The dates for this year’s Depot Open Days and Bus Running Days have been announced by Quantock Motor Services. They are to take place over the Whitsun weekend, May 28 & 29. I’m likely to be conducting on the Saturday. Even though I hope to have my PCV Driver’s Licence by then, I suspect there will be a greater need for conductors than for drivers!
As last year, the depot at Bishops Lydeard will be cleared and a number of heritage vehicles will be on static display, along with some trade and society stands. Free rides will also depart from the depot, where a useful entry/exit lane can be set up right through the building. More details can be found on the QMS Bus Rallies page.
I will probably be involved in the design of the programmes and will update the Quantock website as new information is released. A new feature that may be trialled this year is a Twitter feed, where the Depot Regulator can give instant updates on late changes to the programme or substitute vehicles. This could be useful in the days leading up to the event and, for those with SmartPhones, during the weekend itself. Confirmation of this feature and how to ‘follow’ the QMS Twitter feed will appear on the QMS website. I’ll also post them here too, if I remember!
Here’s a taster of last year’s event: