Routemaster Bus Specs

Written by paul cartmell
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According to information from the BBC the Routemaster bus was manufactured in a number of forms from the late 1950s through 1968. Routemaster buses ran on the roads of London, U.K. until Dec. 8, 2005.

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Types

The Routemaster Association reports 2,876 Routemaster buses were produced by auto manufacturer AEC Leyland, and the majority of these were the Standard Routemaster model of which 2,120 were produced. The Standard Routemaster was produced from 1958 to 1965.

Engine

The BBC reports the Standard Routemaster and the Extended Routemaster were equipped with a 9.6 litre AEC Leyland engine with 115 brake horse power. A number of the Standard Routemaster buses were also made with a 9.8 litre AEC engine.

Size

The Routemaster measured 8 feet wide and 14 feet 4.5 inches high, and was capable of carrying 64 passengers with 28 downstairs and 36 on the upper deck. The Routemaster Association explains the bus was manufactured with an aluminium body.

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