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Bus operator Yourbus confirms it has ceased trading

Yourbus offered routes from Nottingham to Derby. Credit: BPM Media

A bus company which operated services in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire has ceased trading.

Yourbus offered routes including the Y5 from Nottingham to Derby, taking in Long Eaton and Beeston, the Y10 service for Eastwood and two routes in Ilkeston.

The company confirmed the news in a statement this morning.

It is with regret to inform our passengers that unfortunately Yourbus has ceased trading as of October 4, 2019.

We would like to thank our customers for their support and custom over the years. Any updates for passengers who had genie cards, which were travel smart cards, will be released in due course."

– Yourbus Spokesperson

Nottinghamshire County Council said:

It’s always disheartening when a local company ceases trading. We only used Yourbus to transport children to five schools - St John Houghton Catholic Voluntary Academy, Kimberley School, Trinity School , Bluecoat Academy and English Martyrs.

“I’m pleased to say that all children were collected and taken to school as usual this morning by Yourbus and we’ve now put plans in place for other bus companies to step in and collect children from school this afternoon and the coming week until more permanent arrangements can be put in place.”

The following arrangements are in place:

  • Tiger Coaches will collect from St John Houghton Catholic Voluntary Academy and Kimberley School this evening only. From 7 until 14 October Freeway Coaches will take over this route.
  • Silverdale Coaches will take over the Trinity School and Bluecoat Academy route until 14 October
  • Nottingham Coaches will take over the English Martyrs route until 14 October.
Yourbus service. Credit: BPM Media

Derbyshire County Council tweeted to say it was sorry that Yourbus had gone into administration.

East Midlands bus operator trentbarton has confirmed all its services will be accepting valid Yourbus tickets today.

A spokesperson said: "Just show our drivers your product or ticket and hop on."

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