HISTORIC bus routes will be brought to life this weekend.

In conjunction with the London Transport Museum, Epping Ongar Railway (EOR) is hosting a day of heritage bus and railway services.

An intensive train service will operate, including steam trains hauled by Metropolitan Number 1, with a display of some of London Transport's iconic buses connecting the railway Epping Forest, Ongar and North Weald stations with underground platforms in Epping and Shenfield.

Perhaps most excitingly for the transport traditionalist, additional buses will operate on special services 175, 381A and 718, recreating former London Transport bus routes on the area.

Dean Walton, business development manager, said: “The London Transport week-end is when we look at the EOR as part of the Underground.

"The year we have expanded the event to include London Transport bus services in the area.”

Also on offer on Saturday and Sunday will be family-appropriate craft activities at North Weald station, where attendees can design a London Transport logo badge as a memento of the day.

A carefully curated selection of London Transport Museum gifts and products will also be available for sale over the weekend including Underground themed books, toys and exclusive models.

Malcolm Batten, who volunteers at EOR, will be signing his new book 'East London Buses 1970s - 1980s' in the Penny Salon gallery at Ongar Station.

Tickets cost £38 for a family in advance, £41 on the day.

Go to www.eorailway.co.uk/events/london-transport-weekend to find out more.