North West bus operator Transdev today announces its service arrangements for Monday, 19 September 2022 – the date of Her Majesty The Queen’s State Funeral, to be held at Westminster Abbey in London.
In a statement, the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy has confirmed the day will be a Bank Holiday, to allow individuals, businesses, and other organisations an opportunity to pay their respects to Her Majesty and commemorate Her reign, while marking the final day of the current period of national mourning.
Bus operator Transdev, whose North West network includes services run by The Blackburn Bus Company, The Burnley Bus Company and Rosso, will provide a Sunday service on this day.
Transdev CEO Alex Hornby said: “We have carefully considered the needs of our customers, many of whom will want to be with family on this day, along with our colleagues who will also wish to commemorate Her Majesty’s reign.
“A Sunday timetable will be in operation throughout our North West network on Monday, 19 September 2022. Normal weekday timetables will resume the following day, Tuesday 20 September.”
Following the sad news of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Balmoral on Thursday 8 September, electronic destination displays on Transdev buses have carried the simple message “Thank You, Ma’am” in recognition of the Monarch’s 70 years of service to the nation.
Full details of all Transdev bus routes and tickets are available online at: transdevbus.co.uk and on the free to download Transdev Go mobile app.