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.
There are only a few days each year on which the road through Imber is open to the public and so this year we are aiming to operate the Imberbus service on
Saturday 20th August 2016
with at least 7 former London Transport Routemaster buses providing a bus service from Warminster Station to Imber and to other isolated locations on the Salisbury Plain. As the buses will be providing an ordinary bus service, there will be no need to book in advance – just turn up and pay the conductor on the bus.
However, as the primary purpose of the Imber Ranges is military training, it is possible that this date may have to change, so if you would like us to keep you up to date with this year’s Imberbus service, please add your name to our mailing list by inserting your email address into the “Keep up to date” box on the top right hand side of this page, or by clicking the “+follow” button at the bottom of your screen.
If you would like more information about Imber and Imberbus, please visit our FAQ page and the other pages on our website using the black menu bar at the top of this page. Exact details of what we have planned for this year’s event will not be available until the summer but will probably be similar to those that applied last year, details of which can be found on the Imberbus 2015 page. Then if you wish to contact us, just fill in the contact form on the right hand side of this page or visit our contact page .