Celebrating 125 Years of Municipal Transport in Glasgow

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The Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust and First Glasgow are delighted to be working in conjunction on a special event which will take place on Sunday 7th July 2019.

The Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust will be opening its Bridgeton Bus Garage to the public to celebrate Glasgow’s transport heritage with a large gathering of former Glasgow buses along with special displays of transport-related artefacts. LA1 will again be making a special appearance. We’re hopeful that Glasgow’s oldest surviving bus, 111, a 90 year old Leyland Titan will be there too. 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 which will have big display with a Glasgow theme. Various films will also be showing giving a view on transport from times past.

First Glasgow’s Caledonia Depot will also be opening its doors to celebrate its heritage but also to showcase the range and colour of today’s fleet with a wide variety of the latest buses on display. The vehicles will show the range of new route branded buses as well as the latest bus technology. An internal bus tour will also operate with runs through the bus wash. In addition, a number of vehicles in the current fleet will be painted in Glasgow liveries of the past.

A special bus service will operate every 15 minutes linking Bridgeton, Caledonia and the city centre using a mixed fleet of GVVT and First vehicles. Timetable to be published in due course.

On this occasion the garage will be open from 10.00 am until 5.00 pm. Please note that Caledonia will also open at 10.00 am but will close a little earlier at 4.00 pm.

Other activities at Bridgeton Bus Garage will follow along similar lines to our Open Sundays. 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.

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. New for this year, there are two other treasure hunt games, one to find the wee coloured buses and another where the eagle-eyed need to spot different details on some of the vehicles in the garage.

Entrance prices at Bridgeton Bus Garage will be Adult £5.00, Child/OAP £3.00, Family £12.00.

Entrance to garage is via Broad Street door. Here visitors will be met by one of our GVVT Volunteers.

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