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 complement the existing rainbow 1 service but take a more direct route along the A610 bypass, reducing journey times by up to 20 minutes.

Commercial director, Alex Hornby, believes the buses will prove an instant hit with customers.

"We have listened to customers who say that they would find a direct service more convenient for visiting Nottingham for work or shopping and rapid 1 will sit comfortably alongside our existing routes. It's great to be in a position that we can expand and do new things, rather than the opposite.

"Buses operating on the service have been specified to offer a relaxing designer interior with comfortable leather seats and air-conditioning as standard. They also have easy access doors and dedicated spaces for people with wheelchairs and buggies.

"On the route there are bargain fares of just £2 a trip with the popular MANGO smartcard, which also offers discounts at many retail outlets in the city.

 

pictured: rapid 1 runners Mike Staines, left, and Kevin Harrison officially launch the new rapid 1 bus service in Ripley market place. They are watched by trent barton colleagues: (left to right) Mick Fletcher, Mr Mango, Alex Hornby and Adrian Lewin.

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 complement the existing rainbow 1 service but take a more direct route along the A610 bypass, reducing journey times by up to 20 minutes.

Commercial director, Alex Hornby, believes the buses will prove an instant hit with customers.

"We have listened to customers who say that they would find a direct service more convenient for visiting Nottingham for work or shopping and rapid 1 will sit comfortably alongside our existing routes. It's great to be in a position that we can expand and do new things, rather than the opposite.

"Buses operating on the service have been specified to offer a relaxing designer interior with comfortable leather seats and air-conditioning as standard. They also have easy access doors and dedicated spaces for people with wheelchairs and buggies.

"On the route there are bargain fares of just £2 a trip with the popular MANGO smartcard, which also offers discounts at many retail outlets in the city.

 pictured: rapid 1 runners Mike Staines, left, and Kevin Harrison officially launch the new rapid 1 bus service in Ripley market place. They are watched by trent barton colleagues: (left to right) Mick Fletcher, Mr Mango, Alex Hornby and Adrian Lewin.


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