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 we are only able to run Imberbus on one of those dates. As a result, this year the Imberbus service ran on

Saturday 20th August 2022

when several London Transport Routemaster 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 started from outside Warminster Rail Station and operated as an ordinary bus service, so there was no need for passengers to reserve seats or book tickets in advance – passengers just turned up on the day and paid the conductor on the bus or purchased a ticket from one of our ticket desk outside the station.

We hope to operate Imberbus again on one Saturday next summer and it is likely that the format will be similar to this year, details of which can be found on our Imberbus 2022 web page. However the exact date will not be known until Spring 2023 so if you want us to let us know when that date is set, please add your name to our mailing list by inserting 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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