Buses will recreate 60s scene in Portswood

new empress road bus depot
New bus depot
A one-off event to commemorate 130 years of the original Southampton Corporation Tramways depot at Portswood Road, which closes later this year, takes place on Sunday May 30.  Twelve visiting ex-Southampton Corporation and Hants & Dorset buses will recreate a 1960s scene.

Newer buses up to 1990 and the last buses owned by the former company will also be run.

The routes that will operate with free bus services will be the:
11           City — Portswood — Swaythling — Glen Eyre
11a         City — Portswood — University — Glen Eyre
12           City — Portswood — Bullar Road
13           Docks — St Marys — Portswood — Swaythling — Bassett Green
14           Docks — City — Portswood — Witts Hill
15           City — The Avenue — Bassett X Roads — Bassett Green
10           Swaythling — Portswood — Highfield
17           Shirley — Portswood — Highfield
48           City — Portswood — Swaythling
Guys, AEC, Atlanteans, Dart, Olympians and Bristol FLF and Fleetline buses will be operated, with 140 journeys through Portswood on the day.

A specially produced guide / timetable will be available on the day for Ł5, with all proceeds going to the Neuroblastoma Society a charity catering for research into Childrens Cancer.

The new bus depot will be at Empress Road

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