Tuesday, 7 January 2020

Free Sunday Travel in Nottinghamshire

People in Nottinghamshire are being encouraged to make the most of their January Sundays by getting out and about with free trentbarton bus journeys.

Every Sunday in January all trentbarton buses across the East Midlands will be free for passengers for an hour between 10am and 11am.

The offer will run every Sunday throughout January, and anyone who boards any trentbarton bus on Freeride Sunday between 10am and 11am will not have to pay a penny for their journey.

“The offer applies across the trentbarton network and there are plenty of things to do on a Sunday in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and beyond.

“In recent years Sunday has also become an increasingly important shopping day, and by taking up the offer customers can also enjoy a little extra money in their pocket to spend in the January sales!”

By giving away free bus travel, the company hope to encourage more motorists to try public transport as an alternative to taking the car.

Hop on any trentbarton bus between 10am and 11am on January 5, 12, 19 and 26 and there is no fare to pay whatsoever (excluding pronto and Arriva X38 buses).

Scarlet McCourt, trentbarton’s marketing and communications assistant, said: “Free Ride Sunday provides the perfect way to kickstart the year.

"All the fun and expense of Christmas is behind us and there’s a world of possible places to visit.

“Our network covers the East Midlands, so if you want to catch up with friends and family, eat somewhere new, hunt for some sales bargains or just fancy a peaceful stroll in the countryside, we’ll take you there for free.”

The initiative has been praised by a number of business leaders in the two main trentbarton land cities of Derby and Nottingham, including Martin Langsdale, chair of the Cathedral Quarter Management Group in Derby, which drives forward initiatives under the area’s Business Improvement District status. He said: “The Cathedral Quarter is well served by the trentbarton bus network and therefore this initiative to encourage more people to use public transport is a welcome move. “With an increasing number of our independent retailers opening on Sundays and of course the area’s diverse leisure and cultural offer - from cinema screenings to fine dining restaurants - we hope that this initiative will draw more people into Derby’s Cathedral Quarter.”

The Nottingham Business Improvement District said

"We support any initiative that encourages more people to come into Nottingham as it will ultimately benefit our members - the retail and leisure businesses in the city centre. Free public transport is a great idea and I am sure that the happy hour on Sunday mornings on trentbarton buses will prove to be very attractive to shoppers and visitors, encouraging them to come into Nottingham to enjoy the great shops that we have as well as all the great food and drink offerings that we have "