Transport Festival - Sunday 4 November 2018

10.00 am to 5.00 pm

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We invite new and regular visitors to our established end of Season event which will include

Admission to this event is £ 7 per adult (includes programme and bus schedule), accompanied children / young people (under 18) free.

(please note - we are not able to accept card payments)

Please note that dogs (other than registered assistance dogs) are no longer allowed on the Museum premises or vehicles 'in service.'

Car Rides

Some of the cars from the Museum collection are intended to be on the road and will be offering rides from 12 noon onward. The cars we intend to be on the road are listed here.

bus stopBus Services

Buses, both from the Museum collection and visiting, will provide a regular, free, bus service to and from Lincoln City Centre, a 'park and ride' service and 'country bus services' and 'excursions'. A timetable / vehicle schedule is included as part of the admission price.

The buses confirmed as scheduled for 'service' is listed here. The programme will include a detailed timetable showing which journeys each bus is scheduled to run.

The 'Park & Ride' service for this event will run from Teal Park, off Whisby Road - close to the Whisby Roundabout ('Windmill Farm') on the A 46 Lincoln by-pass. (Postcode LN6 3XX). Map HERE (although please be aware the road is quite new and may not appear on some navigation systems.)

This service will run from 10.00 am through the day, every 10 - 15 minutes. The last departure back to the Park & Ride will be at 5.05 pm. The 5.00 pm 'City Tour' bus will also continue to Teal Park (arriving approx 6 pm) after the tour.

City Centre Bus Service

LVVS The City Centre service will run every 10 -15 minutes. Following the completion of the Transport Hub project and re-opening of roads around Lincoln Railway Station, this service will run from the bus stop opposite Lincoln Railway Station, outside the former 'Barbican Hotel' on St Mary's Street (pictured left) and close to Lincoln's new bus station. Map here.

The first departure from St Mary's Street will be at 10.10 am (to allow connections from Stagecoach bus 18 from uphill Lincoln, due at Lincoln Bus Station at 10.02.)

photo by 1431Andy on Flickr and used with permission

Country bus routes and excursions

updated 2.11.18 We will be operating our usual service connecting the Museum with the Natural World Centre at Whisby.

The last bus will connect with the 5.00 pm 'City Tour' and Park & Ride departures from the Museum.

The last bus FROM Lincoln with a connection for Whisby and Doddington will be the 3.30 pm from Lincoln St Mary's Street.

Additional 'tours and excursions' will operate on the day - more information in the event programme.

LVVS Transport Festival open day stalls

Black Cat Travel

Yard Open Day at Black Cat Travel

updated 2.11.18 New for this event is a free entry open day at the yard of Black Cat Travel, where visitors can view and photograph the inside and outside of most of the fleet. A connecting service to / from the Transport Festival will operate featuring Black Cat vehicles.

Visitors are welcome to park at Harmston (Station Road yard) and use this service to get to the event.

Buses will leave Harmston at 10.20 am then every 30 minutes until 4.20 pm

Buses will leave the Museum bus terminus at 10.45 then every 30 minutes until 4.45 pm, then a late bus at 6.05 (will wait for the return of the 5 pm 'City Tour' bus.)

All 'bus services' and car rides are free but we would strongly encourage visitors to purchase a programme which helps to cover the event's operating costs as well as helping to restore and maintain the vehicles in use.

These events could not continue to run without the financial support of our visitors to whom we are grateful. All funds raised will go towards the running of our open days and upkeep of the Museum and vehicles.

Getting to Lincoln

Feeder service from Newark Bus Station and Northgate Station

FW5696Updated 30.10.18

With thanks to Marshalls of Sutton on Trent, there will be a free connecting service from Newark Bus Station at 10.25 to connect with the Marshalls 'Fosse Way Flyer' bus (route 90) 09.40 from Nottingham (due at Newark at 10.20)

then from Northgate Station (bus stop close to station exit) leaving at 10.45 am - this is intended to connect with

9.03 am Kings Cross to Leeds train due at Newark 10.26
9.40 am Leeds to Kings Cross train due at Newark 10.34

Discretion will be applied if one train or bus is running slightly late, but connection can not be guaranteed if one train is extremely late. There is a train scheduled from Newark Northgate to Lincoln at 11.40

The intended vehicle for this is Leyland Tiger Lincolnshire 1409.

Return bus from Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum will depart at 4.00 pm (we have allowed additional running time due to current roadworks in Newark) intended to connect at Newark Bus Station with 4.55 pm bus to Nottingham, then to Newark Northgate Station for the 5.20 train to Kings Cross and 5.25 train to Leeds.

Visitors may of course make their own arrangements to travel in one direction.

Train times are supplied to the best information available, but please check with train operator / national rail enquiries.

Excursions to Lincoln

Excursions to the event are being operated from

Cambridge - by the Cambridge Omnibus Society - more information here

Doncaster - by Bus Enthusiast Running Days - more information here

Peterborough - by Eastern Bus Enthusiasts - more information (Facebook page) - here

(NOTE - Please make all enquiries and bookings for the Cambridge, Doncaster and Peterborough excursions via the above links, these are being organised independently of the Society)

Bringing a Vehicle?

Visiting historic / classic / interesting vehicles are welcome (the event is not a "rally" as such, so there are no rally plaques or prizes) - cars, motorcycles and small commercials will be parked on a site next to the Museum, large commercial vehicles / buses and coaches will be on display at the Lindum Group site on Station Road, North Hykeham. (post code LN6 3QX, map HERE) -

There is no formal entry process for cars / motorcycles / small commercials, but please contact us in advance. For buses / coaches / large commercials, please contact us for an entry form.

We will be running connecting buses between the Lindum site and the Museum through the day.

If you are bringing a bus / coach and are able to offer travel to the event, either on a free or commercial / excursion basis, please get in touch and we will add details.


We will have a number of visiitng stalls selling mainly a range of transport related items including books, photographs, models and a range of items including badges and ticket machines.

We still have space for more stall-holders. A form can be downloaded (opens as PDF file) here - alternatively, please contact us for a copy by post. (PLEASE NOTE - we do not require food / drink sellers.)

We would respectfully ask visitors to use either local bus services or one of our bus services from either Lincoln City Centre or the Teal Park 'park & ride' to get to the Museum. We would ask visitors not to obstruct the streets near to the Museum with parked cars, as this makes it difficult for us to operate bus services, can be dangerous for pedestrians, and may threaten the future of our events.

Limited car parking facilities will be provided at the Museum for blue badge (disabled driver) holders only.

If you require any further information, please contact us.

Staying for the Weekend?

Visit Lincoln has more about what our City and County have to offer and an accommodation finder.

PLEASE NOTE - We will not be able respond to e-mails or social media on the day of the event - if you have an urgent enquiry on the day please telephone.

All funds raised will go towards the running of our open days and upkeep of the Museum and vehicles.

We are most grateful to Lindum Group, Siemens at Teal Park, all at the Hillcroft Business Park and many of our neighbours for use of their premises for the event.

Report and pictures from past open days - Easter 2018 - November 2017 - Easter 2017 - November 2016 and some videos of past events on YouTube can be seen here.

page updated 2.11.18