Press and Media

The Press Office at London Transport Museum welcomes enquiries from journalists about the Museum in Covent Garden and the Museum Depot in Acton. 

London Transport Museum explores the heritage of London and its transport system, and the stories of the people who have travelled and worked in the city over the last 200 years. The Museum's collections include original artworks and posters that have been used to promote the city's transport over the last century, as well as outstanding examples of transport vehicles and objects that are evocative of times gone by. The Museum explores both past and present and engages visitors in thinking about what issues and opportunities there are in relation to transport in the future.

Year of the Bus

During 2014 London Transport Museum and Transport for London are celebrating the vital role the bus plays in providing people with access to employment, education, services and social opportunities in London.


Events will include heritage bus runs, talks and Friday Lates as well as a new exhibition at London Transport Museum and a Behind the Scenes at the Museum Open Weekend at the Museum Depot in Acton.

Partner and Sponsors

Year of the Bus is supported by and delivered in partnership with Exterion Media, Abellio, Arriva London, Clear Channel, Go-Ahead London, Metroline, RATP Dev UK Limited, Stagecoach, Wrightbus, Optare and telent Technology Services.

Year of the Bus Themes

This theme includes the role of the bus in the First World War, its iconic design, geographical spread and the growth of the bus network in London, and the role of the bus in media and popular culture. There are some important bus related anniversaries during 2014:

  • 100 years ago the B-Type bus carried troops to the frontline at the start of the First World War
  • 75 year ago the RT1 (RT-type) bus was taken into stock
  • 60 years ago one of the most iconic and popular buses of all time, the Routemaster, was unveiled at the Commercial Motor Show at Earls Court

This theme celebrates all the amazing people that help run our bus services - drivers, conductors and the many staff who work behind the scenes to help keep London on the move.

Economy and innovation
This theme looks at how the provision of bus services in London supports the Capital’s economy and thousands of jobs around the country which depend upon London’s bus network.

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