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The Edinburgh Transport Group

The aim of The Edinburgh Transport Group is to promote an interest in public transport, encompassing buses, coaches, railway traffic and other vehicles.  We meet regularly to discuss our interests in an informal friendly situation.  Our Winter meetings, from September to April (except January), are held indoors, and consist of slide shows, talks and presentations.  Summer meetings, from May to August when there are more daylight hours, are normally bus trips to various locations on interesting vintage or modern buses hired for the occasion.  For more information, please browse the website.

  Forthcoming Events

Our meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month, except January

Indoor meetings
These are held at The Royal British Legion (Scotland) premises at 33 Rodney Street, Edinburgh, EH7 4EL; meetings start at 7.30pm.  Click here for details of where to find us.

Thursday December 5, 2019 – Tonight, we have our Annual General Meeting (attendance of this part by paid-up members only) at which we’ll hear reports from the management committee about how the Group is operating.  However, we keep the official stuff to a minimum time-wise, so that we can then get on with the more interesting photo show for the rest of the meeting, to which non-members can attend.  The venue is our usual meeting place at The Royal British Legion (Scotland) premises as described above.  We look forward to welcoming you to all of our meetings.

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EXPRESS Journal Now Available
Express, the occasional Journal published by The Edinburgh Transport Group, Issue No. 81, is now available to members.  We hope to have a supply of the magazine available at the meeting on December 5 to give to members attending   If you are unable to be at the meeting, don’t worry, the magazine will be posted to you.

Events for your diary
Indoor Winter season meetings
These are held at The Royal British Legion (Scotland) premises at 33 Rodney Street, Edinburgh EH7 4EL. Meetings start at 7.30pm.
Thursday 6 February 2020 – Gavin Booth, ‘Standing on the corner’ Edinburgh photos
Thursday 5 March – Garry Ward, continuing his story of Western SMT
Thursday 3 April - Photo shows by Richard Walter and Donald Stirling

We have to advise that non-members will be asked to pay 5.00 to join as Temporary Members for each event (and be asked to contribute to the cost of diesel when on a bus trip). A temporary membership card will be issued and, if they attend three more events at 5.00 each, they will become Full Members.  If you wish more details on this, please speak to our Membership Secretary at an event.

  Membership - Join Us

The aim of The Edinburgh Transport Group is to promote an interest in public transport, encompassing buses, coaches, railway traffic and other vehicles.

Membership will entitle you to our full colour magazine, EXPRESS, which is issued occasionally.  We hold our monthly meetings on the first Thursday of every month (with the exception of January).  Winter meetings, from September to April, are held indoors, and consist of slide shows, talks, presentations or quizzes.  Summer meetings, from May to August, are normally bus trips to various locations on interesting vintage or modern buses hired for the occasion.

Membership costs 15 per year and is payable from 1 April each year.  Family membership is available for 20 per year.

You not not need to live in the Edinburgh area to join.  We have many members from near and far.  Those who are unable to attend the meetings will of course receive the "EXPRESS" magazine and have the same membership rights as everyone else.

If you are not a member and would like to join, you can currently do this in these ways:-

You can attend at any of the scheduled group meetings as detailed on this website, make yourself known and ask to see the Membership Secretary or Treasurer, either of whom will be happy to take your details and membership fee.  There is no commitment to join, so if you would like to come along and see what our meetings are like, please do so, and if you decide to return and join us, we will enrol you as a member.

You can write to our Membership Secretary:-
Brian Melrose, 25 Broomburn Grove, Edinburgh, EH12 7NN, enclosing your cheque, and we will enrol you as a member.

A copy of the Groups constitution is available upon request from us at this e-mail address.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Click here for details of where to find us.

Click here for details of some of our past events.

Click here for links to other websites that we hope will be of interest to you.