|Epsom Ashley Road Stop K (connect with 293)||09:01|
|Epsom General Hospital||09:05|
|Leatherhead Station (connect with 465)||09:25|
|Brooklands London Bus Museum||09:50|
|Brooklands London Bus Museum||16:20|
|Leatherhead Station (connect with 465)||16:50|
|Epsom General Hospital||17:05|
|Epsom Clock Tower (connect with 293 and 460)||17:10|