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Sat, 21 Sept

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The Bus Station, The Quay

Kingsbridge Vintage Bus Day

Then and Now

Kingsbridge Vintage Bus Day
Kingsbridge Vintage Bus Day

Time & Location

21 Sept 2024, 10:00 – 17:00

The Bus Station, The Quay, Kingsbridge TQ7 1DY

About the Event

Each year, on the third Saturday in September, vintage buses and coaches converge on Kingsbridge and its small but perfectly formed bus station on the Quay giving free rides to surrounding countryside and coastal villages. Small vehicles are well suited to the narrow lanes, with larger vehicles operating trunk routes to Salcombe, Slapton and Totnes (with its mainline rail connections), giving the event a distinctive character. Known with affection locally as 'the bus day’, visitors will be assured of an enthusiastic welcome as the town comes alive to the throb of the bus engines, a reminder of the continuing importance of bus travel in the rural area today. Our 2024 theme is 'then and now – progress and change’ comparing the modern scene with the context for a bus in the same spot 20, 40, 60, 80 or…. years ago. 

Souvenir Programmes including Timetables

Our souvenir programmes contain all the information you need to enjoy your day. There are details of the places, times and vintage buses so you can plan ahead. Feature articles illustrate the heritage that the day will celebrate, this year focusing on old and more recent photographs showing changes in passenger fashions as well as in the vehicles and the places they visit.

Programmes can be purchased in advance online (£8.50 inc p&p).  They will also be available locally for £6 from Kingsbridge Information Centre on the Quay (from ~10 September) and on the day.

Vehicle Entries

Bus and coach entries are warmly invited – you can enter online or download an entry form in Word or pdf formats.

Further details of the vehicles entered and routes will be added as the event date approaches.

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