There are lots of buses to ride on at SHOWBUS this year.
Outside the park you can have a trip to and from East Midlands Parkway Station on an electrically powered BYD bus. The 20 minute trip runs every 20 minutes all day with a short break around lunchtime. Click HERE for details. There is a charge for using the service.
For a bus trip to Derby, Loughborough or Leicester Trent Barton's "skylink" service operates half hourly from just outside the park. The bus also serves East Midlands Airport.
Click HERE for details. There is a charge for using the service.
For a bus trip to Nottingham Trent Barton's "skylink" service operates half hourly from just outside the park. The bus also serves East Midlands Airport. Click HERE for details. There is a charge for using the service.
For arriving and departing "skylink" passengers or those wishing to view the Grand Prix and Wheatcroft Military Collections and the East Midlands Parkway electric bus will give you a free ride from between the SHOWBUS entrance and the Museum and its cafetria. The service runs every 20 minutes with the last bus from SHOWBUS at 1720h. Whilst the Parkway buses take their lunch break a Red Rose bus will shuttle between the Collections and the SHOWBUS entrance at least every 15 minutes.
Below are details of the schedule of buses planned on two tours, one looping Melbourne village and the other Castle Donington. Buses will depart on tours every five minutes from 1230h with the last bus at 1600h. Previous experience means we are not providing a list of vehicles and departures as changes occur often. The list of vehicles that has ofered to provide rides is given below. The drivers will decide whether they wasnt to do the Melbourne or Castle Donington tours on the day and some may choose to do the Swakestone Bridge Loop between the two villages.
Castle Donington & Swarkestone Bridge Tour
Expected buses on toursY257DRC Optare Excel 2001 ChaseBus 1
LK03GMF Volvo B7TL 2003 Transbus MP Travel 484
S620VOA Volvo B6LE 1998 Wright Travel West Midlands 620
X185CTG Dennis Dart SLF 2000 Plaxton Select Travel
R910BOU Volvo B10BLE 1998 Wright First Bristol 66110
FDB334C Leyland Titan PD2 1965 East Lancs Stockport 34
YY66PXR ADL Enviro400MMC 2017 Westway
R641HYG Volvo Olympian 1998 Alexander First Huddersfield 30821
JOJ489 Crossley DD42/6 1950 Crossley Birmingham City 2489
T132AUA DAFD B250 1999 Plaxton President Capital Logistics
A14CPSX Volvo B12MT 1995 Jonckheere Coachpoint
PLZ2876 Leyland Olympian 1986 ECW Venturer Coachways
H132GVM Dennis Dominator 1991 Nothern Counties ex GM Buses 2032
Y264DRC Optare Excel 2001 Notts & Derby 264
Y546DTO Optare Excel 2001 Nottingham 546
CBM13X Leyland Tiger 1981 Plaxton Premier Albanian
SN66WCW ADL Enviro400MMC 2016 National Express West Midlands 6795
W694EOP Dennis Dart SLF 2000 Plaxton
BXI2599 Bristol RELL6G 1983 Alexander Ulsterbus 2599
A400NNK Bedford YNT 1983 Plaxton
EEH902Y Leyland Olympian 1983 ECW Midland Red North 1902
F509NJE Leyland Olympian 1988 Northern Counties Viscount 509
EUU117J AEC Reliance 1971 Plaxton Pullman Touring Lady Sarah