Free bus travel for armed forces members and veterans this Saturday

By David Prior at

Local bus operators have announced that serving members of the armed forces, veterans and cadets will be able to travel free on bus services across Greater Manchester this Saturday.

The deal marks Armed Forces Day, an annual event commemorating the service of men and women in the British Armed Forces.

It applies on all First Manchester, Stagecoach Manchester and Arriva services to members of the armed forces who are in uniform or who show an identification card.

The offer is also open to members of the cadet forces in uniform and veterans who display valid identification such as the MOD issued Veteran’s Badge.

Phil Medlicott, managing director of First Manchester, said: “We’re proud to support Armed Forces Day which is a very special occasion for many people who want to remember family, friends and others who have been lost in military service.

“As a committed supporter of the communities we serve, we want to make it as easy as possible for people to attend local events with this special offer on Saturday.”