Durham Father's Day Rally - Howlands Park & Ride - 20th June 2021
#41
RE: Durham Father's Day Rally - Howlands Park & Ride - 20th June 2021
Next Sunday is the first North East bus rally since Seaburn of 2019.

I doubt the 500 group will be there as there website says they aren't attending any rally due to the current restrictions (21st June)

Still no entries on the Nebpt page and no timetable has been shown for the Routemaster trip.

This has happened only once before at Whitly Bay 2018 where the buses and timetable weren't up on the website till the day of the rally

#42
RE: Durham Father's Day Rally - Howlands Park & Ride - 20th June 2021
Looking forward to this event, got my timeslot booked for the NNRG event and cant wait to see 4681.

The face coverings will they be mandatory for people who are exempt?

#43
RE: Durham Father's Day Rally - Howlands Park & Ride - 20th June 2021
(13 Jun 2021, 4:28 pm)ADavies3774 Wrote: The face coverings will they be mandatory for people who are exempt?

On vehicles and within buildings, those who can wear a face covering must do so unless they are exempt because of (not if you have) a disability or health condition.

NEBPT and individual owners can't change this or they would be breaking the law.

#44
RE: Durham Father's Day Rally - Howlands Park & Ride - 20th June 2021
(13 Jun 2021, 11:50 am)Micheal Aaron Wrote: Next Sunday is the first North East bus rally since Seaburn of 2019.

I doubt the 500 group will be there as there website says they aren't attending any rally due to the current restrictions (21st June)

Still no entries on the Nebpt page and no timetable has been shown for the Routemaster trip.

This has happened only once before at Whitly Bay 2018 where the buses and timetable weren't up on the website till the day of the rally

Very worrying they should have a list up by now and also a timetable for the shuttle.

I hope this is not going to be a repeat of the farcestival sorry festival of transport in 2019. One bus in the middle of a field.

Charles

#45
RE: Durham Father's Day Rally - Howlands Park & Ride - 20th June 2021
I hope we get some entire soon. Tbh Bishop Auckland 2019 had 7 buses enterd but more turned up

#46
RE: Durham Father's Day Rally - Howlands Park & Ride - 20th June 2021
(14 Jun 2021, 7:28 pm)Charles41 Wrote: Very worrying they should have a list up by now and also a timetable for the shuttle.

I hope this is not going to be a repeat of the farcestival sorry festival of transport in 2019. One bus in the middle of a field.

Charles

That first FoT was a sight to behold Big Grin   I'm sure I still have the photo somewhere!  Think they also still tried to charge people to enter said field as well!  To be fair, the following year was much better.

#47
RE: Durham Father's Day Rally - Howlands Park & Ride - 20th June 2021
(14 Jun 2021, 7:28 pm)Charles41 Wrote: Very worrying they should have a list up by now and also a timetable for the shuttle.

I hope this is not going to be a repeat of the farcestival sorry festival of transport in 2019. One bus in the middle of a field.

Charles

I don't think anything could be worse than the 2019 Festival of Transport, but I have to say I'm not convinced enough to go to Durham yet.

If I'm honest, I'm in two minds, but that is largely of the feeling that I should turn up and support the event that has been put on. I should want to go to and look forward to a rally though, not feel obliged to go.

It remains to be seen how it goes. I hope it is a success and I hope the empty calendar last year has proven to be an opportunity for reflection and improvements for years ahead. Time will tell.
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#48
RE: Durham Father's Day Rally - Howlands Park & Ride - 20th June 2021
Update from NEBPT

NEBPT is pleased to confirm that the Durham Vintage Bus Rally will still be taking place at Howlands Park & Ride on Sunday 20th June.
Due to current restrictions, the usual shuttle service into Durham City using display vehicles will not be operating, but Go North East will be kindly providing a shuttle service into Durham with two preserved Routemasters.
Northern General 2099 (on loan from NEBPT) and London Transport open-top RMC 1510 will hopefully be providing the shuttle service.
Sales stands will be in attendance and there will also be refreshments available on site.
Please observe all instructions and maintain any required social distancing on the day.