GCR bus and train event is hailed a great suc­cess...

A record num­ber of ve­hi­cles take part in spec­tac­u­lar

Loughborough Echo - - SHEPSHED SCENE - ANDY RUSH andy.rush@reach­plc.com

NOW in its fifth year, the Bus & Train Spec­tac­u­lar staged at the Great Cen­tral Rail­way’s Quorn and Wood­house sta­tion by Le­ices­ter Her­itage Trans­port Trust in as­so­ci­a­tion with the rail­way proved yet again to be a great suc­cess and very pop­u­lar for those in­ter­ested in her­itage trans­port.

More than 2,300 trips were made on the fre­quent bus and coach ser­vices put on by the trust con­nect­ing Quorn to Lough­bor­ough’s rail­way sta­tions as well as a cou­ple of cir­cu­lar tours.

The event pro­vided visi­tors with the op­por­tu­nity to com­bine jour­neys by both buses and trains from a va­ri­ety of eras.

The immaculately turned out ve­hi­cles from the trust and its mem­bers, were joined by a num­ber of vis­it­ing ve­hi­cles in­clud­ing mod­ern buses from Ar­riva and First, which all added to the at­trac­tions on of­fer.

A record num­ber of 33 pre­served buses and coaches at­tended the event plus a nice se­lec­tion of vin­tage cars. More than 30 jour­neys were op­er­ated, many with ca­pac­ity loads. Trust chair­man Richard Wor­man said: “I am de­lighted that our Bus & Train Spec­tac­u­lar or­gan­ised jointly with Great Cen­tral Rail­way has be­come such a pop­u­lar event in the her­itage trans­port cal­en­dar.

“Visi­tors made long jour­neys to get here, with Dar­ling­ton, Ed­in­burgh, Gravesend, Ire­land, the Isle of Man and Sh­effield be­ing just a few of the places we know that peo­ple trav­elled from.

“This reaf­firms our con­tin­u­ing de­ci­sion to hold this event on a Satur­day when visi­tors are able to ben­e­fit from the greater avail­abil­ity of pub­lic trans­port.

“Our thanks go to the own­ers of the vis­it­ing buses which add so much to the oc­ca­sion, and for all the hard work put in by the Trust and GCR vol­un­teers.”

The Bus & Train Spec­tac­u­lar staged at the Great Cen­tral Rail­way’s Quorn and Wood­house sta­tion by Le­ices­ter Her­itage Trans­port Trust in as­so­ci­a­tion with the rail­way proved yet again to be a great suc­cess and very pop­u­lar for those in­ter­ested in her­itage...

The Bus & Train Spec­tac­u­lar staged at the Great Cen­tral Rail­way’s Quorn and Wood­house sta­tion by Le­ices­ter Her­itage Trans­port Trust in as­so­ci­a­tion with the rail­way proved yet again to be a great suc­cess and very pop­u­lar for those in­ter­ested in her­itage...

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