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spot santa and win prizes
spot santa and win prizes
That's right, Mr and Mrs Claus will be swapping a sleigh for a trentbarton bus or coach, getting in the driving seat to take you out and about as we head towards Christmas Day. And, of cours...


spot our 9 reindeer on red arrow and win


new look skylink
new look skylink
We're pleased to announce that our £1.5 million investment in brand new buses for skylink have landed. This is part of trentbarton's 2017 investment programme that will see over £...


hero bus driver reunited with hammer attack victim


trentbarton team takes the bus to the Three Peaks


trentbarton is the driving force behind charity walk


trentbarton offers book lovers a ticket to read


trentbarton backs the pack at Bingham Rugby Club


bus named for former driver's 100th birthday


Ian Morgan receives OBE at Buckingham Palace


trentbarton helps Harley, 3, to Wish Upon a Star


night flyer sells 12,000 pints
night flyer sells 12,000 pints
A year of fundraising with the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance has ended with cheers at Nottingham’s Magpie Brewery. Our charity of the year for 2015 has benefitted from 6p from the sa...


Heather Ward hits £100,000 with Namesake


Carole is first female to win UK Bus Driver of Year


£3 million upgrade for red arrow
£3 million upgrade for red arrow
The non-stop red arrow coach service between Derby and Nottingham is getting a £3 million boost with nine new luxury coaches each with free 4G wifi and tables at every seat. The top of...


High hopes for double at UK Bus Awards
High hopes for double at UK Bus Awards
trentbarton and our top driver Carole Hind are in the running for two major national prizes at the UK Bus Awards 2015. Carole, who has already won our own Driver of the Year title at our Rea...


All go for the new rushcliffe greens bus service


skylink flies in to Coalville and Shepshed


i4 at the double
i4 at the double
Our hugely popular i4 service is now even more frequent thanks to a £120,000 investment in extra buses and 12 new drivers. Four newly refurbished buses have been added to the i4 fleet,...


coach driver Carole scoops top award
coach driver Carole scoops top award
Derby-based coach driver has scooped top honours at our annual awards ceremony featuring snooker legend Steve Davis. The six-time world champion presented the Driver of the Year Award to red...


Charity pint a boost for Air Ambulance
Charity pint a boost for Air Ambulance
trentbarton has joined forces with a brewery to help create a special ale that will help promote a road safety message whilst raising money for a life-saving air ambulance service. Represent...


Charity efforts set to reach new heights with air ambulance partnership


Schoolgirl Storm's Christmas Card Boosts Fundraising Effort


Team trentbarton strip off for fundraising calendar


Award winner John gets dream promotion
Award winner John gets dream promotion
One of our award-winning bus drivers is celebrating a promotion that will see him become a team leader on a flagship trentbarton service. A decade ago, former BBC journalist John Shaw from I...


The chop beckons for our Caz
The chop beckons for our Caz
Hair today, gone tomorrow. trentbarton bus driver Caroline ‘Caz’ Johansson is fearing the chop – after pledging to have her head shaved for charity. Our ilkeston flyer driv...


Independent Travel Training is Go! For Joshua and friends


New rainbow one buses show their X Factor at launch


Staying Out means free bus rides and special offers in Derby’s Cathedral Quarter


New rainbow one bus named after young bus fan


rainbow roadwalk raises cash for heroes


20 Happy days for Koa and friends at Theatre Royal, Nottingham


Young Billy drives the dream
Young Billy drives the dream
Our calverton connection driver Billy Streeter is fulfilling a childhood ambition after following in his grandfather’s footsteps – or rather tyre tracks – by landing a job...


Shoppers can now shuttle to East Midlands Designer Outlet


BIG BUS & TRAIN BASH boosts funds for heroes


Journalist turns top trentbarton driver at our really good service awards


New brand and new buses as service goes green


Raising a glass to nightbus
Raising a glass to nightbus
A brewery has launched a new beer named after an initiative that’s helping drinkers avoid the temptation of driving home after enjoying a pint during the Easter holidays. Until the end...


Extra 'six' appeal for new-look buses
Extra 'six' appeal for new-look buses
A bright new look for buses serving trentbarton land destinations between Derby, Belper, Matlock, Bakewell and Ripley has been unveiled. The bright yellow sixes buses have recently benefited...


Our commitment to apprenticeships praised


Talk to us 7 days a week
Talk to us 7 days a week
We’ve got more really good news to kick off 2014. From 6 January, our customer services team - at the end of the phone on 01773 712265 and ready to join in the conversation on our tren...


