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Bridgeton Bus Garage Tour

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Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust

76 Fordneuk Street

Glasgow

G40 3AH

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The last purpose-built Glasgow Corporation bus garage. Now home to the Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust and its collection of vintage buses and commercial vehicles. View preserved vehicles, transport-related artefacts and witness restoration activities in action.

Bridgeton Bus Garage was built for Glasgow Corporation Transport and opened in 1965. It’s a good example of industrial architecture from that era. The garage operated buses till 1976 (only 11 years). It was later used as a local authority internal transport depot before being leased by Glasgow City Council to the Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust in 2003. The garage is now well established as a heritage centre for buses and commercial vehicles. Much of the Trust’s collection will be on display. You will see examples of vehicles ranging from hulks rescued from scrap yards to fully restored and active examples. The vehicles we have revive memories of years gone by with a wide variety of makes, models and liveries long since disappeared from our streets. During Doors Open Day, guided tours will give visitors a “behind the scenes” look at the building and its facilities. The tours will also explain what it was like when it was a working bus garage. It will also explore the restoration activities currently in progress. This includes the Trust’s “Back on the Road” project which gives those in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction problems skills and work experience to prepare them for future employment. We will have a variety of smaller transport-related artefacts from our archives on display such as destination boxes from trams and old uniforms. Finally, and not to be forgotten, our "Clippie's Cafe" will be open.

Tour meeting point: On bus parked at Fordneuk Street gate

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Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust

76 Fordneuk Street

Glasgow

G40 3AH

United Kingdom

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