Trolley Time - Saturday 27 May 2017

It is with great pleasure that the Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust are supporting the Riverside Museum’s forthcoming “Trolley Time” event.  “Trolley Time” marks the 50th anniversary of the end of trolleybus operation in Glasgow.  The Riverside Museum are celebrating this occasion by bringing TBS13 (a single decker trolleybus) out of storage and putting it on display on the floor of the museum.  As well as this they will be putting on some special activities.

On Saturday 27th May, the Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust will be providing you with the opportunity to travel in 1950’s and 60’s style in one of our former Glasgow Corporation ("Corpy") buses.  These Corpy buses were contemporaries of the trolleybuses and shared the streets with them during that era.  We will be running free circular tours from outside the museum in Pointhouse Road which will take in Finnieston, Byres Road and the Botanic Gardens. 

The tours will depart from Riverside half-hourly from 10:15 until 16:15. 

Departure from Botanic Gardens will be half-hourly from 10:35 until 16:35.

Bridgeton Garage Open Sundays 2017

The Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust will be opening its Bridgeton Bus Garage to the public on the first Sunday in May, June, July, August and September 2017. Visitors will have access to wander round and look at what goes on, seeing vehicle restoration work at all stages. This will include our large display of restored vehicles. Information about each vehicle is displayed on them. GVVT volunteers will also be on hand around the building to help visitors with queries and answer questions.

To let visitors experience travel 1960’s style, one of our preserved Glasgow Corporation buses will operate a free hourly service between the garage and George Square in the city centre. The service will depart George Square (North side) at 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400 and 1500.  The return service to George Square will depart from Broad Street at 1044, 1144, 1244, 1344 and 1544.

We will have a number of displays from our Archives which chart aspects of Glasgow’s transport history going back over 100 years. There will also be a display from our Back on the Road programme as well as the ever popular model bus displays from the Model Bus Federation.

The GVVT’s Leyland Leopard single decker will be parked up in the yard for those who want to see what it’s like to sit behind the wheel of a bus.

Our much celebrated Clippie’s Café will be open serving a range of refreshments and snacks.

Activities for kids include our Lego man treasure hunt.

Details:

  • The Open Sundays are 7th May, 4th June, 2nd July, 6th August and 3rd September.
  • Opening hours for each Open Sunday are from 11:00 to 16:00.
  • Entrance Prices  - Adult £3.50,  Child/OAP £2.00,  Family £8.00.
  • Entrance to Bridgeton Bus Garage via Broad Street door where visitors will be met by one of our GVVT Volunteers.

 

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