Free bus travel for veterans and service personnel this Remembrance Sunday
Published: 12 November 2021
Arriva is offering free bus travel to past and present members of the Armed Forces on Sunday 14 November.
Regular and reservist personnel, as well as veterans and cadets will be able to travel for free on Arriva services by showing their Armed Forces or Armed Forces Veteran identification card, or an MoD issued Veteran’s Badge. The offer will be valid for the whole day with no restriction made on the number of journeys.
In Derby this means free travel for eligible passengers on a number of routes into Derby city centre ahead of the Remembrance Sunday service and parade on Corporation Street. The full list of routes in the city can be found on the Arriva website.
The company have also advised that their drivers may pull over to join in the two-minute silence at 11.00am on Sunday 14 November, providing it as safe and legal to do so.
Councillor Steve Hassall, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Decarbonisation, and Strategic Planning and Transport, said:
This new offer from Arriva is a great gesture to those who have served our country over the years and continue to do so. This offer will hopefully make it easier for our veterans and service personnel to join with us as we gather together to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
In person Remembrance commemorations have returned in 2021. This year’s service will be led by The Very Revd Dr Peter Robinson, Dean of Derby, during which a two-minute silence will be observed at 11.00am, after which wreaths will be laid. There will be designated areas where members of the public are able to view the proceedings, which will begin at 10.50am.
Full terms and conditions of the free travel offer can be found on the Arriva website.