Salisbury is one of the main
market towns in Wiltshire. The resident bus company is
Wilts & Dorset, one of the last former-NBC operators still
independently controlled. [click to enlarge photos]
Leyland National 3644 (GLJ680N) is seen at Amesbuy Bus
Station near Salisbury on a warm Saturday evening in July
1978. Stagecoach Hampshire Bus now operate from Salisbury to
||Salisbury Bus Station in
August 1984. Nationals 3672 (NEL125P) and 3674
(NEL127P) join RE's 613 (RLJ799H) and 606
(MMW356G) in the line-up.
||Under NBC control, Salisbury
was served by Hants and Dorset. Here their 127 (479BMR),
a Bristol FS6G, awaits departure. July 1978.
the then standard NBC dual-purpose style livery is 3901 (A901DPR)
heading for Bristol in September 1987
||Salisbury's future is riding on
it. Wilts & Dorset specialise in Optare vehicles,
represented here by Spectra 3139 (M137 KRU) and Solo 2622
seen in Salisbury bus station, May 2000.
||For a brief period a joint venture between
Badgerline and Southern Vecits called Badger Vectis competed with Wilts
and Dorset. Seen both heading for Bemerton are Badgerline
D915HOU and Wilts & Dorset 3331 (JJT443N) in