Coach firm offers free travel for Falkirk veterans
Stagecoach has confirmed its ongoing commitment to the armed forces offering free travel for veterans and military personnel on its bus services across the UK on Remembrance Day and Remembrance Sunday.
The company will offer Free travel for military and ex-military personnel on their services on Thursday, November 11 and Sunday, November 14.
And with Remembrance services planned at memorials across UK, it is hoped people wishing to pay their respects will take up the offer to travel for free to the service of their choice.
This commitment to free travel, which will be ongoing every year, comes on the back of Stagecoach’s newly launched employee led Veterans Network, which is also currently engaging with the armed forces on a recruitment campaign directly targeting those who are leaving the military to find job opportunities at Stagecoach.
A Stagecoach spokesperson 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.”