Special event will see 1950s buses on the streets once again

Darlington and Stockton Times: A vintage bus from a previous year's event A vintage bus from a previous year's event

VINTAGE buses will again be seen on the streets of Teesside and North Yorkshire as part of a special event.

The 500 Group, a voluntary group set up to promote an interest in the historic transport of Teesside, is again running its annual Teesside Vintage Bus Running Day at Middlesbrough’s Transporter Bridge on Sunday, April 27.

Restored vintage buses, many of which operated in the region from the 1950s onwards, will be taking passengers to Stockton High Street, Yarm Town Hall and back via three different routes, all calling at Middlesbrough Bus Station.

There will also be a vintage coach tour to Great Ayton and Stokesley which needs to be booked on the day at the Transporter.

It is the fourteenth year the event has been held and marks the 25th anniversary of the 500 Group.

Travel on the buses will be free, but a souvenir ticket will be issued.

A program, with a complete timetable, explaining which buses will be running on each route, together with full details of the routes used will be available from a “control” bus at the Transporter base The event attracts bus enthusiast from all over the UK, as well as locals, and last year more than 3,000 passenger journeys were made on the day.

For more details phone (01642) 782796; email details-500group@ntlworld.com; or visit the website: www.500group.org.uk 

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10:26pm Sun 13 Apr 14

oxbridge says...

How will we know the difference between the old buses and the current Stagecoach buses, perhaps the vintage buses might be in better condition.
How will we know the difference between the old buses and the current Stagecoach buses, perhaps the vintage buses might be in better condition. oxbridge
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