trentbarton is resuming more services from Sunday (June 7), with around 60 per cent of pre-lockdown buses set to run across the network, and is promising customers ‘we’re here for when you need us’.
On some routes services will return to pre-Covid levels. Frequency is being increased as more people go back to work and travel for other activities.
As the lockdown continues to be relaxed, trentbarton is gearing up its services to be there for when customers need to use the bus. The focus is on adding additional capacity where most needed to enable customers to continue social distancing.
The changes from Sunday onwards include:
- red arrow running every 30 minutes with more early morning journeys
- rainbow one increasing to every 10 minutes, Monday to Saturday
- my15 running every 15 minutes and hourly to East Midlands Airport
- ilkeston flyer frequency increases to every 15 minutes, Monday to Saturday
- the threes increasing to every 10 minutes, Monday to Saturday
- indigo increasing to every 10 minutes and to Derby every 20 minutes
- skylink express increasing to every 10 minutes at peak and hourly off-peak
Other routes seeing increases in services include the villager, H1, amberline, the nines and rushcliffe villager.
trentbarton is continuing to work with local councils, employment hubs and other stakeholders to predict when and where demand will rise, enabling timely changes to services.
Jeff Counsell, managing director at trentbarton, said: “As they start travelling with us again, customers can be reassured we are operating to a Covid-secure standard.
“I’d like to thank our incredible and dedicated team who continue to work hard enabling others to undertake vital roles which in turn help keep us all safe. I’d also like to thank our customers for listening to our advice and following the guidelines for safe travel, ensuring we limit the spread of this virus as much as we can.”
On its website at trentbarton.co.uk/coronavirus there is a series of questions and answers about how to travel and what trentbarton is doing to minimise the risks of infection. The latest timetable information is also available on the website.