Bus Rally | Tenterden Town Station


Kent and East Sussex Railway
Tenterden Town Station, Station Road
Tenterden, Kent TN30 6HE
United Kingdom

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Bus Rally
Tenterden Town Station


Here at the Kent & East Sussex Railway we are welcoming what was once the deadly enemy of the railways - the bus. Rally featuring more than a dozen vintage vehicles, offering free rides to several destinations.

A hundred years ago, the coming of the bus posed a significant threat to the railway, as competition for passengers intensified. The car ultimately took its toll on both. Here at the railway we carried our last passengers in 1954 before re-opening in preservation in 1974.

There will be free bus trips throughout the day to Headcorn, Woodchurch, Cranbrook, Wittersham, Sandhurst, Rolvenden Layne and Shrubcote Lane.

Rally committee member Noel Young said: “Some will be able to ride on vehicles they remember from 50 years ago, whilst children can enjoy seeing these historic buses for the first time. And, of course, they can buy tickets to travel on the railway, which will be running steam and diesel trains. It's the perfect setting for a wonderful day out. The will also be other buses on display in addition to those providing rides."

FREE feeder services using vintage buses will leave from Ashford station (09:20) (Returning at 16:30) and from Headcorn station at 09:43, 10:13, 10:43, then every hour until 15:43 (Returning at 10:08, then every hour until 15:08, 15:38, 16:08, 16:38, 17:38).#

Steam trains will be operating throughout the day

Photos from the Bus Rally in previous years

 

Tenterden Bus Rally 2018 Tenterden Town Station

 

Tenterden Bus Rally 2018 Tenterden Town Station

 

Tenterden Bus Rally 2018 Tenterden Town Station

 

Tenterden Bus Rally 2018 Tenterden Town Station

 

Tenterden Bus Rally 2018 Tenterden Town Station

 

Tenterden Bus Rally 2018 Tenterden Town Station

 

Tenterden Bus Rally 2018 Tenterden Town Station

 

Tenterden Bus Rally 2018 Tenterden Town Station

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Tenterden Town Station Station Road
Tenterden Kent TN30 6HE
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