Derby Bus Depot ***Midland Classic: Extra buses join the fleet. ***Trent Barton: New buses for Rainbow 1 and Skylink now in service. 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: Nearly all services back to pre Covid timetables from Monday 10th August. Exceptions are service 3 which remains suspended, and a reduced frequency on service F1 - see arriva.co.uk.

Trent Barton: Nearly all services back to normal, without late night buses on most services. Sixes and comet still on reduced timetables. (7/10/20)

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

Electric buses for Derby?

Derby City Council are looking into introducing a new electric bus rapid transit system connecting some key places within the city area. They are bidding for some money for this, with the consultation due to be complete by June 2021. See above for the councils article on this. Other mooted schemes announced in the past have come to nothing - remember the electric buses trent were getting funding for a year or so ago, and the new park and ride sites - these schemes seem to have been shelved long before covid 19 had any impact.

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