How big is a London Routemaster (RML)?

The London Routemaster RML, developed by AEC in partnership with London Transport was introduced to the streets of London in the 1950’s and continued to be on the London Bus Timetable until December 2005.

This old London Bus with ‘hop-on hope-off’ open rear platform was ideal for easy access and rapid exit for London commuters in busy areas such as Marble Arch, Tower Bridge and Chelsea

How many seats on a Routemaster RML?
The RML Routemaster can seat 72 passengers, 32 downstairs and 40 upstairs. Although lighter than most modern buses the RML Routemaster still weighs between 7tons and 12tons dependent on passenger numbers.

What are the dimensions of a London Routemaster RML?

Sitting on two chassis the AEC Routemaster is powered by a 9.6 litre diesel engine and a 4-speed gearbox. Overall dimensions of the London Routemaster RML are 30’ Long, 8’ Wide and 14’ 4.5” in height.

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