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Stagecoach

Amy Johnson Bus

28 Jun 2016

Local operator Stagecoach East Midland’s has re-designed one of their buses to honour the memory of local hero Amy Johnson, marking 75 years since her death.


Bus passengers in Hull now have the opportunity to ride on the Amy Johnson bus which hit the streets of Hull in June.


Dedicated to pilot Amy Johnson CBE, the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia, the bus will travel on routes around Hull displaying images of Amy and the aircraft she flew half-way across the world.

This comes in the run-up to the Amy Johnson Festival in July. Having grown up in Hull, Johnson completed the flight in 1930 and is recognised as one of the most inspirational women of the twentieth century.  

The festival celebrates Johnson’s life, provides opportunities for new art to be created in her memory and aims to encourage young women to consider a career in engineering and the sciences. 

Michelle Hargreaves, Managing Director for Stagecoach East Midlands, said: “We are proud to announce that our Amy Johnson bus is now travelling across Hull. We wanted to show recognition for one of Hull’s most famous women and by dedicating this bus to her, we can ensure that her memory lives on.” 

Rick Welton, Festival Director for the Amy Johnson Festival said: “Since launching the Amy Johnson Festival, we have seen an overwhelming amount of support from local businesses and organisations.

“It is fantastic to see Stagecoach supporting the Festival and celebrating Amy’s life by re-designing one of their buses, which will be seen all across Hull.

“We’re delighted that companies, such as Stagecoach, have gone above and beyond to celebrate one of the region’s most influential people.”

The Amy Johnson bus follows in the steps of other memorial buses including the Philip Larkin buses which displayed extracts from his poems in 2010.