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 public transport users.
The 2014 Imberbus service saw 7 former London Transport Routemaster buses (together with three modern ones) providing a half hourly bus service from Warminster Station to Imber and other isolated locations on the Salisbury Plain. As the buses were providing an ordinary bus service, there was no need to book in advance – passengers just turned up and paid the conductor on the bus.
There are only a few days each year on which the road through Imber is open to the public and these have yet to be announced for 2015. However, once the date of the next Imberbus event has been confirmed, details will appear on this website and will be emailed out to anyone who requests it – if you would like to add your name to our mailing list, please insert your email address into the “Keep up to date” box on the right hand side of this page or click the “+follow” button at the bottom of your screen.
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