Community rail partnerships and station volunteer groups are encouraged to get involved and join in with this year’s Catch the Bus Month, highlighting the social, economic, and environmental benefits of these lifeline services.
Run by passenger champion Bus Users UK, Catch the Bus Month runs throughout September and aims to get more people on board by showcasing the huge benefits of bus travel with campaigns, promotions, giveaways, and events being run across England, Scotland, and Wales.
As well as improving our physical health, buses reduce loneliness and isolation. Pre-pandemic, they contributed £64 billion annually to the UK economy and switching just one journey a month to bus would mean 1 billion fewer car journeys, lowering pollution and freeing up town and city centres.
The campaign website has all the latest news and details of local events, along with a free-to-download Partner Pack full of ideas, resources, and signposts for support.
If you’re thinking of running an event, send Bus Users UK the details and their team will do their best to join you or provide a speaker. They’re open to ideas for joint events and collaborations and will promote whatever event, activity, or campaign you run.
Anyone wanting to take part or order some of the famous giant #CTBM red hands can contact the team at Bus Users UK via email@example.com.
You can also let our Communications team know what your plans are so we can help support and share your messages too.