We stood with Ukraine with 10p of all fares donated to Ukraine Humanitarian Fund

2 months ago Fri 18th Mar 2022

We made a fixed donation of 10p from every customer journey made on Sunday 20 March to the Ukraine Humanitarian Fund.

We run networks across Lancashire in Blackburn, Burnley and Rossendale, and in Yorkshire in Harrogate, Keighley, Calderdale, Kirklees, York and the North Yorkshire Coast – enabling almost 40 million customers a year, and we have pledged that the donation will help those directly in need, via the Disasters Emergency Committee who represents 15 leading UK aid charities.

This is alongside efforts made internationally by our fellow subsidiaries operating close to the conflict – notably in Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Germany – who will provide assistance to refugees including charter buses and the delivery of equipment and supplies to Ukrainian families fleeing their country.

We are also involved in an agreement that allows Ukrainian Refugees to travel for free to their ultimate destination. Customers just need to show their Ukrainian passport and a boarding pass valid within the last 48 hours. 

Each bus across our local fleets across Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Yorkshire also wears a Ukrainian flag shaped in a heart in a visible and public show of support.  

Our CEO Alex Hornby said:

“Like everyone, we have all been saddened by the appalling events in Ukraine and the dreadful impact on this has had on people who have had to flee the country.

“All of us at Transdev at our locations right across the north of England felt compelled to show our support and we hoped the donation from our fares this weekend will go some way in giving the right kind of help to those who need it.

“We are proud to employ a number of Ukrainian families as part of our own team here in the north and give our full support to international Transdev colleagues aiding the humanitarian effort elsewhere in Europe.”

Full details of the our network, journey planner, timetable and fares information can be found on our website or via the Transdev Go app.