Red Ribble buses return to Preston for special half-term trips

Posted on - 25th October, 2013 - 10:00am | Author - | Posted in - Recreation, Things to Do in and around Preston
Remember the Ribble Bus? Forget London's red buses....

Remember the Ribble Bus? Forget London’s red buses….

Half-term fun is being offered to families who want to experience Preston’s museums – and ride on a big red bus at the same time.


A free ride on a vintage Ribble bus is on offer during Wednesday 30 October.

The bus will take you from 10.30am at the Ribble Steam Railway around the city to the Lancashire Infantry Museum, Museum of Lancashire, the Harris Museum and Art Gallery, before finishing back at the steam railway.

The bus ride is free, but entry charges to the steam railway do apply.

Ray Bignell, Chairman of Ribble Vehicle Preservation Trust, said: “We at the Trust are very happy to have an opportunity to operate these vintage buses as they were meant to be used, carrying the public and providing a free service to the people of Preston.

“Ribble Motor Services was one of the largest and most popular bus companies in the UK, spanning from Carlisle in the north, to Liverpool and Manchester in the south and Skipton in the east, but its headquarters were always in Preston. It’s great to be able to celebrate and promote that history in conjunction with Preston Museums Group.”

The Ribble buses will be running every 30 minutes throughout the day until 4.30pm.

Dave Watkins, Chairman of Ribble Steam Railway, said: “All Aboard! will enable more people than ever to experience a great day out visiting Preston’s premier museums, with a free bus service running throughout the day and lots on to make their trip fun and enjoyable.”

Do you remember the Ribble bus? Let us know in the comments below

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