We are very proud to be able to announce the first low floor bus in preservation with the CTPG. This Dennis Dart (Plaxton Pointer) spent its life with Cardiff bus. A large number of operators have experience operating Darts of this era. It will also enable wheel chair passengers the ability to travel on a vehicle at our rallies which is another bonus. Thanks to Cardiff Bus

May 11th, 2017

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On Saturday 6th May we welcomed Bedwas no.7 back to Barry following its year away in Lydney where it received repairs to the frame and repanelling followed by a repaint into original livery.   We hope to have the original Bedwas crest back on the side ready for Barry Festival of Transport.

May 11th, 2017

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Passengers wait to ride the buses from the depot

Passengers wait to ride the buses from the depot

The 25 year running day was a great success with hundreds of people joining us to travel on preserved vehicles around Barry. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! The day would not be possible without the help from the volunteer mechanics, painters, metal workers and general helpers that do an amazing job every weekend.

All trips that left the depot were full of passengers. In this shot a Western Welsh single loads up as PAX arrives at the depot

Queues of people wait to travel on the Wigan half cab

Queues of people wait to travel on the Wigan half cab

If you have any feedback (good or bad) please send it to us through the contact page ( http://www.ctpg.co.uk/contact-us/ ).

May 9th, 2017

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With our running day under a week away we are busy getting ready to start our celebrations. The buses are being MOT’d, the running board is done and the depot is being made to look its best. There is still a lot to do. If you are free to help, please pop down to the depot this Saturday. The more the merrier!

May 2nd, 2017

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Plenty of work going on at the Depot, MOT work on the Newport Scania open topper, Rhondda Dart is being repanelled after a lot of welding and the Red & White Guy Arab is having a front brake reline.

April 8th, 2017

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TG6311 returns to Wales following 50 years parked up in a overgrown yard in rural Herefordshire. 1933 AEC Regent chassis new to Rhondda with a 1947 prototype Welsh Metal Industries body. Quite a special bus and certainly a very Welsh one. Full story to appear soon!

April 8th, 2017

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February 27th, 2017

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Three buses from the Depot visited Swansea Bus Museum’s early season open day on Sunday 26th February, the weather was damp but there were plenty of visitors to see and ride the buses and visit the many stalls.  Tudor Thomas’ photo shows Rhondda 495 alongside SWT 639, a Northern Counties and Willowbrook comparison.   CTPG took Pontypridd 8 and Hill’s Tredegar XWO 911 as well as 495, last time the 2 CTPG Regent’s visited Swansea was 2012.

February 27th, 2017

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Further progress has been made on our Bruce bodied Regal following the conversion of the destination aperture to original condition, bodywork restoration is almost complete with a repaint into original condition the next step.

February 27th, 2017

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Further work update to complete 2016, our Rhondda Dart has been under sealed following the completion of chassis welding, National Welsh Olympian has a set of new stainless steel fuel tank straps and further painting has been completed on Cardiff Lynx 258.

December 30th, 2016

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