Free Ride Sunday Comes to trentbarton land


Brewers fans can now bus to Burton with zigzag play


Trip to New York lights up the lives of lucky skylink winners


Free £5 Christmas present for Cathedral Quarter workers


trentbarton contribute to a life-saving project


100th Birthday surprises as we celebrate centenary


Evening & Sunday buses come to Alfreton, Selston & Jacksdale in time for Christmas


Vintage Vehicles and cash giveaways mark our 100th Birthday


New city7 ticket
New city7 ticket
Travel regularly between Derby to Nottingham? Try our new city7 ticket, £20 a week We know lots of you travel a few times a week between Derby and Nottingham but don’t need the f...


We need to do better on indigo
We need to do better on indigo
We need to do better on indigo The introduction of our new timetable on indigo has coincided with the worst traffic conditions around Beeston since the tram works began earlier this year. Wh...


Kevin retires after 48 years on the buses


trentbarton shop opens after being newly refurbished


Simon Cowell takes a VIP ride with Nottingham students


Bus passes at the ready for great days out!


Bus marathon raises more money for the Lewis Mighty Fund


the threes and Mansfield Town FC celebrate together


Special 100 pint in honour of our 100th Birthday now on sale


trentbarton leads the way on social media


Thousands raised for The Lewis Mighty Fund at trentbarton's Big 100th Birthday Party


£2.90 off cinema tickets for you and a friend with MANGO


trentbarton's Big 100th Birthday Party


Driver retires after 47 years on the buses


100 trentbarton treats to celebrate centenary


Couple celebrate iPad win on red arrow
Couple celebrate iPad win on red arrow
Regular red arrow users Ella and Richard Milner were the lucky winners of a shiny new iPad in a recent trentbarton competition. The happy couple were even more thrilled to discover that they...


successful saver ticket extended
successful saver ticket extended
Our popular saver range of tickets offering great discounts on standard bus fares has been extended right across trentbarton land... In the past year, more than a quarter of a million journe...


trentbarton gets new radio recruit
trentbarton gets new radio recruit
BBC Radio Nottingham journalist gets her hands dirty with live work experience at trentbarton. On March 14 we took on an unlikely new recruit – Laura Foster, from BBC Radio Nottingham....


trentbarton named employer of the year


Derby Cathedral Quarter come on board with MANGO


Community groups invited to join in centenary fun


Bus boost for childhood cancer charity
Bus boost for childhood cancer charity
A charity aiming to help children with cancer is set to benefit from our fundraising efforts during our special centenary year. The Lewis Mighty Fund has become our adopted charity for 2013...


Staff celebrate 35 years' service
Staff celebrate 35 years' service
With nearly 250 years’ service between them, seven trentbarton employees have joined the our ‘35 years + Club’. They were recently presented with awards to mark 35 years&rs...


Hucknall connect is just the ticket for trips to Nottingham


Bus depot delight for autistic adults
Bus depot delight for autistic adults
Our team at Langley Mill have driven that extra mile to provide a day out to remember for a group of adults with autism and other learning difficulties. They were recently given a tour of ou...


Four big wins at the UK Bus Awards
Four big wins at the UK Bus Awards
We’ve returned from the huge UK Bus Awards event at London’s Park Lane Hilton with no fewer than four honours with Sutton based Allan Gilmour named as the Top National Bus Driver...


Bus info at your finger tips
Bus info at your finger tips
The latest mobile technology is helping bus customers to find essential service information when they’re out and about. Thanks to a new version of our website that’s been special...


Our buses wearing poppies with pride
Our buses wearing poppies with pride
We’ve been paying tribute to the brave men and women who have served their country by displaying poppies on the front of many of our buses, and by donating £700 to the British Le...


trent barton in the running for top awards


Mickleover makeover needs new faces
Mickleover makeover needs new faces
Our popular bus service in Derby is to get a fresh new look and the search is on to find new ‘faces’ for the mickleover. We will be staging a photo-shoot at Derby bus station on...


Everest expedition to Derbyshire
Everest expedition to Derbyshire
We recently welcomed a special visitor from the top of the world when a member of the Rotary Club of Mount Everest, Nugal Vaidya spent a day exploring trent barton land. Pictured during a to...


