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.
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.
Bus tour for carers thanks to Lothian
Go North East brings Christmas joy with Santa Bus
Reading Buses Charity Santa
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
Heading out with my management team from @FirstYork to continue our #thankyou for using #buses to our customers in #York by giving away free chocolates and free journeys with #First. @iTravelYork @FirstBusnews pic.twitter.com/KhwOlmHBqe— Tom Donnelly (@TomDonYork) December 21, 2023
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
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
The team has been busy in #London Victoria Coach Station giving Flixmas presents to drivers 💚— FlixBus UK News (@flixbus_uk) December 21, 2023
We are so grateful to those keeping our network running safely & smoothly throughout the festive period and the whole year! #thankyoudriver #cheersdrive pic.twitter.com/0gLLrhnB0O
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.
Pics via Edwards, Marshalls of Sutton and Roselyn Coaches.