Holloway opens its doors

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Saturday, 15 September saw Metroline open the doors of its Pemberton Gardens, Holloway garage to the public and Kris Lake went along to see what was on show.

Metroline says that the objective of the event is to raise as much money as possible for charities, including those supporting Cancer Research and the British Heart Foundation. Admission was by programme, priced at £2.50, available on the day at the garage door. As well as a display of vehicles, including some of the operator’s newest and some dating back to the 1950s, there were stalls selling transport memorabilia and refreshments.

As in previous years there was the opportunity to ride on heritage vehicles as well as new buses around the local area.

Holloway garage is home to around 250 buses and there was a good selection on view
Holloway garage open days are always well supported by the public
A new Optare Solo which is part of the first batch of Transport for London buses to have LED blinds excluding trial vehicles
The size of Holloway garage means that there’s plenty of space to hold events like the open day
Vehicles giving rides to visitors included this ADL Enviro200 MMC-bodied BYD all-electric bus