Following the success of the free vintage bus rides around Norwich in Christmas 2017, which raised a fabulous £1,500 for The Benjamin Foundation, we will once again be offering festive shoppers a chance to hop on and off our vintage London bus in the city, all to raise money for a worthy local cause.
Whether it’s shopping for those last-minute gifts or just enjoying the fabulous, festive atmosphere in Norwich, the Routemaster bus will be a great way to get around the city this Christmastime. Shoppers will be able to experience the charm of a genuine London Transport Routemaster, complete with driver and conductor (dressed ready for Christmas of course!), whilst enjoying views of some of the City’s festive decorations.
From 20th to 24th December there will be 6 trips each day, departing Castle Meadow hourly from 10.30 to 15.30 inclusive. The vintage Routemaster double-decker will operate a circular route around the city, calling at St Stephens Street, City Hall, and Norwich Rail Station before returning to Castle Meadow at the end of a 30-minute journey. Passengers can hop on or off at any of these stops to explore some of the most festive parts of the city.
The bus will operate as a free service, but we collecting donations for a very worthy local cause – Big C – Norfolk and Waveney’s cancer charity, run and supported by local people to ensure that those in the local community affected by cancer have access to outstanding care, when they need it, close to where they live. We have chosen the charity following the sad loss of two members of our team, Ray Traynor and David Brown, this year – both of whom drove Routemaster 2151 on a regular basis.