Australian bus and coach operator Busways has announced its yearly tradition is back on again, with Busways depots dressing up buses in the Christmas spirit to put smiles on passenger faces.
Busways says all depots across NSW will support Westmead Hospital’s Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), with Busways Group matching every dollar in donation.
Busways Head of Service Delivery Greater Sydney Steven Hawkins says the Christmas buses are already decked out in Christmas attire and travelling around NSW and will be spread across a variety of regular routes.
“If you happen to hop on a Busways bus this December, you may just be so lucky to board one of our 34 spectacularly decorated Christmas buses traversing around NSW,” Hawkins says.
“Each year, the Christmas buses to bring good cheer to everyone – from our employees who love decorating and driving the buses, to our customers have a blast riding on them!
“We encourage our customers to get into the holiday spirit of giving by scanning to the QR code on board the bus and making a donation.
“Last year collectively, our Christmas bus fundraising efforts raised more than $6,750 thanks to donations from staff, customers and the Busways dollar matching.
“This year’s donations across all of Busways NSW Christmas will go towards the purchasing of lifesaving equipment to support families and their babies at Westmead Hospital’s NICU.
“To be able to raise funds for families who are going through a tough time, allows us to make a positive impact in our community.”
Hawkins says the decorated Christmas buses will parade their merry looks until the end of December and customers can check ahead of time whether their bus will be a Christmas bus.
“Enthusiastic customers are able to check if their bus is a Christmas decorated bus by using the Trip Planner App, which will show a Christmas tree Christmas tree symbol next to their route,” he says.
“Busways wishes all our customers a happy and safe festive holiday season and we encourage the community to enjoy and donate.”
The initiative is spread across Busways’ 18 depots from Yamba on the NSW north coast to Penrith in Western Sydney and Lonsdale in South Australia.