Saturday, 13 August 2016
More new buses on the way for Trent Barton
Passengers on two routes operated by Trent Barton from Derby are to benefit from the introduction of a fleet of brand new buses by the end of the year.
Based firmly in the busy East Midlands area the company will acquire 22 Alexander Dennis Enviro200 MMC single-decks. Eight Scarborough built 11.8m long 42-seater versions will operate on the 'Mickleover' out to the western side of the city, plus fourteen 10.8m 38-seaters for the 'Nines', which runs northwards to serve Ripley and Alfreton then on to Mansfield.
Investing £3.5m the buses will be built to a high specification that includes wood-effect flooring, LED lighting, audio-visual next-stop announcements, free Wi-Fi and USB charging points at every seat.
Managing Director Jeff Counsell is quoted as saying: “We’ve worked closely with Alexander Dennis to take these buses to a new level and offer passengers something exciting and unique. We’re confident in saying that these buses will be the best in the country.”
In turn these new buses will replace Wrightbus bodied 45-seater Volvos on the 'Mickleover' and 33-seater Optare Solos on the 'Nines', both sets of which being 09-registered vehicles, so have turned in a good few miles between them.