Heanor-based Yourbus has gone into administration, leaving many passengers without a service from Friday 4 October
Derbyshire-based Yourbus announced that it had ceased trading on the morning of Friday 4 October. The company operated bus services in and around Derbyshire as well as a coach unit that offered day tours.
A short posting on the company’s social media pages said: “We regret to inform our passengers that unfortunately Yourbus has ceased trading as of 04/10/19.
“We would like to thank all our customers for their support and custom over the years.”
By Monday 7 October that facebook post had received 703 comments and been shared 1.2k times.
Trent Barton and Arriva Derby, who both operate in the same area posted on social media that they would be accepting Yourbus tickets and passes on Friday 4 October. Arriva Derby also offered Yourbus customers a ticket exchange between the 5 and 8 October which allows former Yourbus passengers to swap their Genie travel cards, weekly or monthly passes for a voucher that allows one weeks unlimited travel on Arriva Derby services.
Additionally, both Trent Barton and Arriva Derby are welcoming applications from former Yourbus drivers.
A number of operators have stepped in to operate Yourbus’s Derbyshire County Council tendered and school work from Monday 7 October. These include CT4N, High Peak, Hulleys, Littles, Notts & Derby, TM Travel, Stagecoach East Midlands and Stagecoach Yorkshire.
Derbyshire County Council’s website reports that “Commercially-operated services 20, 26, Y1, Y3 and Y5 will not be replaced although other companies’ service offers alternative facilities. Service Y59 will be replaced by Notts & