First Bus Remembrance Sunday Travel Offer

First Bus offers free travel to mark Remembrance weekend

  • All veterans and Armed Forces personnel to travel for free in Aberdeen

Bus operator First Bus is offering free travel for all veterans and Armed Forces personnel in Aberdeen travelling to Remembrance Day activities on Armistice Day (Saturday 11th November) and Remembrance Sunday (Sunday 12th November).

To be eligible for a free return journey, veterans and military personnel can either wear their military uniform or show the bus driver their Service ID card.

First Bus has a strong link with the Armed Forces community, with large numbers of veterans now working for the business. This gesture is First Bus’ way of showing gratitude to all those who serve or have served their country.

During the First World War, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, the guns of the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare. Every year, this historic moment is commemorated with a two-minute silence on what is now known as Armistice Day.

Simon Pearson, Chief Commercial Officer at First Bus, said: “Remembrance Sunday is an important and solemn reminder of the sacrifices made by so many in our Armed Forces, and we wanted to do something to mark the occasion.

“We have a number of veterans working for First Bus across our Scotland depots and we’re very proud of their efforts and sacrifice. This is our way of saying thank you to them, as well as honouring all men and women who choose to serve and protect the freedoms our country now takes for granted.


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About First Bus

First Bus is one of the UK’s largest bus operators. Making journeys easier for our customers, we were the first national bus operator to accept contactless card payments across all of our services and our First Bus App is voted ‘best in class’ amongst UK bus operators. Our most recent investments are in new, state-of-the-art buses across our key networks.

We work proactively with our local authority partners, making a positive impact on air quality, tackling congestion and improving customer experience. We are focused on First Bus becoming a leader in the transition to a low-carbon future and are committed to operating a zero-emission bus fleet by 2035; we have pledged not to purchase any new diesel buses after December 2022. We also operate the Aircoach network in Ireland.

First Bus is a division of FirstGroup.

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