In 2009, a group of bus industry professionals achieved a long standing ambition to run a vintage bus service from Warminster in Wiltshire, to the abandoned village of Imber on the Salisbury Plain. It proved to be so popular that it has now become an annual event, with most journeys continuing across the Plain to parts of Wiltshire rarely seen by ordinary public transport users.
There are only a few days each year on which the road through Imber is open to the public and so last year the Imberbus service ran on on
Saturday 21st August 2021
when 15 London Transport Routemaster or RT buses (plus a few newer ones) were the only vehicles allowed to travel through to Imber village and on to other parts of Salisbury Plain. As in previous years, these buses operated as an ordinary bus service, so there was no need for passengers to reserve seats or book tickets in advance – they just turned up on the day and paid the conductor on the bus or one of our roving ticket sellers.
We plan to run the Imberbus service again sometime in 2022, but will not know the exact date until the spring as we have to fit around the MoD’s training requirements. Once this is confirmed, we will update this web page and notify those who have joined our mailing list. To do this, please insert your email address into the “Keep up to date” box at the bottom or the right hand side of this page, or click the “+follow” button at the bottom of your screen if using a computer.
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