Industry mourns passing of Her Royal Majesty The Queen

Messages of mourning over the passing of Queen Elizabeth II have been made by the UK’s bus and coach industry.

Martin Griffiths, Chief Executive of Stagecoach, said: “We are deeply saddened by the news of the death of Her Royal Highness, Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth. Our thoughts and sympathies are with the Royal Family at this sad time.

“Throughout her 70-year reign, she has dedicated her life to serving our country and the people within it. She has achieved so much, and she will be greatly missed by all.

“We have fond memories of welcoming The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh onto our busway services in Cambridge in 2013, which was a real highlight for our team.

“As a Royal Warrant Holder for HM The Queen for Bus and Coach services at Stagecoach Bluebird over several decades, our sincere condolences also go to all those in the Royal Household.”

Anthony’s Travel tweeted: “Saddened to hear of the passing of Queen Elizabeth , a lifetime of dedicated to service to her country and the commonwealth. Rest in peace.”

Bibby’s of Ingleton Tweeted an image of the Queen along with the message: “Thank you your Majesty.”

A statement from FirstGroup said: “It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. We share the nation’s sorrow and on behalf of the Board and employees of FirstGroup plc, we send our deepest sympathy to the Royal Family.”

Go-Ahead tweeted: “We join the rest of the United Kingdom in mourning the death of Her Majesty the Queen. On behalf of Go-Ahead’s 27,000 colleagues around the world, we send our deepest sympathies to the Royal Family and pay tribute to the Queen’s extraordinary life of public service.”

Andy Byford, London’s Transport Commissioner and his team, delivered the following message: “It is with great sorrow that we have learnt of the death of Her Majesty The Queen. We send our deepest sympathy to His Majesty The King and all members of the Royal Family.”

A statement from the transport trade union TSSA said: “Upon the news that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth has died, TSSA union expresses deepest condolences to her family, friends, the country and those affected by her passing.

“TSSA is cancelling planned industrial action for September and will be respecting the period of public mourning.

“The union pays respect to Britain’s longest serving monarch.”

A banner on Arriva‘s website said: “Our thoughts and condolences are with the Royal Family at this very sad time.”

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