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Last Updated: 12 March 2017

 
 

VCS 85th Anniversary Festival – latest update

 

 

 

 

 

 

Victoria Coach Station will be celebrating its 85th birthday with a three-day coach festival from 10th to 12th March.

“Hello...Coastal” Former Coach Station staff and coach crews who operated into VCS will be very welcome throughout the Festival but especially so on the opening day when several have indicated they intend to return to meet old colleagues. A senior TfL representative will open the Festival at just after 11:00 and will be available to answer questions and meet the vehicle owners and former staff.

Featuring vehicles from the 1930s to the newest coaches of today, the festival will also showcase displays on the history of coach travel in England. There will be stalls from current operators, participants and other organisations. Timings for coaches being in place at VCS are:
Friday                 11:00 - 17:00
Saturday            10:00 - 17:00
Sunday               10:00 - 16:00

A new TV&GWOT publication celebrating the VCS coaching history will be available.   – Follow link below for details of how to get your copy.

 

 

 

 

 

There will be a special offer for anyone becoming a TV&GWOT Supporter at the VCS event

 

 

Over 30 preserved coaches are booked to participate over the three day Festival. Click here for further details including a listing of vehicles expected.
 
A Special Year Ahead
Join us for a year of special events and surprises as we mark our 10th Penzance and 10th Kingsbridge Running Days. Whether you get involved as a volunteer or come along for the ride, we’ve plans to make both occasions extra special. Keep an eye on our events page and follow us on Facebook for the latest news.
   

Entry forms now available for all 2017 Running Days!

  Entry forms for next year’s TV&GWOT Vintage Bus Running Days may be downloaded by clicking on the links in the listing opposite.
   
Look Back With Pride
2016 has been a busy and successful year for the Trust, with 267 vehicle days out, giving almost nineteen thousand free rides. Re-live the year by visiting our Workshop Blog and enjoy the variety of events organised and attended by the Trust. Thanks to all our Supporters who have played a part – perhaps you could join us in 2017?
   
Winter Restorations

Supporters are helping with several of the Trust’s Winter projects, including the extensive restoration of our 1929 Royal Blue AEC Reliance, the body frame of which is beginning to take shape. Other advancing restorations include the 1927 Leyland PLSC3 Lion, the 1965 Bristol FLF6B and Southern/Western National 692 (EDV 555D), a 1966 Bristol SUL4A saloon, newly placed on loan to the Trust.

 

Previous News

TV&GWOT Events 2017

16 April 2017

Penzance Vintage Bus Running Day

Note that this is Easter Sunday, giving the long weekend for travelling and enjoying your stay in West Cornwall. Click here for event Details

04 June 2017

Didcot Transport Rally

Click here for event details

16-18 June 2017

Royal Blue & Associated Motorways Coach Run

16 September 2017

Kingsbridge Vintage Bus Running Day

Click here for event details


TV&GWOT will be attending the following events in 2017
07 May HCVS London to Brighton Run
14 May Taunton Running Day
14/15 October Isle of Wight Beer & Buses Weekend

 
     
 

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