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LUPTS in exile … and on hold

Because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, LUPTS has no activities planned.

The Bus Tour weekend planned for 30 April-2 May 2021 has been postponed.
It may be possible to arrange a replacement later in the year if circumstances change.

Likewise, we have not forgotten about the planned gathering at Crich to mark the 60th anniversary of the tour on the ex-Liverpool tram in Glasgow in 1960.
Again, an alternative date will be proposed when possible.

Looking further ahead, the 2022 Bus Tour weekend is scheduled for 29 April-1 May 2022.
Surely we’ll be clear of Covid by then?!


LUPTS online

There is an active closed-group email service. If you’re interested, go to and search for Liverpool University Public Transport Society (1958 - 1991).

The group email service will provide details of occasional online ‘meetings’ via Zoom.

There is also a private Facebook page at  Follow this link to apply to be admitted.

The pre-Covid era

In case you forgotten what things were like in the olden days (before March 2020), there’s a report on the 2019 Bus Tour weekend – the last one to date – here


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The Liverpool University Public Transport Society (LUPTS) was formed in 1958 by a group of undergraduate students at the University with a mutual interest in all kinds of transport.   Over the next 33 years, it organised meetings and afternoon trips, ran tours by rail, bus and tram, published a number of booklets and was active, locally and nationally, in the enthusiast world.

One of its earliest projects was the generation of support for the preservation of Glasgow tram 1055, previously Liverpool 869, and this led to the formation of the Merseyside Tramway Preservation Society, with tram itself  eventually passing to the National Tramway Museum at Crich.  LUPTS continued as an active student society through the 60s, 70s and 80s but, with declining numbers, was forced to disband in 1991.   LUPTS therefore no longer exists but groups of former members continue to perpetuate its name.   It no longer has any connection with the University of Liverpool.   These web pages have been created to give an online presence for the exiled Society.



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Last updated: 28 January 2021


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