Leicester Transport Heritage Trust

Leicester Transport Heritage Trust

Researching, preserving and promoting our local road transport heritage

The Bus Inspectors

The Bus Inspectors officially launched on 1 January 2024, with a mission to grade the nation’s 10,000 heritage buses and coaches. They will visit almost 100 collections within the National Association of Road Transport Museums, seeing the vehicles, hearing their stories and collecting data and information that will form the basis of their scoring and grading.

Ultimately, the project will identify which of the 10,000 vehicles are most significant in telling the story of UK buses, how they evolved and changed to suit people and, also, how society changed because of them.

As The Bus Inspectors embark on their mission to grade the UK’s 10,000 historic buses and coaches, you can follow their voyage of discovery with our regular podcast.

Whether you love vintage buses, history, people, places, stories well told, or all these things, you’re sure to enjoy the journey. Stream or download our latest episode below, and subscribe to future episodes through RSS, Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple Podcasts… or simply check back here at regular intervals to tune in.

Listen to the first podcast at the link below!