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Depot Open Days and Rallys 2018
« on: February 13, 2018, 01:49:06 PM »
Just seen this on Steve Knights page if anyone is interested
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Re: Depot Open Days 2018
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2018, 10:43:46 PM »
Just stumbled across this site for bus rallys and open days etc

http://www.classicbuses.co.uk/events.html

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Re: Depot Open Days 2018
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2018, 10:49:08 PM »
This one looks interesting from Delaine on September 29th

www.delaineheritagetrust.org/newsandevents.html

The museum is open on this day as well, its only open two days this year before the formal opening in 2019, the other day it is open is 17th June

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Re: Depot Open Days and Rallys 2018
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2018, 09:32:46 PM »
Donington Park confirmed for Sunday 30th September 2018

https://showbus.com/subind1.htm

Entries confirmed

https://showbus.com/entry/entry2018.htm

If previous years are to go by I expect this event to be big

https://showbus.com/subind1/oldindex.htm
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Re: Depot Open Days and Rallys 2018
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2018, 12:38:21 AM »
Event at the NEC in Birmingham 30th October until 1st November Euro Bus Expo 2018

http://www.eurobusxpo.com

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Re: Depot Open Days and Rallys 2018
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2018, 07:31:16 AM »
I have often thought I would like to visit this exhibition but have always shied away from applying per chance it is an industry only event.

As a recipient of the weekly on line 'RouteOne' trade magazine I am regularly targeted with emails about Euro Bus Expo but I just read then delete them.

Is the event actually open to all?

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Re: Depot Open Days and Rallys 2018
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2018, 01:50:28 PM »
I have often thought I would like to visit this exhibition but have always shied away from applying per chance it is an industry only event.

As a recipient of the weekly on line 'RouteOne' trade magazine I am regularly targeted with emails about Euro Bus Expo but I just read then delete them.

Is the event actually open to all?

David

You are correct to a point it is an industry event however I have just registered by using initiative and had a eticket emailed to me

They just ask you your company name and address and if you are self employed and live at home that's what you enter :)

The next page asks you if your a buyer, got any authorisation to buy, press, or to Network etc


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Re: Depot Open Days and Rallys 2018
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2018, 10:13:31 PM »
I have been to NEC a couple of times.  I worked for National Express on a casual basis so I put that down.  It was never my full time job. To be honest, I don't think there is any form of check.  If you still work for a company in the industry, you can certainly put that down even if you only work for them occasionally.  I have taken photographs at the event and it not caused any problems. Some of the speakers are interesting too.  Your ticket allows you to go on any day so you can choose the day to suit the speakers (not sure if it allows multiple visits but I think so).

I have booked my ticket for the next event so I expect to be going.

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Re: Depot Open Days and Rallys 2018
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2018, 11:03:53 PM »
Possibly a good weekend coming up at the Mid Norfolk Railway in Dereham on Sunday 13th May

Classic buses at Dereham Station and some will be running in conjunction with trains covering the same route

http://www.mnr.org.uk/buscoachday/

https://m.facebook.com/mnrbusday/

You can get there either by First X1 (Peterborough, Wisbech, Kings Lynn, Swaffham, Dereham and Norwich) failing that you can get the Greater Anglia train to Wymondham then walk over the road to Wymondham Abbey
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Re: Depot Open Days and Rallys 2018
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2018, 07:37:48 PM »
The bus and train times are now available for next Sundays (13th May 2018) Mid Norfolk Railway bus and train event

https://m.facebook.com/mnrbusday/

http://www.mnr.org.uk/buscoachday/

Konnectbus are also doing a tour of the Dereham area in one of their bendi buses
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Re: Depot Open Days and Rallys 2018
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2018, 08:12:12 PM »
Details just been uploaded onto Stagecoach website ref the Lillyhall Open Day

https://www.stagecoachbus.com/promos-and-offers/cumbria-and-north-lancashire/family-open-day

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Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire annual family open day

Stagecoach Cumbria and North Lancashire are celebrating its 23rd annual family open day at our Lillyhall Depot on Saturday 26th May 2018.

Come and explore behind the scenes at one of the North West's biggest depots between 10am-4pm and discover a variety of historic buses, both past and present.

The kids are sure to have fun when they get their photo taken with their name in lights on the front of a bus. For the grown-ups, there are many stalls with a variety of bus memorabilia to wander through.

Here's a list of some of the activities taking place on the day:
A huge array of vintage vehicles on display
An array of transport related stalls
Your name in glorious technicolour on the front of one of our buses
Take a ride through the bus wash (an experience not to be missed!)
Refreshments available
 
The open day is FREE to enter! However there is no public parking at the depot so please use the catch the FREE shuttle buses from Workington or Whitehaven.

Click here to take a look at the Open Day Shuttle timetable.

Come and find us at  Stagecoach in West Cumbria, Blackwood Road, Lillyhall Ind Estate, Workington CA14 4JW

Ribble Valley Preservation Trust - Stagecoach family open day

make a weekend of it...
On Sunday 27th May between 10am and 5pm, the Ribble Valley Preservation Trust will  display a range of historic buses along Morecambe promenade close to the Midland Hotel. Take a ride on a preserved bus between Heysham and Carnforth via the promenade, Hest Bank and  Bolton -le-Sands.

Find out more on the Ribble Valley Preservation Trust facebook page

https://m.facebook.com/events/1087560227933393/

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Re: Depot Open Days and Rallys 2018
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2018, 11:14:49 PM »
Vintage bus rally at North Norfolk Railway in Sheringham on Saturday 30th June

http://www.nnrailway.co.uk/page.php?pid=32

Would imagine the resident Routemaster at Holt will be running as well

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Re: Depot Open Days and Rallys 2018
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2018, 11:19:59 PM »
Nottingham Area Bus Society have a running day on the 15th July

http://nabstest.penguincs.co.uk.gridhosted.co.uk/summer-running-day-2018/