Some trentbarton services to reduce in lockdown

Published on: Wednesday, 20th January 2021
Jack Yeoman from trentbarton
Lisa Togher from trentbarton
Sam Hollands from trentbarton

Bus company trentbarton is reducing some service frequencies and implementing other timetable changes in response to reduced levels of demand during the third national lockdown.

The changes are being phased in over the coming weekend and at the end of the month.

Tom Morgan, commercial director of trentbarton, said: “We have been constantly monitoring customer demand at all times on every route.  We now have a full picture of how many customers have been using the brands this lockdown.

“By managing our resources – including buses and drivers – we can continue to provide enough services at the times people need them, and to enable people to maintain social distancing.

“The changes have been carefully designed to ensure we maintain the ability for key workers to travel and for the children of vulnerable people and key workers to get to schools and other education settings.”

In and through Erewash:

  • from 24th January, Ilkeston Flyer users might see an increase in passenger numbers due to the suspension of the Spondon Flyer,
  • from 31st January,  indigo's 24 hour journeys are suspended with customers being directed to the Skylink Nottingham service where possible and also from the end of the month,
  • from 31st January, the two is reduced to a 15 minute frequency

Other regional changes from January 24th are:

  • connect’s blue route in Hucknall reduces to every 30 minutes
  • red arrow frequency reduces to every 20 minutes and the 24 hour night service is suspended
  • spondon flyer is suspended
  • the allestree frequency is reduced to every 15 minutes and the Sunday service is suspended
  • swift Sunday service is suspended

All changes from January 31st are:

  • 1A is suspended; customers can use rainbow one or amberline where possible
  • H1 frequency is reduced to every 15 minutes
  • mainline frequency is reduced to every 15 minutes
  • the calverton frequency is reduced to every 30 minutes
  • the keyworth frequency is reduced to every 30 minutes, Sunday service is suspended

Tom Morgan said: “We continue to be grateful to our customers for following our guidance on how to travel safely and in doing so helping us protect our community.  We also continue with our enhanced and robust cleaning schedule which includes additional cleans during the day, at terminal points and in bus stations.”

Details are on the trentbarton website at:

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