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LATEST NEWS

Site updated 27th September 2016

What has been updated, Latest News, Events, Rallies.

To view the group's photo site, then please click on the link below (Updated 20th September 2016 with Kingsbridge 7'6" Running Day)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/avtg/

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

http://www.flickr.com/photos/wyrcc/

(Updated 8th August 2016)

PENNINE MOTOR SERVICES RUNNING DAY

On Saturday 8th October we will remembering Pennine Motor Services with ex Pennine buses running on thier former routes throughout the day. 

All services will start from Skipton bus station with the first service starting at 1000, a souvenir double program will be available which will include full details of times for the Yorkshire Dales Running Day on Sunday 9th October.

Please keep calling back for further updates. ( Updated on Pennine Buses Return page on September 27th with the timetable )

 

11th Aire Valley Running Day. 9th October 2016

This years Vintage Bus Running Day will be held on Sunday 9th October 2016 with buses running a network of services into the Yorkshire Dales from 1000 - 1700. Running buses will be departing from Skipton Bus Station, while static buses and buses on layover will be at Coach Street Car Park which is a 5 minute walk or catch the town circular bus.

Further details can be found on the Running Day 2016 page ( Updated on September 27th )

To download an entry form then please click on the link below.

 

 

Vehicle entry form (114kb)

Nocturnal Heart of the Pennines Rally 2016

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.

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AVTG OUT AND ABOUT

 

A full list of events, which we will be attending in 2016 can be viewed by clicking on the events page

 

 

HAWORTH VINTAGE BUS 2016

The Bronte vintage open top bus tour has finished for 2016 but will return in 2017 Please call back for 2017 timeatable and dates.

HAWORTH 1940S WEEKEND 2016

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.

 

EX BLYTH & BERWICK, LEYLAND LION KW1961
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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.

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.

The Aire Valley Transport Group working with the local community