The industry pays its respects to the fallen

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Once again the industry has stood together to remember the fallen by applying poppies or full wraps to fleets across the UK. CBW looks at some of the coaches and buses decorated for 2022

Poppies represent all those who lost their lives on active service, from the beginning of the First World War right up to present day. The symbol also honours the contribution of civilian services and the uniformed services which contribute to national peace and security, and acknowledges innocent civilians who have lost their lives in conflict and acts of terrorism. This year’s Poppy Appeal took place from Thursday 27 October until Remembrance Sunday on 13 November, and many operators from across the UK chose to take part in a number of ways.



Arriva offered free bus travel to past and present members of the armed forces on its services throughout the country on Sunday 13 November. As a mark of respect on Remembrance Sunday, serving personnel, both regular and reservists, as well as veterans and cadets were allowed free travel on Arriva services all day.

Chris Burley, Commercial Director for Arriva South, said: “As a business, we’re proud to support the Royal British Legion, and our drivers were also able to pull over to partake in the two-minute silence at 11am on both Friday 11 and Sunday 13 November, providing it was safe and legal to do so.”






From left: Paul Anderson, Mick Connor, Tony O’Connor, Robert Sawyers, William David Greene in the new memorial garden at First’s Caledonia depot. FIRST

First Glasgow

First Glasgow has unveiled a new war memorial garden at its Caledonia depot, paying tribute to the city’s former tram operators who lost their lives in the First World War. Unveiled shortly before Remembrance Day, the garden features four memorials including a freestanding monument dedicated to workers from the city’s Whitevale tram depot, surrounded by three plaques in memory of workers from the city’s Newlands, Dennistoun and Langside depots.


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