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Free The Roads is the first episode of the twenty-third series.


Bulgy thinks that people should travel by bus instead of rail until he learns that having so many passengers is not easy for the buses on their own.





  • Max and Monty have their US voices in the UK dub.
    • Additionally, Kerry Shale is not credited in either the US or UK end credits despite voicing Max.
    • Rob Rackstraw is also not credited in the UK end credits for voicing Monty. However, Rasmus Hardiker is credited despite not voicing him.
  • Max and Monty have Sidney and Paxton's horn sounds.
  • As Percy starts leaving Maithwaite, his last two coaches are not rendered properly as they are merged together.




  • Joseph May as Thomas
  • Christopher Ragland as Percy and a Passenger
  • Teresa Gallagher as Annie, Clarabel, the Teacher, and Albert's Wife
  • Keith Wickham as Bertie and Sir Topham Hatt
  • Colin McFarlane as Bulgy
  • Kerry Shale as Max
  • Rob Rackstraw as Monty and the Knapford Stationmaster

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Spanish Liberen los Caminos
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