Bridgeton Bus Garage
76 Fordneuk Street, Glasgow, G40 3AH
Bridgeton Bus Garage was built for Glasgow Corporation Transport and opened in 1965. It’s a good example of industrial architecture from that era in that its appearance is functional rather than decorative. The garage operated buses till 1976 (only 11 years). It was later used as a local authority internal transport depot before being leased by Glasgow City Council to the Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust in 2003.
The garage is now well established as a heritage centre for buses and commercial vehicles. Much of the Trust’s collection will be on display with over 120 exhibits to see. You will see examples of vehicles ranging from hulks rescued from scrap yards and awaiting attention to fully restored and active examples. The vehicles we have revive memories of years gone by with a wide variety of makes, models and liveries long since disappeared from our streets.
Bridgeton Bus Garage is now open to the public on a number of days across the year. During Doors Open Day, guided tours will give visitors a “behind the scenes” look at the building and its facilities. The tours will also explain what it was like when it was a working bus garage as well as explore the restoration activities currently in progress. This includes the Trust’s “Back on the Road” project which gives those with drug or alcohol addiction problems skills and work experience to prepare them for future employment. We will have a variety of smaller transport-related artefacts from our archives on display such as destination boxes from trams and old uniforms. Finally, and not to be forgotten, our "Clippie's Cafe" will be open.
Tours: On the hour Sat-Sun 12pm-5pm; 45 mins.
Booking essential - opens 1st September at 10am.
Accessibility: Fully Accessible. The whole garage is on the same level.
Sensible footwear is recommended.
Facilities: Seating, Toilet, Wheelchair Accessible Toilet, Refreshments
Parking: Plenty of on-street parking in the surrounding streets.