Hucknall bus route returning pre-lockdown frequency

A Hucknall bus service is one of several in Nottinghamshire that will be returning to pre-lockdown levels from next week ready to deal with increased demand from students returning to school and college.

Thursday, 4th March 2021, 2:55 pm

From Monday, March 8, trentbarton’s Connect Blue service will return to running every 15 minutes around the town.

The Connect Green, Connect C1 and Connect C2 routes in the town remain unchanged.

The Blue service is one of a number the company is increasing the frequency of again, from Sunday March 7, to ensure it is ready when more and more of its customers need to travel as lockdown restrictions are eased.

Trentbarton team leader Sam Hollands gives the return to more frequent buses the thumbs-up. Photo: Lionel Heap
Trentbarton team leader Sam Hollands gives the return to more frequent buses the thumbs-up. Photo: Lionel Heap

More buses will also allow customers to adequately social distance on board and protect themselves and their community.

Jeff Counsell, managing director, said: “Boosting our service levels back up will help our customers and our communities begin to return to a more normal life, whether that’s travelling for education, work or – in the near future – for shopping and leisure.

“We would like to say a huge thank you to all our customers for their support and understanding during the past 12 months.

"And I’d like to reassure them that when they do need to catch a bus, they can do so confident that our buses are Covid-secure.

“We will continue our enhanced cleaning regimes overnight and during each day, and ask our customers to continue playing their part by following our advice around travelling safely.

Thanks too go to our wonderful drivers and our teams that support them.”

Nottinghamshire service changes are as follows:

Connect’s blue route in Hucknall has returned to every 15 minutes.

Red arrow frequency is back to every 10 minutes and the 24 hour night service is back

Indigo’s 24 hour journeys have been reinstated

Mainline frequency is back to every 10 minutes

The Calverton frequency is now back to every 15 minutes

The Keyworth frequency is back to every 20 minutes and the Sunday service has resumed.

The Two frequency is back to every 10 minutes

Details of the new timetables are on the trentbarton website here.