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Stagecoach announces free travel for veterans across the UK for Remembrance Day and Remembrance Sunday

By Ewan Malcolm

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STAGECOACH has announced that it will offer free travel for veterans and military personnel on its bus and tram services across the UK on Remembrance Day and Remembrance Sunday.

The Poppy Bus
The Poppy Bus

The commitment to free travel, which will be ongoing every year, comes on the back of Stagecoach’s newly launched employee led Veterans Network. The Veteran Network is currently engaging with the armed forces on a recruitment campaign directly targeting those who are leaving the military to find job opportunities at Stagecoach.

In addition to free travel on November 11 and November 14, Stagecoach will be operating a number of Poppy Buses across its network. Poppies will also be displayed on the front of a number of buses across the country with some of the destination blinds showing the messaging "We will remember them".

Employees will also be asked to honour the minutes' silence.

With Remembrance services planned at memorials across the UK, it is hoped that people wishing to pay their respects will take up the offer to travel for free to the service of their choice.

Simon Tramalloni, co-lead for the Stagecoach Veterans Network said: "Stagecoach has a strong commitment to supporting the armed forces and our veterans, and it's great that we are able to offer free bus and tram travel across the whole country as we mark Remembrance Day.

"We have thousands of ex forces personnel working across our business and having the new Veterans Network is allowing us to build on the work that Stagecoach has led over many years and identify how else we can support those veterans already working for us and those that may want to come and join the company.

"Remembrance Day and the Poppy Appeal are causes close to the hearts of many of our employees and customers and we are very pleased to be making this commitment that will hopefully help people to attend memorials across the UK."

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