Bus open day raises £1,500 for charity

An open day at Stagecoach East’s Bedford depot has raised £1,500 for Cancer Research UK.

A selection of modern and heritage vehicles operated by several Stagecoach companies were on display along with a number of privately-owned buses.

The event was co-ordinated by the Herts and Beds Group of the Omnibus Society, to celebrate 100 years of the building’s continuous use as a bus depot.

Over 1,500 visitors visited the depot on the day with rides through the bus wash and the opportunity for visitors to see their name on the destination display of a bus proving extremely popular.

Richard Morgan of the Omnibus Society says: “The number of visitors to the depot, both enthusiasts and local families demonstrates the interest that there is in buses.

Many of the young visitors are the bus passengers of tomorrow.”