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Free bus travel for Armed Forces members

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Veterans, Cadets and serving members of the Armed Forces will be able to travel on Stagecoach buses in Cumbria for free on Saturday 24 June.

The free travel is in support of Armed Forces Day, aimed at celebrating the service of previous and current personnel of the British Armed Forces.

To travel for free, commuters will either need to be in uniform or show a valid identification card.

We are delighted to once again be supporting our Armed Forces communities across Cumbria. By providing free travel to military personnel and veterans we hope to be able to give a well-deserved morale boost for our local troops.

– Matthew Cranwell, Managing Director of Stagecoach Cumbria and North Lancashire

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Stagecoach defend decision

A man from Dumfries was refused entry onto a Stagecoach bus, after trying to board with an electric cigarette in his mouth.

The company who manufacture the E-cigarettes say that they can be used anywhere - indoors or outdoors - in any place where tobacco cigarettes are not allowed.

Now Stagecoach have defended their decision and say they're policy has been in place for some time:

""Our conditions of carriage state that passengers should refrain from smoking electric cigarettes on board our buses. This has been our position for some time and we would ask all passengers to respect that rule when using our services."

– Spokesperson, Stagecoach