Wirral Bus & Tram Show – A Transport Bonanza

Wirral Bus & Tram Show – A Transport Bonanza
A preserved Leyland Atlantean AN68 with Alexander AL bodywork, new to Merseyside PTE in 1981.Tom Harrison

Wirral’s biggest and free family-friendly transport show returns on Sunday 6th October 2019. This year celebrates the 22nd edition of this popular annual transport event.

Split over three showgrounds, this event is always a key highlight for any budding transport in the North West. The three showgrounds include Twelve Quay’s College, Pacific Road where the main exhibition is situated and Taylor Street for the Wirral Transport Museum & Heritage Tramway.

What makes this event so unique is that all three showgrounds are connected by a working heritage tramway. Vintage buses will be running lots of free services to various picturesque towns and villages throughout the Wirral Peninsula including into and around the world-famous Birkenhead Park.

A preserved Volvo B10M/Alexander PS and a Leyland Atlantean/Alexander AL in Liscard.

While the heritage bus rides are free of charge, the tram rides cost a neglectable £2.00 per adult and £1.00 per child, concession or student. Like previous years, there will also be an all-day tram day rider ticket available to buy for £5.00 per adult and £3.00 per child. Exceptional value in my opinion.

This, just like every year so far, promises to be a great event for every generation in your family. The transport museum on Taylor Street makes learning about the local Transport History fun for everyone. On display at the showgrounds will be a huge number of old buses, vintage cars, military vehicles, emergency vehicles, classic motorbikes as well as other transport-related vehicles.

Visitors will also be able to browse show stands, stalls and trade stands selling all sorts of items from the popular jumble sale to transport memorabilia and refreshments.

The event is hosted by 201 Bus Group, Wirral Transport Museum & Heritage Tramway and supported by Wirral Council, Arriva North West, Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire and the Merseyside Tramway Preservation Society.

An end of show finale at Woodside Bus Layover Facility in 2014.

Getting to the event – how do I get there?

If you’re travelling by car, the Sat Nav postcode is CH41 1BG. Visitors from Liverpool should use the Birkenhead tunnel. Parking is available in roads nearby, and also at Woodside where there is a pay and display car park near the ferry terminal.

Arriving by train on the Wirral Line, alight at Conway Park, which is a five-minute walk from Taylor Street, or Hamilton Square, which is a three-minute walk to Woodside.

A Willowbrook bodied Leyland Atlantean in New Brighton on one of the picturesque excursions.

If you’re coming by bus, which we hope you are, buses from Liverpool include the 1, 423, 437 464, 471, 472 and 487 which all stop on Hamilton Street, Woodside is a 5-minute walk. Buses from New Brighton, Seacombe and Birkenhead Park include the 411 service provided by Arriva, which stops at Woodside Bus Station.

You can also make a trip across the Mersey from the Liverpool waterfront to Woodside on a world-famous Mersey Ferry. These start at 10:00 from Liverpool’s Pier Head arriving at Woodside Ferry at 10:30 am and then hourly until 6.30 pm.

While you’re at Woodside, you could also drop in to Woodside Ferry Village where you’ll be able to dine on an amazing selection of national and international cuisine served to you by a whole host of award-winning food vendors from 9 am through to 8 pm

Tom Harrison

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  • Daniel
    29th September 2019, 10:18 am

    Do you have any idea when this events starts and finishes?



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