Morecambe Vintage Bus Day

26th May 2019 –

The RIBBLE VEHICLE PRESERVATION TRUST will again be operating its popular ‘Vintage Bus Running Day’ in Morecambe Sunday, May 26th, 2019. This year also sees the centenary of RIBBLE MOTOR SERVICES and as such we will be hosting a larger event at Morecambe Football Club as well as Morecambe Promenade.

With a selection of vintage buses, many from the old local Ribble Company, RVPT will operate a FREE service from Carnforth railway station, Happy Mount Park and Heysham Village to the Morecambe Football Club & Promenade every 10 minutes from about 09:30 to 18.00.

As well as a display of vintage buses and coaches on the promenade near the Midland Hotel & at the football club, there will also with open top tours subject to good weather.
This is a great day out for all the family, while parents and grandparents can reminisce, the younger passenger can experience to sounds and smells of the past, chirpy conductors and possibly even try their hand with an old ticket machine.

With additional easy access to Morecambe from the M6 via the Bay Gateway, you could start your public transport day out with great train links to Barrow in Furness, Skipton and Leeds or catch the bus from Preston or the South Lakes.

We will be offering bi-directional bus stops at Carnforth Station, Morecambe Winter Gardens, Happy Mount Park and Heysham Village, there is ample opportunity to get a good Sunday lunch, take in a stroll on the prom and grab an ice cream.

In addition, there will be the popular Bare Circular, Stalls selling memorabilia and Three mystery tours (approx. 40 minutes) on vintage coaches
Programmes available on the day for £4 with full details and timetables.

The day will be packed with activities including:
Free Bus Services to and from Heysham, Carnforth & Happy Mount Park
Book signing of New ‘Ribble 100 Book’
Short Films and Sound Archive footage
Memorabilia Sales and Displays
Open top Buses, Vehicle Displays
Food and Beverages
Souvenir Pictures
And much much more…

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