GVVT Open Weekend 2016 Information Page


Welcome to the information page for the GVVT Open Weekend 2016. Please check back here for up to date information as the event approaches.

The Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust is delighted to confirm that following the success of the 2015 Open Weekend the 2016 Open Weekend will be held on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th October 2016 from 10am till 5pm each day. Each day will follow the same format.

Visitors will be able to enjoy the sights and sounds of yesteryear with our free vintage bus service to and from the City Centre and the Riverside Museum.  The service will use a selection of historic buses from the GVVT collection together with a number of visiting vehicles.  The service will operate to a timetable which will be posted on the website in the near future. 

Inside the garage, we’ll have a fine display of buses, commercial vehicles and fire engines again many visiting the garage from elsewhere.  We will also have a number of modern buses from today’s operators which will let visitors contrast buses of today with their predecessors from the 20th Century.  The vehicle displays also give the visitor insight into all stages of vehicle restoration, from rusting hulks, to preservation in progress and finally to the restored vehicle.

Other popular activities will be running:

  • We will have a large number of stalls selling souvenirs, books, models, photos and autojumble.

  • There will be an exhibition of artefacts from the GVVT Archive.

  • The Model Bus Federation will be bringing their dioramas showing their models in a range of street scenes.

  • Finally, and not to be forgotten, the Clippie’s Café will be opening serving refreshments and light snacks (including lots of homebaking!)

Admission prices:

Adults £6, Child/OAP £4, Family £15. Weekend pass available (adults £10, child/OAP £6).  

Entrance to Bridgeton Bus Garage will be via our Broad Street door.  Here visitors will be met by one of our GVVT Volunteers.


Free Service Details


Bridgeton Bus Garage – Open Weekend 2016 Free Service Timetable

From Stop

Journey Time (Mins)

First Buses


Last Buses


Between Killermont Street and Bridgeton Bus Garage:

From Killermont Street, opposite Bus Station



20 minutes until 1130, 1148, 12.00 then every 15 minutes.

1700, 1710, 1725

From Bridgeton Garage



20 minutes until 1110 then every 15 minutes.

1640, 1650, 1705


Between Riverside Transport Museum and Bridgeton Bus Garage:

From Riverside Museum


1010 (Sat)

1050 (Sat)


20 minutes until 1210 then every 15 minutes


From Bridgeton Garage


1017 (Sat)

1037 (Sat)



15 minutes



Between George Square and Bridgeton Bus Garage (Above, Combined)

From George Square (North)



1004 (Sat)


1024 (Sat)




From Bridgeton Garage


0950 (Sat)


1025 (Sat)



1650, 1705



Destinations TBC



1200 and 1500



City Centre bus stop locations are as follows:


Route from Bridgeton to City Centre

Route from Bridgeton to Riverside Museum


The filled boxes show bus stops coming from Bridgeton, the empty boxes are the pickup points for buses to Bridgeton.

 Visiting Vehicles

Vehicle Owners:
Anyone who would like to bring along a vintage bus, lorry or other commercial vehicle will need to complete a Vehicle Entry FormVehicle owners will also find there is some Further Information about bringing their vehicle to the garage.  For those bringing a bus, and wish to have it available for the bus service, then please also complete the Bus Service Declaration Form

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