Classic Routemaster buses paraded at special event in Finsbury Park to celebrate 60th Anniversary

Routemaster buses celebrated at special 60th anniversary event
Enthusiasts attend a gathering of Routemasters in Finsbury Park (Picture: Getty Images)

Routemaster fans were treated to a parade of the iconic buses in north London this weekend.

More than 150 of the vehicles were on show at the event in Finsbury Park, which celebrated the 60th anniversary of when they were first produced.

The Routemasters included ones that had been brought in from countries such as France and Scotland.

The double-decker bus was originally built by Associated Equipment Company (AEC) in 1954 and was produced until 1968.

They regularly operated in London from 1956 to 2005 – when the number was drastically reduced to serve just two special heritage routes.

Routemasters, Finsbury Park
The event marked the 60th anniversary of when the vehicle was first built (Picture: Getty Images)

A new version of the bus was introduced by London Mayor Boris Johnson in 2011.

Routemasters, Finsbury Park
The buses still serve two special routes in central London (Picture: Getty Images)
Routemasters, Finsbury Park
The original buses were built by Associated Equipment Company (AEC) (Picture: Getty Images)

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