Almost all trentbarton services back from Sunday

Almost all trentbarton services back from Sunday

trentbarton is making its most significant return to pre-coronavirus levels of bus services from Sunday (August 23), with almost all routes back to normal.
The bus operator is gearing up for the reopening of schools and colleges, plus providing services for more people returning to work and beginning to socialise, including for eating out.
Customer numbers are already nearly 50 per cent of pre-COVID levels and trentbarton is bringing back frontline staff, including drivers, from furlough 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’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.”
Services back to their pre-COVID full timetables from Sunday are:
⦁    
⦁    the allestree
⦁    amberline
⦁    black cat
⦁    the calverton
⦁    H1
⦁    i4
⦁    mainline
⦁    the mickleover
⦁    the nines
⦁    red arrow
⦁    rainbow one
⦁    rushcliffe villager
⦁    spondon flyer
⦁    swift
⦁    the threes
⦁    the two
⦁    the villager
⦁    V3
⦁    X38
⦁    1A
⦁    90
⦁    141 

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.
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Jeff Counsell said: “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.
“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.
“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.
“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.”
 


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