December 22 2023

In the run-up to Christmas, CPT members have continued to go above and beyond in helping keep people connected through vital bus and coach journeys. 

In addition, CPT members have been also been doing vital community work through charity fundraising and outreach programmes. They've also been getting into the festive spirit by celebrating their staff and drivers. 


Here are some highlights:

20th anniversary of the Brighton and Hove Buses Santa Bus

Supporting 20 charities the Brighton and Hove Buses team have been raising on average £675 per night from local businesses.

Brighton and Hove Santa Bus


Festive Buses from First Wessex


Stagecoach South bring back Santa buses

Stagecoach South has reintroduced it’s festive Santa buses across Hampshire, Surrey and West Sussex to raise money for charities including The Sussex Snowdrop Trust,  Naomi House & Jacksplace, Rahl Children's charity, Winchester Hospice, Shooting Star Children's Hospice and Save The Children.

Stagecoach South




Bus tour for carers thanks to Lothian

Go North East brings Christmas joy with Santa Bus

Go North East


Reading Buses Charity Santa

Reading Buses


Bus driver Mark Shaw has been attending a CPC training course whilst at the same time carrying out important Santa duties for Reading Buses.

Mark, who has been a Reading Buses driver for nearly 35 years, can be seen dressed as Santa whilst taking passengers to their destinations on routes across town.

In return Reading Buses are asking customers to text to donate to their charity of the year The Royal Berks Charity if they spot Santa on the network.


Presents for First York passengers

First York


East Yorkshire Buses support Cash for Kids

East Yorkshire Buses teamed with Viking FM to fill a bus full of presents in aid of charity Cash for Kids. 


Free travel for kids from Arriva North East

Kids go free on our buses when accompanied by a fare-paying adult or valid travel pass holder

Arriva North East


Maynes raise over £2k for Cash for Kids North Scotland


Foodbank donations from First Leicester


Huge boost for Christmas coach travel at National Express

Trentbarton's Spot Santa competition

Trentbarton have been running a Spot Santa competition, where passengers can spot santa on their buses and win prizes if they do.


Flixbus thank their drivers



First Essex support The Giving Tree initiative


Enchantica Elf Village trips via Harrogate Bus Company


Toy Appeal donations from The Travellers Choice


Christmas hat day at Burnley Bus Company


Metrobus raise thousands raised for Rotary Club Crawley


Cash for Kids donations from Bay Travel


Christmas cheer at CPT's coach members

Pics via Shaws of Maxey, Taf Valley, Blakes and Mainline.

Christmas coaches


Pics via Edwards, Marshalls of Sutton and Roselyn Coaches.

Coach Drivers at Christmas