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The Very Best of London Buses

Sunday October 23rd, 2011

This day sees the first event at the new London Bus Museum at Cobham Hall, Brooklands, Weybridge, Surrey. Billed as “The very best of London Buses – a unique display”, the event will feature line-ups of the very best and most authentically presented examples of the major London bus types from the horse-buses onwards.

Buses from private collections will also be on display and we are pleased to announce that Mike Sutcliffe will be showing his superbly restored Leyland X type and his Leyland ‘Chocolate Express’ early 1900s buses.

London Transport Museum has also agreed to bring along vehicles from their own collection.

Malcolm Skevington will also be at the event with his Leyland Cub, CR 16, a very unusual rear-engine single deck bus, of a type not usually seen at transport rallies.

In addition to these very special displays, there will be a network of bus services operated by historic buses and based on those routes operated by London Transport in the Weybridge/Addlestone area in the 1950s and 1960s (click here for timetable and route details). The new London Bus Museum will be open, featuring the historic time-line of London buses and there will be a collectors’ market inside the building. The Museum shop will have a special limited-edition RF model on sale to commemorate this year’s 60th anniversary of the class.

Admission is £10 and includes all the Brooklands Museum attractions as well (except Concorde for which there is an extra charge). There are concessions for senior citizens & students, children and families. Entry is free for card-carrying LBPT and Brooklands Museum members, plus a £2 discount will be offered to card-carrying members of the London Omnibus Traction Society and Friends of London Transport Museum.

For those coming by public transport, the nearest station is Weybridge from where a regular free bus service will operate to the Museum gate. If coming by car, the post-code for satnavs is KT13 0SL. Leave the M25 at junction 10 (A3 northbound) and follow the brown signs from the Painshill junction (A245) off the A3 to Mercedes Benz World & Brooklands Museum.

Car-parking at Brooklands is included in the admission price, but will be situated in the area called the Heights, situated in Brooklands Road, so please follow the special event parking signs.

A full range of refreshments will also be available in Brooklands own Sunbeam Cafe.

Event Feeder Services.

Express RF429
REDHILL Bus station 0915
Reigate Station 0923
Lower Kingswood Fox 0930
Cheam Village stop D 0940
Worcester Park Station 0955
Esher High Street 1005
Brooklands Bus Museum 1015
Return departs 1530
Express MB90
Basingstoke Rail Station 0815
Hartley Wintney High Street, Swan Court 0845
Blackwater London Road Post Office (for Rail Station) 0900
Camberley Rail Station 0910
Bagshot Square 0920
Chobham Village Hall 0940
West Byfleet Waitrose 0950
Brooklands Bus Museum 1000
Return departs
Route 408 RF600
West Croydon Bus Station 0900
Wallington Green 0910
Sutton Post Office stop S 0920
Cheam Village stop B 0925
Epsom High Street stop J 0935
Leatherhead Bull 0950
Brooklands Bus Museum 1015
Return departs 1650
Route 131 RM357 RT1702
Crystal Palace stop A 0915
Clapham South Station stop SD 0935
Wimbledon Station stop P 0900 0950
Kingston Church 0920 1010
Hampton Court Station 0925 1015
Walton on Thames Hepworth Way 0940 1030
Brooklands Bus Museum 0955 1045
Return departs 1645 1615
Route 462 RLH48
Amersham Garage 0750
Amersham Station 0756
Chalfont St Giles Pheasant 0807
Chalfont St Peter Church 0812
Gerrards Cross Packhorse 0820
Slough Crown 0838
Windsor Bus Station 0850
Old Windsor Bells of Ouzeley 0901
Staines The Causeway, Sainsbury’s 0911
Chertsey Church 0920
Addlestone LT Garage 0930
Weybridge Ship 0935
Weybridge Station 0940
Weybridge Vickers Works 0945
Return departs 1645
Express RF354
Guildford Bus Station stop 19 0930
Brooklands Bus Museum 1000
Return departs 1645