Rare opportunity to take a free ride on a heritage bus through Surrey

Passengers are being given the chance to take a ride on old buses on a popular route for free. Open-platform green buses, with real conductors, will run a free service between Kingston and Redhill via Epsom (route 406) on Sunday, June 9.

Buses being used will mostly be the iconic Routemaster, dating from the late 1950s and 1960s, and their predecessor the RT-type, which in the 1950s formed the largest standardised bus fleet in the world. The London Bus Museum has organised the special service, which is part of a move to bring buses out of the museum and back into use.

They say: "No need to book, just turn up at a route 406 bus stop and put out your hand. We will be running buses from the 1940s to the 1990s...This special service is not part of Transport for London but will run alongside the regular TfL route 406 on which normal fares apply."

The routes will run from around 9am to 5pm with buses passing through Kingston, Ewell, Epsom, Reigate and Redhill More info here.

The route:

  • Kingston - Cromwell Road

  • Surbiton Hill

  • Tolworth Broadway and station

  • Ewell village

  • Epsom town centre

  • Tattenham Corner

  • Tadworth

  • Reigate

  • Redhill bus station