Wednesday, 18 October 2017

The Sunday Afternoon Gem's

We are delighted to announce on Sunday 29th October we will be heading to County Durham to visit GEM Travel and Nightingale Coaches.

During this tour we have been given exclusive access to both depots.

GEM Travel will be providing former Parks of Hamilton Volvo B10M / Plaxton Paramount G66RGG and we have also requested Volvo Olympian’s P818SGP, R263LGH, R392LGH from Nightingale Coaches along with former Stagecoach United Counties Volvo B10M / Plaxton Premiere R176DNH.

The day will start with a pick up at 12:00 from outside the main entrance of Durham railway station and we will be aiming to return for 17:00 approximately.

Subject to delays etc, we will await the arrival of the 10:08 CrossCountry train from Edinburgh Waverley (11:40 from Newcastle) and the 11:08 Transpennine train from York.

For a full afternoon’s travel with us we will be offering the bargain fare of only £10 per person which is payable on the day.

Gem Travel also operate Volvo B10M / Jonckheere Mistral S596KJF and Mercedes Benz 1836RL Touro YX04GSZ.

Nightingale Coaches also operate Volvo Olympian / Northern Counties Palatine R554LGH and Volvo B7TL / Wright Gemini’s LF02PSX, LF02PSY, LF02PTU, LF02PVK, LF02PVL and LF02PVO.

If you would like any further details please drop me an email on busdepottours@gmail.com

Please do not contact GEM Travel or Nightingale Coaches as they will be unable to assist you with any details about this tour.

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.

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)

Please note, all vehicles are subject to availability on the day.

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

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

The North Hykeham Express

On Sunday 5th November, we will be taking former Burnley & Pendle Volvo Olympian / Alexander Royale N116UHP which is now owned by Coopers of Killamarsh to Lincoln's Vintage Bus Rally.

We will start with a pick up from outside The Penny Black pub (behind Sheffield Interchange) at 8:45am and a second pick up will be made from Meadowhall Coach Park at 9:00am before heading direct to North Hykeham.

For anyone who is planning to join, we will be offering the bargain return fare of only £15 return per person which is payable on the day.

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 please drop us an email busrunningdays@gmail.com and do not contact Coopers Tours as they will be unable to assist you.

The Wirral Wanderer

On Saturday 18th November, we are planning a tour of various bus and coach depot's around Cheshire, Merseyside and Wirral.

The day will start with a pick up from outside St.Georges Hall (opposite Liverpool Lime Street railway station) at 10:30am and we will be aiming to return everyone back to the railway station for 18:00 approximately.

For a full days travel on board this running day the fare has been set at an amazing £15 per person payable on the day.

So far we have confirmed visits to the Helms of Eastham premises.

During 'The Wirral Wanderer' we are hoping to use the following vehicles:

R55ACL Dennis Arrow / East Lancs
V137MEV Dennis Trident / Alexander ALX400
X367NNO Dennis Trident / Alexander ALX400

All vehicles are subject to availability on the day.

If you have any questions about this depot tour, please send them by email to busdepottours@gmail.com and please do not contact any of the operators listed above 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.

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

For a full days travel aboard this running day, the fare has been set at an amazing £15 per person which is payable on the day.

The vehicles we will be aiming to use will be chosen from 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 Salt End Skipper

On Saturday 6th January 2018, Ellie Rose Coaches of Hull will be hosting a bus enthusiast running day.

The day will start with a pick up at 10:45am from outside Hull Truck Theatre and we hope to return by 17:00 approximately.

The main aim during this event will be to visit the depot and to use a selection of recent acquired vehicles.

For a full dyas travel aboard this running day the fare has been set at an amazing £15 per person which is payable on the day.

The vehicles we will be aiming to use will be chosen from V59MOA, V61MOA, V91MOA, V490MOA, LJ03MJU, LF52UPD, LF52UPG and LF52ZPC.

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 Ellie Rose 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 £15 per person which is payable on the day.

The main aim during this running day will be to visit their depot and to use at least 7 of the following vehicles: W161RFX, W163RFX, W166RFX, X152LBJ, Y168FEL, Y173FEL, Y174FEL, Y199FEL, HJ02WDK, HJ02WDL, HJ02WDM, HF03AEG, HJ52VFW, H52VFX and HJ52VFZ.

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.