Site updated 22nd March 2017
What has been updated, Latest News, Events.
To view the group's photo site, then please click on the link below (Updated 14th January 2017 with Coventry Bus Running Day)
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 22nd March 2017)
We will be having a few weeks restoring our 1927 Leyland Lion in time to celebrate her 90th birthday in style, by returning to the road for the first time in over 40 years.
We will be attending Kirkby Stephen Rally on Sunday 16th April with a couple of vehicles.
*****A full list of events, which we will be attending in 2017 can be viewed by clicking on the events page*****
This years Vintage Bus Running Day was held on Sunday 9th October 2016 with buses running a network of services into the Yorkshire Dales.
Once again the event attracted large numbers of visitors, with good loads on most buses.
Further details can be found on the 12th Yorkshire Dales Running Day will be held on Sunday 8th October 2017 please keep calling back for further updates.
On Saturday 8th October 2016 we remembered Pennine Motor Services with ex Pennine buses running on thier former routes throughout the day.
The day was very popular with both enthusiasts and the general public, next years event will be held on Saturday 7th October 2017 please keep calling back for further updates.
The famous Nocturnal Heart of the Pennines rally is set to return on Sunday 29th October 2017 due to the referbishment of the Piece Hall being finished. We shall once again be running to the Sportsman at Swales Moor.
Please call back for further updates.
The Bronte vintage open top bus tour has finished for 2016 but will return in 2017 Please call back for 2017 timeatable and dates.
May 14th/15th saw the group run a FREE vintage bus service from KWVR Haworth Station to the top of the main street using four vintage double decker buses.
Once again in 2016 the vintage buses were very busy smashing any previous record of passangers by over 600. The number carried was, 3576 on Saturday and 3573 on Sunday making a total of 7149.
YET ANOTHER VINTAGE BUS JOINS THE
AIRE VALLEY TRANSPORT COLLECTION
*** After 80 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 restarted and it is hoped that it will be at the Yorkshire Dales Running Day in October.
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.
The Aire Valley Transport Group working with the local community