Remembrance Sunday Vintage Bus Rides across Exeter to raise money for the Royal British Legion

THIS REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY TAKE A FREE VINTAGE BUS RIDE & RAISE MONEY FOR THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION

  • Exeter’s fifth annual ‘Twilight Running’ event to take place on Remembrance Sunday (9th November)
  • Vintage buses will operate across a variety of historic Exeter bus routes from mid-afternoon until early evening
  • In honour of the day, buses will be decorated with poppies and passengers will be asked for voluntary donations in aid of the Royal British Legion

On Sunday 9th November Exeter will play host to the fifth annual ‘Twilight Running’ event when a selection of vintage vehicles will operate across several historic Exeter City Transport bus routes.

Vehicles taking part date from the 1930s right up to the 1980s and will be departing from Exeter City Bus Station stands 2, 3 and 4 from 2pm in the afternoon up until 7pm in the evening. All journeys will start and finish at the bus station and will last anywhere up to 45 minutes. Passengers will only be able to board at the bus station and all journeys are completely free.

In recognition of the event taking place on Remembrance Sunday, passengers will have the opportunity to make a voluntary donation to the Royal British Legion either through purchasing a souvenir programme or by simply putting some money in the collecting tin. In addition, many of the buses will be decorated with poppy vinyls in honour of the day.

Michael Watson, Managing Director of Stagecoach South West, commented “I’m looking forward to once again seeing these historic vehicles on our city streets and I urge everyone who enjoys a trip on the day to make a donation to the Royal British Legion.”

David Fricker, joint organiser of the event and owner of two of the participating buses, added:

“This unique event in the South West evokes a sense of nostalgia as passengers have the opportunity to experience bus travel across the decades. This year has added poignancy as we remember 100 years since the start of WW1. In fact, 80% of Exeter City Transport staff at the time joined the services. As well as former Exeter City Transport buses we also have Devon General, Southern National and Royal Blue vehicles also participating this year and hope people really enjoy the event.”

Carole Arnold, Community Fundraiser for the Royal British Legion, said “On behalf of the Royal British Legion I’d like to thank the organisers of Twilight Running and Stagecoach for supporting us through this event, especially on such a significant day in our calendar.”

More information on the event can be found by visiting www.wetc.uk.com/exeter.