09 May 2018
This May, the Stagecoach bus depot on St Leonards Street in Dunfermline marks 100 years of existence! Initially a functioning tram depot, then bus depot, the garage has been servicing Fife for a whole century. To celebrate this milestone, Stagecoach are opening the garage doors for a running day, packed full of heritage fleet displays and family activities on Saturday 19 May.
To celebrate, attendees can visit a wide range of stalls, sing-along with Kingdom FM presenters live on stage and inspect Stagecoach's latest £2.7 million fleet investment with one of the company’s new coaches on display.
Catering to all ages, those heading to the event can also:
• Enjoy a fascinating engineering display
• Reminisce with an array of depot photos, memorabilia and vintage vehicles
• Get more information on Stagecoach careers and local bus services
• Let the kids loose to enjoy the onsite bouncy castle, balloon modeller and face painter.
• Get up close to a range of vehicles and initiatives by the emergency services.
Set to be a great day out with the family, running from 10am to 4pm, the open day is free for all, with regular shuttle buses running from Dunfermline bus station and Halbeath P&R to the depot all day.
Paul Thomas, Managing Director at Stagecoach East Scotland said: "We're delighted to be opening our doors at Dunfermline depot for a day. This will give our customers insight into how a depot is run day to day, learn more about their local buses past and present, with fun activities for the whole family to enjoy."
Stagecoach will run a free vintage shuttle bus service from Halbeath park and ride and Dunfermline bus station on the day, the timetable for this shuttle is available to view on the company’s website.
Money will be raised for Kingdom Kids and a full programme of activity will be available on the day in return for a charity donation. Further information regarding the event can be found here or via the event page on the Stagecoach East Scotland Facebook account.