Buses sport giant poppies – and offer free travel to armed services personnel

Royal British Legion members Bill Wilson, Edgar Bottomley and Gordon Shaw with one of the buses adorned with its own large poppy. Photograph: Charlotte Graham
9 Nov 2017 @ 8.27 am
| News, Transport

Serving members of the armed forces will enjoy free travel as a bus company backs the Poppy Appeal.

Transdev, which runs the Coastliner and Cityzap services, has adorned several of its buses with large sized commemorative poppies as a tribute to those who gave their lives for freedom.

Building on its support in previous years, Transdev has bought an extra 57 king-sized bus poppies from the Royal British Legion to add to the dozens already displayed each year on its vehicles.

Serving members of the armed forces will also be able to travel free on any Transdev bus service across the North.

These include Coastliner services between York, Malton and the Yorkshire Coast, and Cityzap express services between York, Leeds and Manchester, on Remembrance Sunday (November 12).

‘All the team behind this’

Coastliner General Manager Cindy Locker: “Each year we set out to show our support for the Poppy Appeal on the front of our buses, so that when our customers begin their journeys, they’ll hopefully join us in contributing to this excellent cause.

“We’re also pleased to be able to offer free travel to all members of the Armed Forces this Sunday. We know many will be attending Remembrance events across the North, and this is our way of showing our gratitude to them for all that they do.

“All the team at our local depots in York and Malton are fully behind this – we all feel it’s really important to pause and remember the sacrifices made to win our freedom.”