We're really excited to announce that our popular my15 route will be flying down to East Midlands Airport from Sunday 25 March 2018.
my15 will run an hourly service from 5am - midnight 7 days a week, taking around one hour between Ilkeston and the airport.
East Midlands Airport has become an important destination over the past few years with around 4.3 million people flying out every year to over 90 destinations across the world. And it's not just the jet setters, 10,000 people work at or near East Midlands Airport and a potential 20,000 new jobs are set to be created at the largest pure freight airport in the UK and at the businesses in the East Midlands Enterprise Gateway (EMEG) over the next 20 years.
my15 will play a vital role in connecting Erewash to jobs, and the beaches across Europe.
How many buses will run?
One bus every hour will extend down to East Midlands Airport through Castle Donington, 7 days a week.
How long will the journey take?
Early morning and late night journeys will take around 1 hour between Ilkeston and East Midlands Airport. During peak times it will take around 1h 15mins.
The first bus from Ilkeston leaves Wharncliffe Road at 4.55am and arrives at 5.56am. The first bus from East Midlands Airport leaves at 6.02am.
Will there be flights on Sundays?
Yes. Every hour across the full route from 5am to 11pm.
How much will it cost?
From Ilkeston and East Midlands Airport:
£5 - single £10 - return
£4.25 - adult single with mango
What about improvements between Ilkeston, Long Eaton and Old Sawley?
Alongside the new destinations and new look buses, we're also increasing the frequency. my15 between Ilkeston, Stapleford, Sandiacre, Long Eaton and Old Sawley will now be up to every 15 mins. More buses, more seats and more often.
Will the normal route change?
No. my15 will run its normal route between Ilkeston and Old Sawley, then, every hour, one bus will extend to East Midlands Airport, flying through Castle Donington first.
dates for your diary
Before the buses officially take-off, the team will be out & about across the route answering any questions you may have. You can also get a sneak peek of what to expect as well as grabbing some goodies from our special flight trolley:
Monday 19 March: Stapleford
Wednesday 21 March: Long Eaton
Saturday 24 March: Ilkeston Market Place - (including jobs fair)
The day before my15 takes off for East Midlands Airport, we will be at Ilkeston Market Place to show off the improved buses. You can also grab some goodies from our special flight trolley.
We will be joined by our friends from East Midlands Airport as well as Ilkeston jobs centre. They will be on hand to let you know about all the latest job opportunities available to people looking for employment as a result of my15 running its new route.