Huddersfield heritage recognised
FirstBus has repainted a Wrightbus Gemini into the red and cream Huddersfield Corporation livery, last seen on the Yorkshire town’s routes in 1974. The vehicle has also been named after Fred Krigers, who joined the bus industry in the same year as a driver. He went on to complete over 40 years service before retiring in 2015, sadly passing away the same year. He was born in 1951 as Uldis Krigers but changed his first name to Fred after Yorkshire cricketer, Fred Trueman. Fred held a number of training and managerial roles in his bus career and was highly respected by everyone who he worked with. The bus was officially launched by Business Manager for First Bus in Huddersfield, Oliver Howarth and Fred’s two sons, Dan and Ben Kriger. It will operate on routes across the Huddersfield bus network.