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Restorations and repairs

The RVPT team has been active in the depot despite also taking our buses out to events. Royal Tiger 377 made a step forward with the fitting of its nearside luggage rack. Before it could be installed cove panels and roof brackets had to be [...]

August 6th, 2019|Latest News|

Display in Preston

Saturday July 20th saw the "Big Bus Bash" in front of the Harris Museum in Preston. This was the first of a series of events to mark the 50th anniversary of Preston's well known bus station. It was organised by the Harris and featured three [...]

July 21st, 2019|Latest News|

Restoration report

Work continues on several of our projects and this time we feature some which have not been reported for some time. Royal Tiger saloon 377 is making good progress with recent work focussed on securing the 'dog rails' at the base of the bodywork and [...]

July 17th, 2019|Latest News|

Ribble bus service in Preston

On Saturday, July 13th RVPT  operated a free bus service linking the Ribble Steam Railway on Preston docks with two museums in the City - the Lancashire Infantry Museum and the Harris Museum. This was done as part of our year of events to mark [...]

July 17th, 2019|Latest News|

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|