Blackburn Bus Company ‘heroes bus’ unveiled

Blackburn Bus Company is one of the latest to recognise NHS staff and key workers with a specially liveried ‘Blackburn Heroes’ bus, as a reminder of the role NHS staff and key workers have had in maintaining vital services in the region.

The bus is finished in blue with an NHS heart and rainbow, and carries images of local key workers and health service staff, each nominated by friends and relatives via social media.

Work from the firm itself is recognised on the back of the bus, which shows photos of drivers, engineers and support staff at its Intack depot.

It is one of several ‘heroes buses’ being introduced by parent Transdev in partnership with local media organisations to recognise community heroes during the pandemic.

Blackburn Bus Company CEO Alex Hornby says: “We know there are many unsung heroes doing all kinds of jobs right now who deserve our community’s thanks, and so we decided to recognise them by covering our ‘Blackburn heroes’ bus with their photos, along with the jobs they do – with our amazing NHS workers given pride of place.

“I hope the ‘Blackburn heroes’ bus will make all who see it pause to think for a moment about the vitally important work being done to keep our community going. We are so grateful for their support.

“I hope that the contribution of NHS staff and all the other carers and key workers will always be remembered, and they’ll continue to be held up as the heroes that they are.”