A BUS company is celebrating the unsung heroes of the coronavirus pandemic.

Transdev, owner of the Coastliner service, which runs through Ryedale, has created the Yorkshire Heroes bus to pay tribute to key workers and NHS staff.

It features a selection of photographs, including nominated key workers, NHS staff and the organisations they represent.

“As key workers themselves, our teams at York and Malton know how important it is to help others who need to make a journey by bus,” said Alex Hornby, Transdev CEO.

“There are many unsung heroes who deserve our community’s thanks for their contribution throughout the pandemic, so we’re recognising them by featuring their photos on our Yorkshire Heroes bus, along with the jobs they do, including our amazing NHS workers and those who support them.

“We’re delighted with the positive response from people who share our desire to recognise those who continue to do so much for us all.”

Among those on the bus are team members from York College - Tony Pollard, Jim McMahon, Chloe Black, Gerry Keenan and Ian Dawkes - who have produced dozens of safety face visors for the NHS.