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Town’s trolley buses at transport event
3:50pm Thursday 6th September 2012 in News
Historic buses will be on display this weekend to mark the 80th anniversary of major changes to Keighley’s public transport.
Keighley Corporation’s trolleybuses stopped operating on August 31, 1932, while its motorbuses stopped on September 30.
New motorbus company Keighley-West Yorkshire Services Ltd was created jointly by Keighley Borough Council and West Yorkshire Road Car Company.
Keighley Bus Museum Trust is commemorating the anniversary by displaying vehicles from the West Yorkshire Road Car group of companies.
They will be at the Keighley Campus of Leeds City College, which is next to the railway station, on Sunday from 11am to 3pm.
The display will end at 3pm with a cavalcade of heritage buses touring part of the former bus network for photographic purposes.
Heritage buses will also link Keighley Campus to the open day at Keighley police station on Royd Ings Avenue, at 11am, 11.45am, 12.30pm, 1.15pm and 2pm.
The Bus Museum Trust will also take part in the Heritage Day on Saturday, running open-top heritage tours.
The 90-minute journeys around Keighley will set off from the bus station’s stand ‘P’ at 10.10am, 11.40am, 1.10pm and 2.40pm.