Rugby fans score with zigzag play
Rugby fans score with zigzag play
Fans of Nottingham Rugby Club can now make fantastic savings on trips to home games with the extension of our popular bus ticket offer. zigzag play provides unlimited travel on match days fo...


trent barton's tasty tipple at Nottingham beer festival


Joint offer ticket set for take off
Joint offer ticket set for take off
Transport operators in and around Nottingham have joined forces to make travelling to East Midlands Airport easier and more affordable than ever. Now anyone using the city’s tram netwo...


trent barton's Big Weekend raises £3,500 for Rainbows Children's Hospice


trent barton helps job seekers find career opportunities


Electric buses come to Nottingham
Electric buses come to Nottingham
Transport Minister Norman Baker has just launched the country's largest fleet of electric buses in Nottingham. The city council has spent more than £1.6 million on eight zero-emission...


Have your say on future of bus services
Have your say on future of bus services
Bus users in Derbyshire are being offered the opportunity to shape the future of services they rely on. Bus companies from across the county will join forces next week to meet their custome...


Join in the fun during our Big Weekend on the buses


three is the magic number for £2 million bus investment


Minister praises our smartcard for teenagers


New buses for the allestree are an instant hit


Beer drinkers sample red instead
Beer drinkers sample red instead
A new, locally brewed beer has been named after red arrow our express coach service connecting Derby with Nottingham and Chesterfield. Launched ahead of next week’s Derby Beer Festival...


red arrow aims for summer fun in the country


Investment sees new buses for ruddington connection


trent barton beats top brands in social media top 100 list


Superheroes take to the buses
Superheroes take to the buses
An assortment of superheroes have been taking over our buses but instead of fighting crime they’ve raised more than £2,500 for a very worthy cause. As part of National Children&r...


Our customers in the limelight at £1.8million i4 launch


really good service awards 2012
really good service awards 2012
red arrow Dave flies high - Jayne and Julia ensure a very close contest Dave Baker a driver on red arrow has been named Driver of the Year at our 10th really good service awards presentation...


trent barton continue to sponsor Olympic hopeful


zigzag play set to be cricket fan favourite


KEEP CALM & GET A MANGO
KEEP CALM & GET A MANGO
We’ve all seen the panic at the pumps – and what’s more pasties and stamps seem to be on everyone’s shopping lists too. So, this seems a good a time as any to give tr...


MP kicks off new faces search for our buses in Nottingham


New beer named after MANGO campaign
New beer named after MANGO campaign
A new beer has been named after a slogan encouraging drinkers to leave their car at home and use our popular smartcard to take the bus instead. In the run-up to the Wetherspoon’s Real...


Mother’s Day messages take to the roads


Alvaston mum takes to the road for a new career


Bus campaigner praises success of MANGO smartcard


Motoring costs drive more people onto our buses


Awards recognise decades of commitment
Awards recognise decades of commitment
Members of staff with nearly 400 years’ service between them have been recognised for their commitment to trent barton. Among those receiving long-service awards were the company&rsqu...


trent barton adopts hospice as its Charity of the Year


MANGO discounts go down a treat with pub diners


Hucknall bus named after Afghan war hero


Secret Santa rides the buses
Secret Santa rides the buses
Our customers travelling on our buses are being urged to stay on the lookout for Santa during the run up to Christmas. Father Christmas will be abandoning his reindeer driven sledge for dies...


trent barton scoops prestigious awards
trent barton scoops prestigious awards
An outstanding commitment to customer care has earned us the recognition of the bus industry at a prestigious awards ceremony this week. We scooped two titles at the UK Bus Awards, including...


Buses to be named after Hucknall heroes
Buses to be named after Hucknall heroes
Hucknall heroes are to be recognised by having buses named after them and now local residents are being asked for their suggestions on who should receive the honour. On November 14 we will b...


Grab designer discounts at McArthurGlen East Midlands Designer Outlet


Our buses wearing poppies with pride
Our buses wearing poppies with pride
We’ve been paying tribute to the brave men and women who have served their country by displaying poppies on the front of many of our buses, and by handing over a cheque for £500...


trent barton customers shape design of brand new bus


New ticket set to be a fan favourite
New ticket set to be a fan favourite
Following Derby County's fantastic start to the new football season, fans have even more to celebrate with the launch of a new scheme offering discounted bus travel to home games. A new tick...


We’ve listened to customer concerns
We’ve listened to customer concerns
We are about to rethink our services in Hucknall following appeals from our customers. Earlier this year we introduced a more frequent service on connect, a circular route that links a numbe...


New ticket set to be a fan favourite
New ticket set to be a fan favourite
A new ticket launched offers supporters of both Notts County and Nottingham Forest unlimited travel on match days for just £4.50. What’s more, the new zigzag play offers further...


Marathon bus journey raises money for Africa appeal


indigo runs right through the night
indigo runs right through the night
Our colourful indigo buses have become a familiar and regular sight on routes between Nottingham and Derby, proving a vital link between the two cities, a major hospital, a leading universit...


