Derby Bus Depot ***Midland Classic: Extra buses join the fleet. ***Trent Barton: New buses for Rainbow 1 and Skylink have arrived. 2021 order for "the Threes" cancelled. ***Hulleys: Many new additions to the fleet, including a repaint into a heritage livery. ******

Bus services during Corona virus epidemic

Coronavirus continues to effect us all and how we go about our everyday lives. More places are gradually reopening, and more people are starting to use public transport again. Capacity is reduced to facilitate social distancing, and masks must now be worn by those who travel. The core business that has built up has been damaged long term, and it will take many months if not years before bus companies start making the same levels of profit again.

Many smaller less profitable routes will likely not return for some time, if at all. Unfortunately there is no simple answer, but there will be an outcome and solutions of some sort will be found.

Arriva Derby: Service levels increased from Monday 1st June especially during peak hours - see arriva.co.uk.

Trent Barton: Many services reintroduced / evening services added from end of July .

PLEASE HEED THE GOVERNMENTS ADVICE, WEAR A MASK WHEN USING PUBLIC TRANSPORT, COVERING YOUR NOSE AND MOUTH.

Looking to the future......

A bus rapid transit system has been proposed linking Derby and the Toton Lane Tram terminus, via Spondon, Borrowash, Draycott, breaston and a new M1 P&R site. There is also a plan to extend the Nottingham tram to Long Eaton amongst many other plans. An option for extending the tram from Toton through to Deby has also been proposed. See the above link for further details.

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