It appears that Premiere may be facing some competition on the Red2 from October 2010. “Midland General” – a subsidiary of the Wellglade Group (which incorporates TrentBarton) have registered the following route, with the interesting service number of 99p (and a clue as to the potential fare…):
1. PB1040823/4 – THE MIDLAND GENERAL OMNIBUS COMPANY LTD, MANSFIELD ROAD, HEANOR, DE75 7BG
o Registration Accepted
o Starting Point: Nottingham Broadmarsh Bus Station
o Finish Point: Nottingham Broadmarsh Bus Station
o Via: Cotgrave
o Service Number: 99P
o Service Type: Normal Stopping
o Effective Date: 11-OCT-2010
o Other Details: Monday to Saturday
In addition to the above, TrentBarton are currently running a promotion on the Cotgrave Connection, Radcliffe Line and Bingham Xprss where up to 2 children travelling with a fare paying adult can travel for free. All Radcliffe Line and Xprss vehicles are also now carrying stickers advertising recently reduced weekly ticket prices on the Bingham-Radcliffe-Nottingham route.
My thanks to the Travel East Midlands forum, and user ‘kinch899’ for brining the 99p route registration to my attention.