We are pleased to announce that this year, we are planning to run the Imberbus service on
Saturday 20th August 2022
when several vintage former London Transport Routemaster buses (plus a few newer ones) will again provide a bus service from Warminster Station to Imber and other isolated locations on the Salisbury Plain between 10am and 6pm.
Once again our event will be a Car Free Day, with the only access to Imber on 20th August being on the buses operating the Imberbus service. Last year these special arrangements successfully eliminated the severe traffic congestion that we experienced around Imber in 2019, but they do mean that there are some restrictions on what you can and cannot do when you get there, details of which will be confimed during the summer.
The timetable for this year’s service will also be published during the summer and is expected to be very similar to the one used in 2021. Buses will run from Warminster Station to Imber every 15 minutes, with the first bus departing at approximately 9.45am and the last bus returning at around 6pm. Please note that you cannot book in advance 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 2021 plus our popular Frequently Asked Questions page, to give you an idea of what to expect and we will update this information during July, once the final arrangements for this year have been confirmed.
Last year the Imberbus service raised more than £13,000 which was donated to St.Giles Church, the Royal British Legion and to a project to help disabled bus travellers in Wiltshire. We would obviously like to be able to improve on this figure in 2022 and so we hope that you will be able to join us in August. However if you cannot wait until then to visit Imber, we understand that St.Giles Church and the road through Imber will be open everyone over part of the Easter weekend in April and also during the Queens Platinum Jubilee weekend in June (although you will obviously need your own transport to get there on those dates). Further details of those openings can be found on the Imber Church website events page, but please remember to check this before you travel as there is always the chance that access to the road through Imber may have to change at short notice if required for military training.