trentbarton is temporarily revising the frequency of some of its routes from Sunday 22 March because of the coronavirus pandemic and may need to make further changes in the coming days and weeks.
The bus operator has seen a substantial fall in the number of customers travelling on all its services.
To ensure it can continue to operate for as long as the pandemic lasts, the business is having to reduce the frequency of many services.
For the foreseeable future a Sunday timetable will operate throughout the week but with extra buses running during the morning peak to enable commuters, including key workers, get to their workplaces. Both major hospitals in Nottingham and Derby are served by multiple routes.
Jeff Counsell, managing director at trentbarton, said: “We have witnessed a dramatic reduction in the level of demand for travel as our customers come to terms in dealing with, or responding to, the coronavirus pandemic.
“Many of our older customers are staying at home, students are no longer attending schools, colleges or universities and many other customers are either working from home, self-isolating or taking time off work to care for others.
“This action is commercially necessary and will allow us to continue to operate for longer, safeguard the interests of our customers and protect our staff as they too may become affected by the virus and its knock-on effects.
“We will issue regular updates to keep our customers informed as the situation evolves. I’d like to thank our staff and our customers for their understanding and support during these challenging times.”
This weekend’s timetable changes and any future ones will be announced online at trentbarton.co.uk/coronavirus and via trentbarton’s social media channels.
Customers with any questions can find out how to contact trentbarton by phone, email or social media here: trentbarton.co.uk/contact-us/contact-details