Record fleet investment at Trentbarton

Trentbarton is spending £5million in 2017 on 28 new buses and on upgrades, its biggest investment in a single year. New vehicles will be deployed from July and be put to work serving customers on the skylink Derby and skylink Nottingham airport links and the Rushcliffe mainline and Allestree routes.

In addition, refurbished buses will be introduced to the Cotgrave connection and the Keyworth connection services.

“This year we are making a massive investment in our vehicles to keep our customers delighted and to attract even more people to get on our buses,” says Jeff Counsell, managing director. “We’re keen to play our part in reducing carbon emissions in the communities we serve, and these buses are some of the greenest diesel vehicles that money can buy.”

The order includes 25 ADL Enviro200 models which have glazed skylights, LED lighting, visual- and audio next-stop announcements, as well as free wi-fi and USB charging points.

EvoBus is supplying three new Citaros for the skylink Derby service linking East Midlands Airport with Derby, Loughborough and Leicester.

Skylink Nottingham will see its new ADL buses from September, linking Long Eaton, Castle Donington, Shepshed and Coalville as well as East Midlands Airport.

Rushcliffe mainline will get nine of the new ADL buses from July and the Allestree route will have five later in the year.

“In Trentbarton land we are bucking the national trend by increasing use of buses by the public,” says Counsell. “By investing millions every year we ensure travelling by our buses is an experience people enjoy as an excellent, great value way to get about.”