Somerset Yard Bash V – Sunday 7th October 2018
NEW VISTIS – Carmel Bristol and Blue Iris have been added to the itinerary
Also you can park at the Chandlers Depot in Chemical Road, Westbury, for a 10am start (and view the depot)
We will also be picking up in Trowbridge Trinity Church at 10:15.
PLEASE NOTE you will need a high viz vest or coat for this tour, however if you do not have one I can supply these if you need to borrow one.
The Somerset Yard Bash 5 is a relaxed day out with a small amount of visits mostly because of the different day of running this tour. Usually I run on Saturday’s however a lot of work and patience has gone into arranging a visit to the South Gloucestershire Bus & Coach depot at Patchway, and they have invited us to a visit however a Sunday was highly recommended to see the variety of older and modern vehicles. We will also visit the Faresaver depot at Chippenham, where almost all the fleet will be there to view. You will also each receive an up to date fleet list courtesy of our Faresaver host, Oscar.
We will also have a visit Carmel Bristol, Blue Iris and the Abus yard.
If there is time we will have a roadside visit at Turners Coachways.
For operational reasons, the tour starts at Chandlers Depot at 10:00am. You can park the car for free and have time to view the fleet at the yard. The Postcode is BA14 4JN. We will also be picking up at Trowbridge Trinity Church (opposite the Park/Play area) at 10:15am and Chippenham Rail Station at 11:00am. Car Parking is available at the Sadlers Mead car park opposite the railway station which is FREE on Sundays.
We aim to return to Chippenham for around 18:00
If you are coming by train to Chippenham, the tour connects with the following services:
09:03 Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads
Reading (09:42), Didcot Parkway (09:57), Swindon (10:15) Arrive Chippenham 10:27
09:46 Weston-Super-Mare to Paddington
Worle (09:53), Yatton (10:00), Nailsea & Backwell (10:06), Bristol Temple Meads (10:23), Bath Spa (10:36) Arrive Chippenham 10:47
10:30 Westbury to Swindon
Trowbridge (10:36), Melksham (10:46)
NOTE We are able to pick up/set down at Bath Spa on request, but you will NOT be able to visit the Faresaver yard as we will be passing through Bath after this visit. However if you wish to be picked up at Bath Spa at around 12:00 (TBC) please let me know.
Our vehicle for the first half will be Jonckheere Mistral Volvo B12M CT02 CCT.
The trip to South Gloucestershire Bus & Coach will be on Abus MCV Evolution Mercedes AE11 BDF. We will swap back to CT02 CCT for the return to Chippenham.
We will also have a short break at Cabot Circus. Being near the Bus Station and The Horsefair, it is ideal for logging First buses and various National Express and Megabus coaches. Toilet facilities are also nearby.
There are only 30 seats available so it is advised to reserve a space. You can turn up on the day which will be first come first serve but those reserved get priority.
Price is £10 per person payable on the day
There are 11 seats left.
if you wish to reserve a space on the tour, just E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org but you can turn up on the day if there is space