Welcome to Burscough!

Posted by Robert Hampton on 4th March 2012 at 8:10 pm

This weekend marked the arrival of the Class 502 at the Merseyside Transport Trust headquarters at Burscough. A full report on the day’s events will be online within the next few days, as soon as we have gone through the many pictures and film clips recorded on the day. If you have any pictures or video from this weekend that you are willing to donate to the group for publicity purposes (including this web site, Facebook, YouTube and on printed materials) please e-mail us.

Motor coach 28361 arrived on Saturday…

Photo of Class 502 vehicle 28361 on the back of a low loader

…with trailer 29896 following on Sunday.

Class 502 vehicle 29896 inside the MTT building at Burscough, waiting to be unloaded

Thanks to everyone who turned out to help, especially to the Merseyside Transport Trust lads who were on hand throughout the weekend, and kindly moved most of their buses out of the building each day to make room for the lorry to unload!

This marks a new start and a turning point for the group. For the first time in 15 years both vehicles are in covered storage and in a location much more accessible to the majority of our members than Tebay. We hope that restoration work will be able to proceed much faster in our new base.

If you were wavering on whether to join the group, this is the perfect time to sign up as a member and take part. See our membership page for information.


  1. Comment by steve smith
    16th March 2012 at 12:29 pm

    am glad to see the unit finally under cover shame i live so far away to help out

  2. Comment by Will Snook
    23rd March 2012 at 7:33 pm

    id love to help restore this unit to working order, i live in crewe so im not too far away!!

  3. Comment by Tony Robertson
    8th April 2012 at 9:29 am

    I read about this in OPSTA’s March Connexion Newsletter and by chance prior to this I saw one of the units being hauled through Maghull along the A59. I hope things go well in the restoration of this historic Merseyside EMU.

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