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LUPTS in exile … still pretty much on hold

Following the Covid-19 pandemic, LUPTS has no activities planned.

There were no Bus Tours in 2020-2022 and the proposed gathering at Crich to mark the
60th anniversary of the tour on the ex-Liverpool tram in Glasgow in 1960 sadly never took place.

There have been a few informal gatherings as Covid restrictions have been lifted, as shown here.

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The 2023 Bus Tour weekend is scheduled for 28-30 April 2023.


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 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: 20 May 2022


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