As several nations prepares to remember those who bravely defended freedom, Transdev in northern England is to make its own moving tribute to the fallen. The company’s buses in the region are being adorned with large commemorative poppies to encourage the thousands of customers who travel on its routes each day to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
The poppies will be displayed with pride on the front of Transdev buses on routes covering hundreds of miles across the northern England, from Preston and Manchester in the west to the Yorkshire Coast in the east.
Transdev will also provide free travel on Remembrance Day this Friday (11 November 2022) and Remembrance Sunday (13 November 2022) to all current service personnel with forces ID, and to veterans in uniform or with their medals.
With financial challenges currently affecting many veterans and their families in the communities we serve, it’s more important than ever that we continue our support for the excellent work done by the Royal British Legion.
We hope that by prominently showing our support for the Poppy Appeal on our buses, many of our customers will join us in contributing to this excellent cause.
We want to remember those who gave their lives for our freedom, and to support those living with the impact of conflict today. All our teams at our depots across the North are supporting us with this.
Alex Hornby said, Transdev UK’s CEO
Transdev UK now hopes that as a highly visible symbol of remembrance, its bus poppies will help to encourage its customers to buy and wear their own poppies with pride.
Buses run by each of Transdev’s local bus operators across the northern England will now display poppies ahead of Remembrance Sunday when the region and the nation will pause to remember the fallen.
On both Remembrance days, where it is safe to do so, Transdev’s buses will pause at 11am to observe two minutes’ silence in memory of those who gave their lives in defending our nation.
Full details of all Transdev bus services are available online at: transdevbus.co.uk and on the free Transdev Go mobile app.