News - 2017

Monday 15th May

On Sunday 7th May, 71 - LOW 217 provided a free bus service from Alton Railway Station (The Mid Hants Railway 'Watercress Line') to Jane Austen's House Museum at Chawton.

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The first Bursledon Brickworks Beer Festival is took place on Saturday 13th May, 289 - E289 HRV was used on the free heritage link from Swanwick Railway Station to Bursledon Brickworks. We were joined by Portsmouth No. 4 - LRV 996 for the event.

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Over the weekend of Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th May, 1 - JOW 499E & 64 - FTR 511 were on display at the Bill Targett Memorial Steam Rally near Eastleigh.

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Wednesday 3rd May

367 - BTR 367B, made a trip to Berrywood School at Hedge End for their Car Fest on Friday 28th April.

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On Monday 1st May, 1 - JOW 499E & 289 - E289 HRV were at the Friends of King Alfred Buses 'Winchester Buses Running Days'. The event marked 50 years to the day, that No. 1 entered service in 1967! It was also the first outing for 289, back in its delivered livery.

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71 - LOW 217 will be back in action on Sunday 7th May. 71 will be providing a free bus service from Alton Railway Station (The Mid Hants Railway 'Watercress Line') to Jane Austen's House Museum at Chawton. For timetable information for the free service check out: www.mdog.org.uk/events.

The first Bursledon Brickworks Beer Festival is taking place on Saturday 13th May, we will be providing a free heritage link from Swanwick Railway Station to Bursledon Brickworks for the event. Information regarding tickets for this event can be found at www.bursledonbrickworks.org.uk/events.

Burslsdon Brickwors Beer Festival Bus Timetable

1 - JOW 499E & 64 - FTR 511 will be at the Bill Targett Memorial Steam Rally, which takes place at Highbridge Farm near Eastleigh over the weekend of Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th May.


Sunday 16th April

289 - E289 HRV was collected from I M Services, Romsey on Saturday 15th April, where a full repaint took. 289 now carries the red & cream delivered livery, which she only wore for 6 months when new in 1987. 2017 marks 30th anniversary year for the bus.

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We would like to thank the staff at I M Services for their assistance in a superb job, which has given us a wonderful result. The first public outing for 289 will be on Monday 1st May at the Winchester Bus Running Days.


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