As PAT RUSSELL explains, The Bus Archive is actively gathering and preserving today’s electronic timetables to ensure that the information they contain is accessible to future historians in the decades to come as the large volume of printed material it holds from historic collections

The Bus Archive hosts probably the most extensive timetable library in the world, covering the UK over the past 100 years. Enthusiasts, journalists and social historians consult it regularly. But it is not standing still.

One of the many timetables now in the collection.

As every day passes, more history is made and must be added to the archive. Week after week, new timetables are introduced. It is vital, therefore, that The Bus Archive adds all these to its collection so that researchers in 10 or 50 years are able to look back at them.

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