Saturday, 27 May 2017

The Aintree Assortment

On Saturday 3rd June, Aintree Coachlines will be hosting a charity bus running day.

The day will start with a pick up from outside Liverpool Lime Street railway station at 10:30am and we will be aiming to return everyone back to the railway station for 17:30 approximately.

For a full days travel on board this running day the fare has been set at an amazing £10 per person payable on the day, as we expect this to be a popular event can we request that all seats are now reserved in advance.

During this visit, we will be aiming to use a selection of double decker buses from the Aintree Coachlines fleet.

We will be visiting the Aintree Coachlines, Avon Buses, Helms of Eastham and Maghull Coaches premises.

All vehicles are subject to on the day and we hope to see as many of you as possible during this running day.

There is currently 20 seats available.

If you have any questions about this running day, please send them by email to busrunningdays@gmail.com and do not contact Aintree Coachlines as they will be unable to assist you.

NWVRT Annual Open & Running Day

On Sunday 4th June, The North West Vehicle Restoration Trust at Kirkby will be holding their 6th annual open and bus running day and it promises to be bigger and better than ever.

Following on from the huge success of 2016 and after being inundated with questions as to when NWVRT's next event will be, they are delighted to announce the date has been set.

So put Sunday 4th June in the diary, and come along to one of the fastest growing events of it's kind.

Planning is already well underway.

As with previous years, there will be a selection of stalls, refreshments available on site and from the excellent Pat's Cafe a short walk from our premises (plenty of choice of hot and cold food available here all day as well as other drinks and refreshments), and a network of free bus services operating using resident and visiting vehicles.

Something carried over from previous events will be a grand launch of newly restored vehicles that will be making their debut on the day, exclusive to all who attend, as well as the appearance of a very unusual exhibit from Kirkby, who knows, maybe even two...

NWVRT are now taking visiting vehicle and stall entries for the day, however NWVRT urge you to book as soon as possible, as they already have a massive amount of interest and because of space restrictions, it's essential they know you are coming along so we can save you a space, so avoid disappointment...

Any questions about this event should be directed to NWVRT by email on events@nwvrt.co.uk

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The Ellie's Entertainer

On Saturday 10th June, Ellie Rose Coaches of Hull will be hosting a bus running day.

The day will start with a pick up at 10:45am from outside the Hull Truck theatre on Ferensway in Hull City Centre, (less than 2 minutes walk from the bus / railway station) and we hope to return by 17:00 approximately.

For a full days travel on board this running day the fare has been set at an amazing £10 per person.

The main aim during this event will be to visit their depot and to use at least 6 vehicles from their fleet of former Arriva Yorkshire Alexander ALX400's and former Travel West Midlands Plaxton President's.

Ellie Rose currently operate the following Volvo B7TL's V38MOA, V59MOA, V61MOA, V64MOA, V86MOA, V91MOA, V96MOA, V429MOA, V440MOA, V490MOA, W652CWX, W653CWX, W659CWX, W661CWX, W664CWX, W665CWX, W667CWX, W668CWX, W669CWX, W672CWX, W673CWX, W674CWX.

All vehicles are subject to on the day and we hope to see as many of you as possible during this bus running day.

If you have any questions about this bus running day, please send them by email to busrunningdays@gmail.com and do not contact Ellie Rose as they will be unable to assist you.

The Bristol Bonanza

On Saturday 5th August, we will be visiting a number of bus depot's in around the Bristol area.

The day will start with a pick up at 10:20am from Brislington Park & Ride, a second pick up will be made at 10:30am from outside Bristol Temple Meads railway station, we will be aiming to return for 17:30 approximately.

For a full days travel on board this bus depot tour the fare has been set at £15 per person payable on the day, please note that all seats must be reserved in advance.

If you would like any further details or you would like to join us aboard 'The Bristol Bonanza' please drop us on an email on busdepottours@gmail.com

So far we have confirmed visits to Berkeley Coaches, Eagle Coaches and Eastville Coaches.

During 'The Bristol Bonanza' we are hoping to use the following vehicles:

94SHU DAF SB3000 / Van Hool Alizee T8 (N993FWT)
971CYB Volvo Olympian / Northern Counties (S670AAE)
F310MYJ Volvo Citybus / Northern Counties
P527BLJ Volvo B10M / Plaxton Premiere 320
R4POW or T4POW Volvo B10M / Plaxton Excalibur

There is currently 42 seats available.

Please do not contact any of the operators listed above as they will be unable to assist you.

The Blackpool Flyer

We would like to offer you all something slighty different during the Summer Holidays.

This will be in the form of an excursion to Blackpool on Tuesday 22nd August.

The coach will depart from Meadowhall Coach Park at 7:30am and will make a second pick up at 8:20am from the rear of Wakefield bus station (Providence Street) before running direct to Blackpool, returning at 17:30 from Blackpool.

All seats are available at the bargain price of £10 per adult and only £5 for children but its advised that seats must be reserved in advance to avoid disappointment.

If you would like to reserve your seat please drop us an email on busrunningdays@gmail.com

Seats can also be booked in advance by joining us on upcoming running days.

The Connexions Connoisseur

On Saturday 7th October, Harrogate Coach Travel of Tockwith will be hosting a bus enthusiast's running day.

The day will start with a pick up at 10:30am from Memorial Garden's in York (less than 2 minutes walk from the railway station) and we hope to return by 17:30 approximately.

