The long established bus depot on Eaves Lane in Chorley was closed as an operational depot in late 2015. This was one of the few former Ribble depots still in use as a bus depot. It is due to taken over by Chorley Council as a service depot so will survive.

Just prior to the handover Stagecoach kindly gave permission to RVPT to clear any remaining items which they did not need but which could be useful to us. We were able to take many old style tools which are no longer relevant to modern buses but certainly meet our needs. Particularly useful are a guillotine and bending machine for panels which have been moved to our base. Various other items including some technical manuals were also retrieved.

All told a most useful addition to our resources and we’re grateful to Stagecoach for giving us this opportunity.