After our enforced Covid break last year, we are pleased to announce that Imberbus will be running again this year on
Saturday 21st August 2021
when once again, several vintage former London Transport Routemaster buses (plus a few newer ones) will provide a bus service from Warminster Station to Imber and other isolated locations on the Salisbury Plain between 10am and 6pm.
This year our event is being promoted as an Imber Car Free Day, as the only access to Imber on 21st August will be by travelling on the buses operating the Imberbus service. If you wish to make your own way to Imber, whether it be by car, bike, scooter or on foot, please delay your visit until the following week, as Imber church and the road through Imber will be open to everyone over the bank holiday weekend (please visit the Imber Church website events page for further details).
These new arrangements should hopefully eliminate the severe traffic congestion that we experienced around Imber in 2019, but may mean that there are a few restrictions on what you can and cannot do when you get there, details of which will be publicised on our website next month.
The timetable for this year’s service will also be published next month and is expected to be very similar to the one used in 2019, but with fewer trips to New Zealand Farm Camp in the late afternoon and no operation on the Sunday. Buses will run from Warminster Station to Imber every 15 minutes, with the first bus departing at 9.45am and the last bus returning at 6.25pm. Please note that you do not need to book to travel on the Imberbus service – just turn up and pay the conductor (or one of our roving ticket sellers) on the day.
If you have not travelled on the Imberbus service before and would like to know more about it, please visit our website at www.imberbus.org which contains details about the history of Imber and the background to the service. We have also retained on there, details of the arrangements that applied for Imberbus 2019 plus our Frequently Asked Questions page to give you an idea of what to expect, but we will update this information once the final arrangements for this year have been confirmed during July.
We therefore hope that you will be able to join us in August and look forward to seeing you then.