three is the magic number for £2 million bus investment


A £2 million investment by trent barton has seen a fresh new look for a popular bus service linking Mansfield and Nottingham via Sutton, Kirkby and Hucknall.

As well as a zesty orange makeover, the threes route has also seen the introduction of new, state-of-the-art buses boasting designer interiors and high quality seating.

Mansfield Mayor Councillor Tony Egginton (front right) and the Vice Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council, Councillor Barrie Cooper, help launch the threes watched by Cindy Locker, trent barton Operations Manager; Alex Hornby, Commercial Director; Vitto Puzutti; Service Delivery Manager and Sarah Taylor, Marketing Manager.

The British-made Versa models also have plenty of space and easy access for wheelchairs and buggies, while the latest engine technology ensures they’re kinder on the environment.

According to Alex Hornby, Commercial Director, the investment reflects our continued commitment to making travelling by bus an ever more pleasant alternative to taking the car.

“We love to spoil our customers and the transformation of the former rainbow 3 service enables them to travel in style on one of our most popular routes.”

“What’s more, anyone wanting to jump aboard will never have long to wait as we’ve put extra buses on services between Sutton and Mansfield, and an enhanced timetable for Coxmoor and Sutton Junction.”

The threes now run every ten minutes throughout the day and Mansfield Mayor, Councillor Tony Egginton and the Vice Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council, Councillor Barrie Cooper, were amongst the first to try out the eye-catching additions to our fleet.

Councillor Cooper said: “I’d like to thank trent barton for its on going commitment to working in partnership with the county and district councils to improve the quality of bus travel in the area. 

“The threes launch is welcomed as an important first step towards a number of improvements in the coming year, including the building of a new bus station in Mansfield.”


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