Our Fleet, Your Bus

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 London Transport ownership and subsequent owners these buses have undergone different upgrades or conversions and have varying maintenance standards since being decommissioned from London service.

Our fleet in presented in two conditions, Preserved and First Class.

Preserved buses have been maintained to a similar presentation when they were withdrawn from London service. Features include, blue moquette seat upholstery with florescent lighting. Refurbished wall coverings and flooring.

First Class buses have been reverted back to their original 1960’s specification. This specifically includes, period tartan upholstery, tungsten bulb lighting in the saloon, original wall coverings and flooring which give a true reflection of the buses during the golden age of London Transport. These vehicles have a particular special feel of originality and occasion. 


ROUTEMASTER, 64 seat. ELIZABETH: FIRST CLASS

Starting life in 1964 as a traditional red Routemaster she was chosen as 1 of 25 Routemaster's selected to receive the Queen's Silver Jubilee livery which it carried between February and November of that year, during this time it carried fleet number 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 have this outstanding bus as part of our fleet from 2017 onwards.

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  • Withdrawn from London Transport: Circa 1980's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

ROUTEMASTER, 72 seat. ALICE: PRESERVED

Alice is a 1967 Routemaster of the longer variety. She was in London service until 2005 before being de-comissioned and into storage as part of a private collection. Re-commisioned by Expeditional in 2010 as our first bus, she has a special place in our hearts.

  • Condition: Preserved
  • Fleet code: RML2649
  • Seats: 72 (40 top, 32 lower deck), no standees.
  • Crew: 2, Driver & Conductor
  • Withdrawn from London Transport: 2005
  • Features: PA system (mic, music inputs).

Routemaster, Open Top, 72 seat. Nicole: PRESERVED

RML2697 was converted to an open top bus in 2012 and was almost immediately involved in providing worldwide media coverage of the London Olympics. Before this she performed regular sightseeing tours in Scotland. Now in the care of the Expeditional, she is something of a minor celebrity having transported Jamie Oliver, Nicole Scherzinger, appeared on the BBC twice among other major broadcasters.

  • Fleet code: RML2697
  • 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.

Routemaster, 28 seat. Madeleine: FIRST CLASS

RMC1496 was originally a coach version of the Routemaster which created a more comfortable mode of transport with doors and an air suspension. Now adapted to a hospitality space for transport and static use.

  • Fleet code: RMC1496
  • Seats: 28 (23 top, 5 lower deck), no standees.
  • Crew: 2, Driver & Conductor
  • Uses: Transport, Race Days, Proms & Promotional events.
  • Features: PA system (mic, music inputs), Video display, on board 230v mains option.

ROUTEMASTER, 72 seat. VARIOUS AVAILABLE: PRESERVED

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