29th August 2003 worked on the last day of Route 15. This was the first of the crew operated routes to be withdrawn from London service.
RM 980 was the last 64 seat Routemaster bus to work in the East End between Aldgate and East Ham Town Hall.
30th August 2003 withdrawn and stored at Stratford.
September 2003 sold to Ensign Bus
5th September 2003 bought by Mr P Warrener, Winchester for preservation.
In August 2014 RM980 was purchased by Traditional Travel Ltd and put back into public service in London.
RM 980 has been beautifully re-sprayed red, original red seat moquette, cream ceiling and burgundy interior has been reinstated, and is ready for weddings and private hire.
June 1989 used on route 248 for last day of East Midlands operation.
February 1992 hired to Sheffield Omnibus.
Re-registered USK 625 by East Midlands.
July 1994 withdrawn by Mansfield, transferred to Stagecoach Scotland and fitted with AEC AV.590 engine.
September 1994 Transferred to Bluebird Buses, Perth then into store 1997.
January 1998 Transferred to back to London service with Stagecoach East London, Upton Park (U) garage for extra support on route 15.
RM980 Went through a Stagecoach East London refurbishment program. Fitted with a new Scania engine to replace the old AEC AV.590 in order to make emissions cleaner. The interior bulb lighting was removed and strobe lights were installed. New heating system, internal CCTV and advertising monitors and new Stagecoach marking seat moquette installed.
March 1998 worked on route 15 and the occasional television appearance on the East Enders film set.