GVVT Open Weekend 2017 Information Page

 

Welcome to the information page for the GVVT Open Weekend 2017. Please check back here for up to date information as the event approaches.

The Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust is delighted to confirm that following the success of the 2016 Open Weekend the 2017 Open Weekend will be held on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th October 2017 from 10am till 5pm each day. Each day will follow the same format.

Visitors will be able to enjoy the sights and sounds of yesteryear with our free vintage bus service to and from the City Centre and the Riverside Museum.  The service will use a selection of historic buses from the GVVT collection together with a number of visiting vehicles.  The service will operate to a timetable which will be posted on the website in the near future. 

Inside the garage, we’ll have a fine display of buses, commercial vehicles and fire engines again many visiting the garage from elsewhere.  We will also have a number of modern buses from today’s operators which will let visitors contrast buses of today with their predecessors from the 20th Century.  The vehicle displays also give the visitor insight into all stages of vehicle restoration, from rusting hulks, to preservation in progress and finally to the restored vehicle.

Other popular activities will be running:

  • We will have a large number of stalls selling souvenirs, books, models, photos and autojumble.

  • There will be an exhibition of artefacts from the GVVT Archive.

  • The Model Bus Federation will be bringing their dioramas showing their models in a range of street scenes.

  • Finally, and not to be forgotten, the Clippie’s Café will be opening serving refreshments and light snacks (including lots of homebaking!)

Admission prices:

Adults £6, Child/OAP £4, Family £15. Weekend pass available (adults £10, child/OAP £6).  

Entrance to Bridgeton Bus Garage will be via our Broad Street door.  Here visitors will be met by one of our GVVT Volunteers.

 

Free Service Details

 

Bridgeton Bus Garage – Open Weekend 2017 Free Service Timetable

Note: This Is Subject To Change And Will Be Confirmed Shortly

From Stop

Journey Time (Mins)

First Buses

Frequency

Last Buses

 

Between Killermont Street and Bridgeton Bus Garage:

From Killermont Street, opposite Bus Station

17

0950

20 minutes until 1130, 1148, 12.00 then every 15 minutes.

1700, 1710, 1725

From Bridgeton Garage

20

1010

20 minutes until 1110 then every 15 minutes.

1640, 1650, 1705

 

Between Riverside Transport Museum and Bridgeton Bus Garage:

From Riverside Museum

29

1010 (Sat)

1050 (Sat)

1110

20 minutes until 1210 then every 15 minutes

1710

From Bridgeton Garage

29

1017 (Sat)

1037 (Sat)

1057

1117

15 minutes

1637

 

Between George Square and Bridgeton Bus Garage (Above, Combined)

From George Square (North)

13

0954

1004 (Sat)

1014

1024 (Sat)

1034

Frequently

1726

From Bridgeton Garage

14

0950 (Sat)

1010

1025 (Sat)

1030

Frequently

1650, 1705

 

Tours:

Destinations TBC

60

 

1200 and 1500

 

 

City Centre bus stop locations are as follows:

Map2016

Route from Bridgeton to City Centre

Route from Bridgeton to Riverside Museum

 

The filled boxes show bus stops coming from Bridgeton, the empty boxes are the pickup points for buses to Bridgeton.

 

Visiting Vehicles


Vehicle Owners:
Anyone who would like to bring along a vintage bus, lorry or other commercial vehicle will need to complete a Vehicle Entry FormVehicle owners will also find there is some Further Information about bringing their vehicle to the garage.  For those bringing a bus, and wish to have it available for the bus service, then please also complete the Bus Service Declaration Form

 

Stallholders

 

If you would like to bring a stall to the event, please download the Stall Holders Form and return it to the address noted on the form

 

 

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