Merry Christmas from the Aire Valley Transport Group


Site updated 20th April 2015

What has been updated, Latest News, Events.

To view the group's photo site, then please click on the link below (Updated 6th April with Kirkby Stephen Rally 2015)

To view the photo site of West Yorkshire Road Car Co, then please click on the link below (All photos from Alex Lawson collection)

(Updated 1st March 2015)


Sunday April 26th sees a double open day in Keighley, the first being at Keighley Bus Museum's, Dalton Lane Garage and the second being a rare chance to view the former West Yorkshire Road Car (Now Transdev) Keighley garage. A display of ex WYRCC buses will be on show at both depots with transport stalls being situated at Keighley Bus  Museum.

A FREE vintage bus service linking both sites will run every 20 minutes with types of buses used by West Yorkshire Road Car.

First bus leaves Dalton Lane at 1025 and K&D Garage 1040  then every 20 mins until last bus leaves Dalton Lane at 1505 and K&D Garage 1520



We attended the Kirkby Stephen Vehicle Rally on Easter Sunday the 5th April. This year we attended with two Bristol KSW's these being KNV337 and LWR424

A full list of events, which we will be attending in 2015 can be viewed by clicking on the events page.




The Haworth vintage bus will return on Monday March 30th 2015 and will run until Friday 10th April. The tour starts at Haworth Railway Station then runs over the bronte moors to Oxenhope, for more details and the timetable please log on to


May 16th/17th will once again see the group running a FREE vintage bus service from KWVR Haworth Station to the top of the main street.

The service will start at 1000 from KWVR Haworth Station and will run a frequent intervals until 1645.

Last year once again the vintage buses were very busy smashing last years record number of passangers, 3141 were carried on Saturday and 3235 on Sunday making a total of 6376


10th Aire Valley Running Day. 11th October 2015

This years Vintage Bus Running Day will be held on Sunday 11th October, it is planned to run a network of services using vintage buses & coaches. Please keepcalling back for further details. 



Nocturnal Heart of the Pennines Rally 2014

The famous Nocturnal Heart of the Pennines rally, has been cancelled this year, due to the referbishment of the Piece Hall it is uncertain that Piece Hall will be suitable in the future. Please call back for further updates.


Moquette for sale.

We have 2x 26 mtr rolls of Holdsworth's 1950's style moquette in a nice wine colour for sale, 

I am also in advanced talks with Holdsworth's regarding reproducing some blue heritage moquette and am looking to take orders.

pattern 1,   1940/50's Royal Blue coach  / Bradford city transport  pattern,

pattern 2,    typical 1940 to early 1950's coach pattern.

pattern 3,   1950's no descript bus pattern

pattern 4,    honeycomb pattern in buff with very small blue lines

if you would like more details or to view the designs please contact or call 07887726686

Restoration of West Riding Leyland PS2 EHL335

 Ex West Riding Leyland PS2 EHL335 moved under its own power for the first tme in over 40 years, after returning to the groups depot in Bradford for restoration to start. Regular updates will be posted, so please keep calling back.

Bradford 410

Following the unexpected death of member Keith Leighton who owned Ex Bradford AEC Regent III HLW159 this has now been sold to group members Alex & Greg Lawson and David Hudson, for continuing preservation in Bradford City Transport livery.

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*** After 78 years in exile Ex Blythe and Berwick of Bradford (taken over by West Yorkshire Road Car) Leyland Lion PLSC3 of 1927 (KW1961) has returned to it''s home town, this is properly the oldest motor bus preserved in the area. This gem been acquired by members of the group.***

Work has been put on hold while we wait for replacement engine parts to arrive.

The Aire Valley Transport Group working with the local community