For a full days travel aboard this running day, the fare has been set at an amazing £10 per person which is payable on the day.

The main aim during this event will be to visit the depot and to use a selection of interesting vehicles from the fleet.

The vehicles we will be aiming to use will be chosen from H807TWX, P168BTV, R636HYG, R642HYG, T475KDM, T663VWU, W89HRT and W678PTD.

If for any reason any of the vehicles listed above are not available, we will substitute them with either S612KBA, S635KBA or S752KBA.

All advertised vehicles are subject to on the day and we hope to see as many of you as possible during this running day.

If you have any questions about this running day, please send them by email to busrunningdays@gmail.com and do not contact Harrogate Coach Travel as they will be unable to assist you.

The Midlands Montage

On Saturday 4th November, we will be visiting a number of bus depot's in around the East Midlands and Yorkshire area.

The day will start with a pick up at 10:30am from outside The Penny Black public house, behind Sheffield Interchange. we will be aiming to return for 17:30 approximately.

For a full days travel on board this bus depot tour the fare has been set at £15 per person payable on the day, please note that all seats must be reserved in advance.

If you would like any further details or you would like to join us aboard 'The Midlands Montage' please drop us on an email on busdepottours@gmail.com

So far we have confirmed visits to 2 Way of Scunthorpe, Coopers of Killamarsh, Coopers of Grimsby and Sweyne of Swinefleet.

During 'The Midlands Montage' we are hoping to use the following vehicles:

KIB6474 Neoplan N122 / Neoplan Skyliner (EM02ORS)
SIL7764 Leyland Tiger / Plaxtent Derwent 2 (03-KJ-42)
N370LPN Volvo Olympian / Alexander RL
P100JJH Dennis Trident / Plaxton President (W576RSG)

There is currently 40 seats available.

Please do not contact any of the operators listed above as they will be unable to assist you.

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The North Hykeham Express

On Sunday 5th November, we have arranged an excursion to Lincoln's Vintage Bus Rally.

We will be using former Burnley & Pendle Volvo Olympian / Alexander Royale N116UHP which is now owned by Coopers of Killamarsh.

The day will start with a pick up at 8:10am from outside Leeds railway station, there will be a second pick up at 8:15am from outside Leeds Central Bus Station (opposite Bingo), we will then proceed directly to Meadowhall Coach Park for 9:00am to make our final pick up before heading down to North Hykeham.

For anyone who is planning to join this excursion, we will be offering the bargain fare of only £10 return per person but can we ask that you reserve your seat in advance.

Seats can be reserved in advance by dropping us an email on busrunningdays@gmail.com

There is now only 51 seats available.

Please note, N116UHP will not be in use at the rally but will be on display for photographs etc.

If you have any questions about this excursion, please drop us an email and do not contact Coopers Tours as they will be unable to assist you.

The Bullocks Xmas Cracker

On Saturday 9th December, Ralph Bullock Coaches of Cheadle will be hosting a bus running day.

The day will start with a pick up at 10:30am from outside Stockport railway station and we hope to return by 17:00 approximately.

For a full days travel on board this running day the fare has been set at an amazing £10 per person.

The main aim during this event will be to visit each depot and to use a selection of interesting vehicles.

If you would like to join me on for this trip the fare has been set at only £10 per person which is payable on the day.

The vehicles we will be aiming to use will be chosen from G423SNF, W108EWU, LJ03MKA, LJ03MKB, LJ03MKD, LJ03MKE, LJ03MKF, LJ03MKK, LJ03MWE and LJ03MWF.

All advertised vehicles are subject to on the day and we hope to see as many of you as possible during this running day.

If you have any questions about this running day, please send them by email to busrunningdays@gmail.com and do not contact Ralph Bullock as they will be unable to assist you.

The Auckland Adventure

On Saturday 6th January 2018, Garnetts Coaches of Bishop Auckland will be hosting a bus running day.

The day will start with a pick up at 10:45am from outside the Park Lane / Victoria Road entrance of Darlington railway station and we hope to return by 17:00 approximately.

For a full days travel on board this running day the fare has been set at an amazing £10 per person.

The main aim during this event will be to visit their depot and to use at least 6 former Stagecoach Dennis Trident / Alexander ALX400's chosen from T688KPU, T693KPU, V173MEV, V179MEV, X287NNO, X307NNO, Y359NHK and Y361NHK.

All advertised vehicles are subject to on the day and we hope to see as many of you as possible during this bus running day.

If you have any questions about this bus running day, please send them by email to busrunningdays@gmail.com and do not contact Garnetts Coaches as they will be unable to assist you.

The 2 Way Specialty

On Saturday 3rd February 2018, 2 Way Transport will be hosting a running day.

The day will start with a pick up at 10:20am from Lakeside Retail Park and a second pick up will be made at 10:30am from outside Scunthorpe railway station to return by 17:00 approximately.

For a full days travel aboard this running day the fare has been set at an amazing £10 per person which is payable on the day.

The main aim during this running day will be to visit their depot and to use all of the following vehicles: W161RFX, W163RFX, W166RFX, Y168FEL, Y173FEL, Y174FEL and Y199FEL.

All advertised vehicles are subject to on the day and we hope to see as many of you as possible during this running day.

If you have any questions about this running day, please send them by email to busrunningdays@gmail.com and do not contact 2 Way Transport as they will be unable to assist you.