Trip to Leicester for under a fiver
Trip to Leicester for under a fiver
The popularity of a Leicester shopping centre has prompted trent barton to launch a new service offering residents in Nottingham the opportunity to travel between the two cities for less tha...


Prom bus raises funds for Abbie
Prom bus raises funds for Abbie
Teenagers from a Hucknall school have helped to raise money for a very worthy cause after jumping aboard a special bus to take them to their prom. Instead of hiring a stretched limo, student...


trent barton serve up free travel for young tennis ace


indigo buses to run right through the night


New direct bus service to Nottingham
New direct bus service to Nottingham
Residents living in Ripley, Codnor, Heanor and Langley Mill can now enjoy a speedy bus journey into Nottingham city centre with the launch of a new service. The new hourly rapid 1 buses will...


Spondon residents benefit from bus investment


New bus operator hits the road
New bus operator hits the road
A new bus company called High Peak will soon become a familiar sight on the roads of Derbyshire, Greater Manchester and Cheshire. The company has been formed by the merger of two of the area...


Sandiacre students get VIP travel
Sandiacre students get VIP travel
Students at Sandiacre's Friesland School got a special treat recently when the rainbow 4 bus pulled up to give them VIP travel to their Prom night at Pride Park Stadium. We were asked if we'...


Royle approval for local bus driver
Royle approval for local bus driver
A bus driver from our Sutton depot has won a top award after impressing judges with his helpful attitude and infectious smile. Kevin Wood was named our latest Driver of the Year at a special...


Two in a row for the girls of rainbow 1
Two in a row for the girls of rainbow 1
Latest trent barton Driver of the Month winners announced Three female drivers excel in latest competitions Mandy Hunt, a former multiple winner of trent barton's Driver of the Month compet...


swift to go swish from 9th May
swift to go swish from 9th May
Now with leather seats and air-con Extended route to Dovefields retail park in Uttoxeter MANGO offers at Uttoxeter racecourse The new service swift runs hourly between Derby, Ashbourne &...


We’re going green to save fuel and the environment


mmmmmmmMANGO – 25% off fine dining
mmmmmmmMANGO – 25% off fine dining
We've teamed up with some great restaurants to offer MANGO customers 25% off food. The latest places to offer discounts are at the Finesse Collection including; Opulence restaurant at the Ca...


Final entrants for our Driver of the Year 2011 revealed


campaign launched to save city bus lanes


customers invited to nominate their favourite driver


Fourth Award in Four Weeks for trent barton


the nines wins national award
the nines wins national award
Drivers on the nines between Mansfield and Derby are celebrating after winning national recognition. Our successful service the nines has claimed the 'Winning New Customers' title in the pre...


trent barton does an awards treble, 3 big wins at the UK Bus Awards


growing demand for flagship red arrow coach service


Latest offers for MANGO customers
Latest offers for MANGO customers
Fantastic top price seats for just £20 at the Royal Concert Hall LAST NIGHT OF THE AUTUMN PROMS - Sunday 7 November at 3pm Classic after classic including works by Verdi, Strauss, Brah...


charity star launches new bus service
charity star launches new bus service
A new bus service has been launched in North Derbyshire to provide Clay Cross residents with a direct link into Chesterfield.The new mint green spira buses also stop in Sutton and replace th...


trent barton’s Richard and David are the new boys in town in Uttoxeter


special mums sought for our next campaign


local bus driver on route for National Award


the nines on route for top award
the nines on route for top award
Our popular service the nines has been shortlisted in the 'Winning New Customers' category at the 2010 UK Bus Awards.the nines has proved a huge success with customers and recently benefited...


sports star wins boost from red arrow
sports star wins boost from red arrow
The ambitions of a young sportsman to represent his country at the 2016 Olympics have been given a lift with our support.Joshua Guddemi from Nottingham has already represented England at und...


extra bus on the mickleover means we can run to the bus station


trent barton host MP visit
trent barton host MP visit
A Nottinghamshire MP, who is also a member of the House of Commons Transport Select Committee, has been briefed on our efforts to put customer service at the heart of operationsNottingham So...


