Followers of this blog will be familiar I’m sure with adverts for classic transport events – particularly busses – but this one is a bus event with a difference from National Express West Midlands, and is happening this Saturday (1st September 2018) – and there will be free rides on heritage busses (with some restrictions) all day between Walsall and Lichfield.
The timetable is linked from the press release below, and I can tell from the comments on social media that local transport fans are really looking forward to this one.
National Express West Midlands said:
To celebrate the launch of our newly extended service 10A between Walsall and Lichfield, and to commemorate the last day of operation of our 300 series route numbers in Walsall (the 301 and 302 will become the 31 and 32 from 2nd September), we’re holding a heritage vehicle running day in Walsall on Saturday 1st September.
If you have a passion for classic vehicles or just fancy filling up on bus nostalgia, come and join us between 10am and 4pm for free rides on buses of yesteryear.
Classic buses will be running between Walsall and Lichfield along the 10A route, and between Walsall and Bloxwich on the 301.
We’ll also be operating a variety of modern vehicles in different liveries from across the business on the 10 and 10A routes, including buses in heritage Walsall and Coventry liveries and our much loved 2018 Birmingham Pride bus.
Please note that free rides will only be available on heritage buses. Normal fares will be charged on other journeys on the 10, 10A and 301. Some vehicles in use on the day are kindly being provided by private individuals and the Transport Museum, Wythall, and will not be operated by National Express West Midlands. Travel on these vehicles will be at the discretion of the vehicle owner in each case.
Running Day Service Timetable
Click here to view the timetable for our Walsall Classic Bus Running Day! This includes times and vehicle details.
Don’t forget to share your snaps!
It’s not everyday that you get to ride on a vintage bus, so make sure that you share your journey with us on Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat! Tag @nxwestmidlands in your pics and use the hashtag #WalsallClassicBus and we’ll share some of our favourites with our followers!
Published 24th August 2018