Posts Tagged ‘Regent III’


Continuing in my nostalgia vein at the London Transport Museum, lets turn to the first bus I remember from my childhood years of bus travel. The AEC Regent III, known colloquially by its designation code as ‘The RT’ was the standard bus of my childhood. It had been introduced to London in the 1940s. It continued to be produced until 1954, by which time other buses such as the ‘Routemaster’ had begun to appear.


In all 4674 of these standard design RT’s were produced for London Transport along with 2141 variant buses coded as RTL or RTW. The RTW had a wider body whilst the RTL was a longer bus. The RT continued to operate on LT routes until April 1979 when the last bus was withdrawn from service.