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updated 20th July 2023

RF679 and RT3148 at Great Bookham
RF679 and RT3148 at Great Bookam on a Green Rovers Day in 2023.
Covid-19 put a large dent in the prospects of large scale Running Days. The costs, especially of public liability insurance, have sky-rocketed, and the team that used to provide the buses are now older and/or less able, due to Covid effects.

But the hankering to join with a handful of friends to enjoy some of the old buses remains. So a club has been formed to share days out with some of London Transport's Country Area buses, recreating some of the lesser known routes. Not many people in a bus for the forseeable future, but perhaps several buses. Country Bus Rallies did some of these in the early days, such as the gathering at Limpsfield Chart back in March 2000.

The primary vehicle types to be used will include; RM/RT/RF/RW/GS.

Any personal data such as contact details will be kept in confidence by Colin Rivers and only for the use of related event information and communications.

Ian Smith will not be an organiser, nor hold data on participants, but will try to keep folk informed and report on those events that he can join (Travel from Teeside, age, and other commitments make this sometimes uncertain!)

Colin Rivers will co-ordinate and issue the invitations. He can be contacted at Please let him know if you would be interested in joining the club.


Green Rovers Days Hello Green Rovers members Hope you are all well. Looking forward to the new season so here are the events panned so far for this year. SUNDAY 2 June - Hertford 100 years Hertford North Station celebrations. We have been asked to provide a vintage bus for this event . So whilst not strictly a Green Rovers event but your are welcome to join us Routes will be 390/388/329 passing Hertford North Celebrations based at the castle. More details when I get them SUNDAY 30th June -Knockholt day. As Sevenoaks is now alternate years we plan to run as a Green Rovers Day at Knockholt. Buses available for this event will be RF679 .633 GS62 and Rt 3148, Routes will be 431A/B/C 471 . 410. 403. SUNDAY 28th July, Reigate or Amersham The final Location will depend on discussion around suitable points /places for pick - up/layover and set down areas Amersham 348 398/398A 373 Reigate 447 439 414 Saturday Sunday 7/ 8th September Hitchin .Stevenage and Hertford Saturday- 7th Green rovers day on Saturday 7th covering routes not run on the Sunday 8th Sunday 8th - Running day based in Hertford and Hitchin ( More details to follow ) Please let me know if you can join us on any of these events especially your commitment for the Knockholt event as seats are limited on the GS journeys, Kind regards Colin