FANS of four-wheeled transport are in for a treat as Severn Valley Railway hosts its annual On the Buses event this weekend.

The SVR's annual bus rally takes place on Sunday (September 10) and has become a firm favourite with visitors.

Visitors can enjoy steam train rides along the line, stopping off at Bewdley station to enjoy the popular bus gala.

This year, the emphasis will be on London Transport Vehicles, with a number of examples on display, including the star attraction - a 1914 LNWR 'Torpedo' Charabanc - one of the oldest buses in preservation, courtesy of the London Transport Museum.

Flying the flag for modern London transport, will be a new Routemaster for London - 'Boris Bus' - most likely the first ever visit to Worcestershire of the type, courtesy of Arriva London.

If admiring from the outside wasn't enough, people will be able to get on board to enjoy free rides around Bewdley town and Stourport on board a range of historic buses.

At the station, visitors can see a range of beautifully-preserved buses from all regions and eras on show, browse a selection of bus memorabilia and information stalls.

Lewis Maddox, the SVR's events and footplate experience co-ordinator, said: "Our bus gala is a very popular date in our visitor calendar and is a very fun and interesting way to enjoy a day out with a difference on the Railway.

"Not only can people experience an exciting steam train ride along our line, but they can also enjoy a VIP ride on one of the beautifully-preserved vintage vehicles in attendance, and that is an opportunity not to be missed."

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