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 so in 2016 we operated the Imberbus service on
Saturday 20th August 2016
with 13 former London Transport Routemaster buses (plus a few newer ones) providing a bus service from Warminster Station to Imber and to other isolated locations on the Salisbury Plain. As the buses were operating an ordinary bus service, there was no need for passengers to book in advance – they just had to turn up and pay the conductor on the bus.
We hope to run the Imberbus service again in 2017, but unfortunately will not be able to confirm the date for it until the spring. However you can keep up to date with future Imberbus events by adding your name to our mailing list – just insert your email address into the “Keep up to date” box on the top right hand side of this page, or click the “+follow” button at the bottom of your screen.
In the meantime if you want to see what arrangements applied to our 2016 event please click here to visit the Imberbus 2016 page. You can also find out more information about Imber and Imberbus by checking out the other pages on our website, using the black menu bar at the top of this page.
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