Just the ticket as Burnley Bus Company sells face masks for NHS

The Burnley Bus Company has hit on just the right ticket by selling face masks for passengers, with all the proceeds going to NHS charities.

Tuesday, 16th June 2020, 3:45 pm

A specially designed face covering featuring all the colours of parent company Transdev’s bus services across Lancashire and Yorkshire is going on sale for just £2.50 – with all the proceeds going to NHS Charities Together, supporting NHS staff and volunteers caring for COVID-19 patients nationwide.

Transdev is also giving away 250 of the colourful coverings to key workers who’ve been riding its buses to get to work throughout the lockdown – to claim, email: [email protected] with either your bus pass number, or the email address registered to your mobile ticket account.

The Burnley Bus Company’s chief executive Alex Hornby said: “The latest Government guidance is a simple ‘ask’ of our customers, so everyone can travel with peace of mind.

Transdev operations director Vitto Pizzuti (front left) and chief executive Alex Hornby (front right) with Transdevs team sporting the bus firms specially designed face coverings in the colours of each of its companies across the North

“Our buses are clean, safe and ready to go, and we want everyone to travel in comfort and confidence. Several of our buses also now have ‘coverings’ of their own, right up front where everyone can see them – like our customers, we’re putting our best face on.

“We’ve always set out to make our buses places people want to be seen, and the same unique touch of style we’ve become famous for has gone into creating unique face coverings, which will be available to our customers when our travel shop in Burnley Bus Station reopens.”

A two-minute video, filmed on location in the North of England, is also helping to dispel any customer concerns about using buses now that lockdown restrictions have begun to ease. Transdev’s new film, titled “See From The Eyes Of A Customer – We’re Clean, Safe and Ready To Go” is now live online on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/3gQqMri.

The Government has also given guidance on who doesn’t have to wear a face covering on public transport – this includes:

· Babies and children under 11 years old

· People with breathing difficulties

· Those with some physical, mental or sensory conditions who would not be able to put on a covering or may not understand the need to wear one, or who would be impaired by a covering, including those who rely on lip reading

· Carers travelling with someone who would find communication with a face covering in place difficult

· Any customers on dedicated school bus services