The 25th. had been busy enough with ‘trentbarton’s new Volvo B11Rs and B8R’s together with ‘the comet’ being introduced (see blog dated Oct 26th).
However that was not all that was new because on the 25th. of October a group of mid Derbyshire routes changed hands.
The 140,141and 142 had been operated by Heanor based ‘yourbus’ since the demise of K & H Doyle Coaches Ltd. almost two years ago.
The routes serve a number of villages as they link Matlock with the towns of Alfreton, Belper and Ripley.
Services are co-ordinated to allow a variety of inter-connections at the village of Crich. (The home of the Tramway Village).
The new operator is ‘Littles Travel’ of Ilkeston who have acquired a batch of Alexander Dennis Ltd. Enviro 200’s for the work.
Is seen outside Sainsbury’s in Ripley which is the terminus waiting to depart on service 141 to Matlock.
The interior is bright and well laid out to seat 39 passengers.
Is seen loading in Alfreton for its next trip to Matlock.