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New DVDs

Once again Dennis Strange of Independent Transport Videos has produced films of our weekend events in Morecambe. The Saturday  open day at Stagecoach's White Lund depot and the RVPT's centenary celebration in Morecambe the following day are recorded in separate DVDs. Both films run to [...]

July 17th, 2019|Latest News|

Leyland Society

RVPT members supported the annual gathering of the Leyland Society which this year was held appropriately in Leyland adjacent to the British Commercial Vehicle Museum. We took buses from a variety of fleets - Ribble, Fishwick, North Western and Lytham St Anne's. The display of [...]

July 8th, 2019|Latest News|

Arnside visit

Apart from our two major events at Morecambe and Lytham Hall our buses will attend many other events in this centenary year. In June we supported Arnside's history society exhibition on transport in the village over a period of 120 years. Ribble operated services into [...]

June 15th, 2019|Latest News|

Ribble 100 at Morecambe

Our big day celebrating Ribble's centenary took place on Sunday, May 26th. Based at Morecambe football club's  Globe Arena and on the promenade the event attracted many visiting vintage buses and numerous members of the public. The day began with heavy rain but soon dried [...]

May 29th, 2019|Latest News|

Morecambe Centenary Celebration

Our big day at Morecambe is close. On Sunday, May 26th we will celebrate 100 years since Ribble Motor Services was established. Details are available on the Events page of this website. With many former Ribble buses on display and providing free services as well [...]

May 18th, 2019|Latest News|

Repositioning day

In order to move 1467 into a convenient position for fitting the engine and gearbox it was necessary to move many of our buses out of the depot to do the repositioning. It's a bit time consuming but essential and it gave an opportunity for [...]

May 1st, 2019|Latest News|

1467 progress

We've been pushing on with the restoration of Burlingham PD2 1467. Recent weeks have seen the interior painted and lino laid along with protective floor strips. In parallel final checks have been carried out on the engine and gearbox including fitting new seals to prevent [...]

May 1st, 2019|Latest News|

Sunny Kirkby Stephen

The first major rally of the season for RVPT is usually the KS running day on Easter Sunday which this year enjoyed warm sunny weather. As we are celebrating Ribble's centenary in 2019 we had a display in the Co-op car park in KS where [...]

April 22nd, 2019|Latest News|

Another heritage repaint

A third modern bus has emerged in a Ribble heritage livery. This time it is an Enviro 400 of Stagecoach Cumbria and North Lancashire based at Morecambe depot. It is painted in what is often described as privatisation livery as it was the scheme adopted [...]

April 22nd, 2019|Latest News|

Another heritage livery

As we get closer to our principal Ribble 100 event in Morecambe on May 26th the major bus companies who run services in the old Ribble territory are making progress with painting contemporary buses in special liveries. The latest is Transdev who operate primarily in [...]

April 10th, 2019|Latest News|