Vintage and modern buses will be on display at the Black Country Bus Bash at National Express West Midlands’ Wolverhampton Park Lane depot on Saturday (23 September).
Enthusiasts and the general public at large are invited to see behind the scenes at a bus depot, with organisers suggesting a £1 donation to support the official charities, the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity and the Georgina Ward at Russells Hall Hospital.
Visitors will have chance to go on a bus simulator to see what it is like to drive a bus and take part in free bus wash rides. Food and drink, as well as rare bus memorabilia, will be available to buy at several stalls.
Jeet Sanghera, Senior Operations Manager at National Express West Midlands, says: “Last year’s Open Day was a huge success and this year we’re laying on a bigger and better Black Country Bus Bash at our Wolverhampton depot.
“It is set to be a great day with something for everyone. We’re also putting on a free shuttle bus from Wolverhampton bus station to our depot at Park Lane so I’d encourage everyone to come along and enjoy the day with us, while supporting two local organisations that do great things here in our community.”
Jon Cottrell, Senior Partnerships Executive at Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, adds: “A huge thank you to National Express West Midlands for choosing to support our lifesaving charity. Our advanced pre-hospital emergency service relies solely on the support of local people and businesses to maintain its daily operations.
“We’re really looking forward to attending the Black Country Bus Bash, where people can enjoy a day out while celebrating two fantastic causes.”