Trent Barton Keyworth Bus Service
Added on 24 November 2023
Residents and business owners have been unhappy about the unreliability of the Trent Barton Keyworth bus service for a number of months. Last week a meeting was held in Keyworth with representatives from Trent Barton, Keyworth Parish Council, Plumtree Parish Council, Tollerton Parish Council and the Borough and County Councillors.
The CEO of Trent Barton informed the meeting that there were no issues around driver availability or the buses and that delays were as a result of congestion on the roads. The two areas affecting the route most were at Main Road, Plumtree joining the A606 and Wheatcrofts Island. Major work is already planned for the improvement of Wheatcrofts Island.
The Parish Council believe that several areas can be improved to help alleviate the current problems with the bus service and improve reliability:
- The phasing of the traffic lights by the Plumtree junction on the A606 to allow traffic to flow in and out of the Plumtree junction.
- A designated left turn lane at the junction with Main Road and the A606, this will not only reduce the queuing but will prevent the bus having to move into the middle of the road to turn left due to the angle of the junction.
- Interactive displays on the bus stops with real time information so users can see if a bus is delayed/cancelled.
- Scheduling a 20 minute service of four buses to allow an extra ten minutes for the route.
Ruth Edwards, our local MP is conducting a bus/local transport survey. You’ll be receiving a letter in the post about this within the next month. Even if you aren’t a regular bus user we’d ask you fill out the survey to ensure it remains for those in the village who do rely on the service.
We’ll post more information and a link to the questionnaire on our website in due course.
Plumtree Parish Council