Buses to be named after Hucknall heroes

Hucknall heroes are to be recognised by having buses named after them and now local residents are being asked for their suggestions on who should receive the honour.

On November 14 we will be reinstating its blue route buses on connect, and to celebrate the move we want to give customers the chance to help name the three buses that will serve the town.

Alex Hornby, Commercial Director, explained: “The blue route buses that run in a clockwise direction around the town are being reintroduced following a campaign by local residents.

“The views of the people we serve are extremely important to us and, in addition to supporting a number of worthy causes, we thought naming buses after local heroes was another way we could demonstrate our commitment to the communities we serve.”

Alex went on to say that the buses will carry a special nameplate and could be named after anyone of significance from the town.

“They could be named after historical figures or volunteers who are still working to help the local community,” continued Alex.

“Suggestions could also include local war heroes who served in either the First or Second World War, or even more recent conflicts,” he added.

From mid-November the blue route buses will run every half hour, travelling in the opposite direction to red route buses that provide a 15-minute service and link a number of estates with the town centre and tram stop.

To celebrate the reinstated route we will also be offering free travel on all connect buses on Saturday, November 19.

Meanwhile, anyone who would like to nominate a hero should email their suggestion, along with a short explanation as to why they are suitable, to hucknallheroes@trentbarton.co.uk.

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