For Remembrance weekend, which this year commemorates the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, Northern is offering free rail travel on any service to armed forces personnel, cadets, veterans and poppy sellers allowing them to travel easily to Remembrance events across the north of England.
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. In addition, the hundreds of licenced poppy sellers, who have been volunteering in the lead up to this weekend will also be able to take advantage of free travel.
Mike Paterson, Regional Director at Northern, who served in the Armed Forces for 26 years said: “Supporting Remembrance Sunday is important to all those who work at Northern as a number of colleagues are ex-members of the armed forces. We want to acknowledge the contribution and sacrifices people have made and at the same time, make it as easy as possible for people to attend events on this important weekend.”
(From Northern Rail Press)