Vintage bus event returns to town

Vintage bus event returns to town

by Tom Martin (August 2022)

VINTAGE buses will be rolled out across Southport when a  popular fundraising day returns to the resort.

The Merseyside Transport Trust ) will be holding its first ‘running day’ in the town since before the pandemic to raise funds for the upkeep of its fleet of over 50 vintage vehicles.

This is a ‘rare and unique’ opportunity to enjoy a ride on some classic buses, which will run at intervals from outside the former Southport Floral Hall from 10am on Sunday, September 11 and call at normal bus stops along the routes.

Lee Wolfe, events officer for the transport trust said: “This popular event is now in its 15th year after a two-year break following the pandemic. We look forward to welcoming back all our supporters and we hope to attract many first-time visitors too.

“All funds raised at the event will go a long way in helping to keep our collection safe for the future.’’

A variety of MPTE buses from the charity’s collection will be present along with visiting vehicles from Wirral Transport Museum, Ribble Vehicle Preservation Trust and the North West Vehicle Restoration Trust, plus many more.

The event runs from around 10am-4.30pm.

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