‘Three’ cheers for new Trent Barton bus-service

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HUCKNALL passengers of Trent Barton are saying ‘Three cheers’ for streamlined new buses introduced by the company in a £2 million investment.

The ‘Threes’ buses have meant a facelift for the Rainbow 3 service, which operates between Nottingham and Mansfield, passing through Hucknall.

Eighteen buses now cover the route -- two more than before -- and Trent Barton describes them as ‘a nippy little number in a zesty orange colour, environmentally friendly, sleek and stylish’.

The newly-designed interiors include extra-comfy seating and leather headrests.

“The buses run as often as every ten minutes and they are good for workers, shoppers, town hoppers and students,” said Trent Barton service delivery manager Vitto Pizzuti.

A special feature of the ‘Threes’ is that photos of Hucknall business representatives are shown on the backs of some of the buses, while others display iconic landmarks which include the Hucknall miners’ statue and the headstocks of the former Annesley Colliery.

Trent Barton offers special fares discounts on the ‘Threes’ under its MANGO scheme.

A launch of the new service on Hucknall Market Place was attended by Coun Mick Murphy (Con), a Hucknall member of Notts County Council.

n OUR PHOTO shows Vitto Pizzuti (left), of Trent Barton, with Coun Murphy and one of the new buses — DISPIC NMAC12-1935-1.