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Ride free on old buses in service on London bus route 61 (and 261)!

On Saturday 14th September 2024, between 10am and 5pm in conjunction with Heritage Open Days the London Bus Museum will be running heritage buses dating from the 1950s to 1970s alongside the normal daily service on route 61, between Bromley and Chislehurst via Orpington.

No need to book, just put out your hand at any route 61 or 261 bus stop and a heritage bus will stop to pick you up!

Buses used will mostly be the iconic RT-type, which in the 1950s formed the largest standardised bus fleet in the world, plus their successor the Routemaster. There will also be a selection of more modern buses of types used on route 61 (and 261) over the years.

Plus ... In support of charity, our friends at Stagecoach London will be holding an Open Day at Bromley Garage on the same day to celebrate the garage's centenary (small entry charge). It will be open between 11am and 4pm with visiting/vintage vehicles on display, trade stands and a range of branded event merchandise on sale.  Routes 61 and 261 pass the garage.  Come and see behind the scenes!

21st June ~ Heritage Open Days link updated ~ check back for further updates and follow us on Facebook

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