£20,000 travel giveaway for university students


new champion to drive customer service
new champion to drive customer service
A new 'Customer Champion' has been appointed to our senior management team.Cherryl Holland, 45, has been appointed as our first Head of Customer Relations in the latest step of a career that...


bus ticket boost for community groups
bus ticket boost for community groups
A Scout Group in Radcliffe and a day nursery in Bingham are sharing a £500 windfall generated from sales of a new weekly bus ticket.The welcome donations to 1st Radcliffe Cubs and Scou...


calverton connection celebrates first birthday


zigzag group is just the ticket for family and friends in Buxton


Bus investment creates job boost
Bus investment creates job boost
A £1 million investment by trent barton is set to create 15 new jobs as well as increase the frequency of services on the firm's most popular route.celebrating the launch Managing Dire...


International spotlight shines on trent barton success


even more reasons to go red arrow
even more reasons to go red arrow
great value ticket optionsAs well as our existing great value tickets available on red arrow, from the start of the improved timetable on Sunday 25 July, we are offering even more ticket dea...


Derby fun day celebrates flagship bus service boost


Fare freeze plan to boost city centre recovery


Talking Point -  Good work, Derby City Council


What are you waiting for? £1 million investment gets ready to roll


Bingham and Radcliffe - New Weekly Ticket donation


nines magic just keeps on coming
nines magic just keeps on coming
So successful have been the new nines since their relaunch in May 2009 that timetables are being extended. And research shows the brand to be an outright winner. A birthday party has just be...


more buses for the nines
more buses for the nines
Bus passengers travelling on the nines between Mansfield and Derby can look forward to a more frequent service thanks to further investment by trent barton.The award-winning company has intr...


Fares freeze plan to boost city centre recovery


New Derby bus lane set to improve service


trent barton embraces local World Cup Fever with MANGOoooal giveaways


Community groups to benefit from new ticket


trent barton signs the UK’s first quality pledge in Nottingham


The Calverton team join in the fun at local carnival


Passengers celebrate the nines birthday


Gerry retires after four decades on the buses


Rambo named Bus Driver of the Year
Rambo named Bus Driver of the Year
An irrepressible sense of humour has helped a bus driver from Nottingham to earn a prestigious award from his employers, trent barton.Rhamzan Mohammed, known to friends and colleagues as Ram...


Talking Point
Talking Point
As just about anyone will tell you, the price of fuel is starting to soar. The 10 million litres of Diesel used every year by trent barton means that every 1p per litre increase in price wil...


MANGO backs winning Panthers
MANGO backs winning Panthers
The all-new 16-19 MANGO moved into big league promotion as match sponsors for the Nottingham Panthers' quarter final play off at the Trent FM Arena on March 28th. In an action-packed match,...


dash is brand new in Burton
dash is brand new in Burton
Lucky Regents Park locals were treated to a Burton Albion football match as pairs of tickets were given away to celebrate a brand new venture - dash, our latest new brand from the Regents Pa...


getting in on the ground floor
getting in on the ground floor
New homeowners in trent barton territory are being welcomed with a complimentary MANGO card charged up with £20 worth of free travel in a drive to win new converts to the bus.Marketing...


Alex is new trent barton Director
Alex is new trent barton Director
Alex (28) hails from Liverpool and is a graduate of Aston University in Transport Management. During his time at university, he gained his PCV licence and drove buses at Travel West Midlands...


Getting the message across
Getting the message across
LED technology is being put to use to create topical messages on bus backs - a highly-visible advertising site with particular impact on motorists.Most bus companies sell their advertising c...


Regular feature – meet the trent barton team


Bus launch boosts Albion's dash for the play-offs


Thousands of passengers help speed up bus journeys in Notts and Derbyshire


New buses for Radcliffe and Bingham
New buses for Radcliffe and Bingham
6 new buses for radcliffe line and a top-flight refit for xprss – ‘latest in comfort and style’Leather seats and a brand new look all round are at the forefront of a £...


Huge boost for red arrow
Huge boost for red arrow
‘You’ll hardly need a timetable’ - popularity and city magnetism prompt turn up and go frequency; new coaches on the waySo popular is red arrow that plans are sealed to boo...


Recession-beating pronto
Recession-beating pronto
12% growth in custom ‘shows the pulling power of Nottingham’Improvements to the Chesterfield-Mansfield-Nottingham pronto brand have been rewarded by extra customers, despite one...


MANGO FANDANGO
MANGO FANDANGO
10,000 new customers – plus new 16-19 deal – plus discounts from Flowers to Fish ‘n’ Chips!Ten thousand new money-saving customers were recruited by the MANGO sales t...


'We love the two' - says passengers
'We love the two' - says passengers
Satisfaction soars.... High hopes for MANGOA poll of people travelling on the two from Cotmanhay and Ilkeston to Nottingham shows higher levels of satisfaction than ever before on this brand...