Latest News | 20 August 2020

trentbarton steps up the support

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Bondholder trentbarton is gearing up for the reopening of schools and colleges, and providing services for more people returning to work and beginning to socialise, by making its most significant return to pre-coronavirus levels of bus services from Sunday (August 23).

Its customer numbers are already nearly 50 per cent of pre-COVID levels and trentbarton is bringing back staff to be there for when more people want to travel.

Jeff Counsell, managing director at trentbarton, said: “This weekend will see our biggest single step back to returning to a full service. It means we’ll have the capacity to provide COVID-secure journeys for the expected increase in customers.

“We’re playing our part in getting the local economy back up to speed and want customers to join the growing numbers who have been returning to our buses. Being ready for our college students and school pupils is a major aim of these latest service enhancements, which boost the frequency of services used by young people to get to and from their vital education. The enhanced levels of service also means parents can return to work safely.”

Jeff continued: “Our drivers have been overwhelmed by the positivity expressed by customers about their experience of travelling with trentbarton again, with a number of them saying they have been reassured by the Covid-secure measures we have in place.

“We’ve already seen many customers travel with us to enjoy the Eat Out to Help Out scheme. We know that as more people travel with us, they are reassured by the measures we are taking and will be more confident to travel more.

“And Sunday and evening travel is so important for the leisure venues and hospitality businesses which are now open to entertain people looking to enjoy their spare time again. We look forward to welcoming everybody back on board.”

Also from Sunday: the sixes get a Sunday timetable; skylink express daytime frequency increases to 30 minutes; and the keyworth increases frequency to every 20 minutes, runs through to the city centre and gets a special Sunday timetable. Night buses are only running on routes that have 24 hour, seven day timetables.

The new timetables are at:


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