Harrogate bus firm offers free travel to military and veterans on Armed Forces Day

A Harrogate-based bus firm is offering free travel for Yorkshire’s serving military and veterans on Armed Forces Day this weekend.

Armed Forces Day takes place Saturday 24th June to honour our nation’s defenders – past and present.

And all journeys on Transdev’s entire network spanning hundreds of miles across Yorkshire, and in Lancashire and Greater Manchester, will be free throughout the day to current forces personnel, cadet volunteers and veterans from the Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force.

Armed Forces Day in June each year salutes the service of men and women in the military.

Transdev is planning a normal Saturday service, so those who wish to attend events all over the region will be able to do so.

Transdev Operations Director Vitto Pizzuti said:

“We are delighted to show our support for our armed forces once again by offering free travel to serving military and veterans.

“All of us at Transdev are keen to show how much we value what our service men and women do for our country. Providing free travel is our way of doing so, by making it easier for them to attend the many events taking place across the North.”

Veterans, current members of the military and cadet adult volunteers can all take advantage of Transdev’s free travel offer on Armed Forces Day, by showing a Forces ID card or simply by wearing their uniform or displaying their medals.

Many buses serving popular leisure destinations are busier than usual as customers take advantage of the Government-supported ‘Price Drop’ £2 single fare offer, and Transdev is advising those taking up its free travel offer to allow extra time to make journeys and to plan ahead carefully before setting out.

Full details of all Transdev bus services across the North are available online at: transdevbus.co.uk, or via the free to download ‘Transdev Go’ app, while a directory of Armed Forces Day events is on its official website at: armedforcesday.org.uk.