04 September 2010

Torbay Treat this weekend

I cant make it sadly but a reminder of a great event this weekend up the road in Torquay:
Just a reminder that the 2nd Torbay Vintage Bus Running Day will be taking place on Sunday 5th September at Shedden Hill car park on Torquay seafront and a short walk from the railway station and town centre. Stagecoach’s frequent route 12 passes the site as does First’s X80 from Plymouth and Totnes – alight at the Hi-Flyer Balloon.
We have a good variety of vehicles promised, many of which will be running in service. This year, we have some additional routes to make the most of the stunning views across Torbay. There are plenty of photographic opportunities around the seafront and loads for the family to do if they’re not interested in the buses! Hope to see you there.


ATA563L ©AECRegent One bus which is down for the event is ATA563L although it looks very different these days as its back in NBC poppy red looking immaculate.

Omnibuses: 90 to 0 in 56 days
Transport of delight: amazing short video clipTight Squeeze
TGP Dads Daily: Hipstamtic
Bus World Photography: Beau Voyages

In the News:

Free bus travel for over-60s is likely to escape the chop in next month's comprehensive spending review after it became a battleground in the general election leadership debates, but its £1bn annual cost still looms large for the Department for Transport and the Department of Communities and Local Government, which share the expenditure. The chief executive of Go-Ahead, Keith Ludeman, said his own experience of applying for a pass had suggested one way of saving taxpayer cash while preserving the scheme in its entirety.


  1. Mystry bus at milehouse

    hello graham

    i was leaving the depot at pcb today and i saw a random bus in the spray booth.
    the only details i can give you are the reg starts with HF54 ??? and it was a wright eclipse body.

  2. @Anonymous:- The bus you saw was a Wilts & Dorset B7RLE Wright Eclipse Urban


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