R.T. type bus emerging from the Dartford Tunnel - photograph

The Dartford Tunnel was opened to traffic in November 1963, a few months before this photo was taken in early 1964. The tunnel runs beneath the Thames in Kent, a few miles beyond the southern boundaries of Greater London. However, linked to the M25 road that runs all the way around London, it is very much a feature of London life. It was designed to ease north-south congestion by taking traffic out of London. Four million vehicles were using the tunnel within the first year. The bus in this picture at the front of a queue of traffic is an R.T.-type running on route 300, the route introduced in 1963 to use the new tunnel.
Production Date:
10 Apr 1964
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Photographer : Dr Heinz Zinram
Transport for London

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