70 years of Routemaster service (Prototypes, Early Types and Odd Ones)25 August

From the collection of the London Bus Company and friends, this unique event will enable visitors to ride on some of the earliest surviving Routemaster buses including the prototypes as well as some of the provincial RMs seen across the length and breadth of the country. 

vintage London Bus at an Epping Ongar Railway event

Our steam and diesel train services will also be in operation, together with our route 339 bus service providing connections to Epping Underground station (Central Line, zone 6).

The Penny Salon gallery at Ongar will be showing a topical photographic exhibition. Admission is free.


Timetables and bus allocations

Complete timetables, together with bus allocations, will be available in the programme which can be purchased on the day for £2. 

Prototype Routemaster buses Routemaster buses

Getting to us

You can start your journey at any of our stations, or on the vintage London bus service from Epping Underground station. 

It's easy to get to us via the London Underground. Our inclusive vintage London buses will run from right outside the front of Epping Underground station (Central Line, zone 6), connecting with our train services and the other bus routes at North Weald station. A feeder service will also operate from Chingford station direct to North Weald at 09.50.

There is only limited car parking for disabled passengers at our stations, which must be booked in advance. There is no public parking at North Weald for this event.

Public car parks are available in Ongar (charges may apply), a short walk from the station (use postcode CM5 9AB); Alternatively passengers may park at Epping Station (charges apply) and join our vintage London bus service (use postcode CM16 4HW). 

The bus services are included in your great value fare All Day Rover fare.

More details about how to get to us



Adult - Bus only: £10
This ticket allows unlimited travel on the bus services only.

Adult - Bus and train all day rover: £18
This ticket allows unlimited travel on all the bus services and our heritage train services.

Child: £1

Children under 3 are free - no ticket needed.

Tickets can be purchased on the day, or in advance, via the link below, and selecting 25 August from the calendar. 



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Further details to be announced