Our buses are hired for transporting mourners at funeral services by taking part in the funeral cortege. Typically, there may be a procession with a hearse, a limousine carrying close family members of the deceased, and our bus can follow sedately in procession through the streets.
This can provide travel between home or hotel, memorial service, burial service and wake.
A classic red London bus is sometimes chosen to appropriately mark the passing of a loved one whose career was in the industry, such as a bus driver or conductor, or who held a passion for such a vehicle.
At this difficult time for the bereaved, be assured that everyone at Timebus will be sensitive and sympathetic to the occasion.
Features of our Service
Our qualified florist can provide free of charge, if required, a ribbon sash over the bonnet coloured black, purple, mauve or other choice.
Destination blind displays can be set to plain black blanks.
The crew will be smartly dressed in charcoal grey suits.
Some large London cemeteries we have visited on hire are:
East Finchley Cemetery & St Marylebone Crematorium, Tangle Tree Close, off East End Road, East Finchley, close to N2 0XH
Hendon Cemetery & Crematorium, Holders Hill Road, NW7 1NB
Highgate Cemetery, Swains Lane, N6 6PJ
Islington Crematorium, St Pancras & Islington Cemetery, 278 High Road, East Finchley N2 9AG. (Here, a Routemaster bus can actually drive into the grounds, which are very large.)
Kensal Green Cemetery, Harrow Road W10 4RA
In most cases a hearse is provided by the funeral directors for the coffin or ashes of the deceased. We have been asked to carry a coffin; our Routemaster Express vehicles are suitable for this. The coffin is rested in the lower saloon by the bearers, who would also accompany the coffin during the journey. Other passengers would travel upstairs, where there are 32 seats available.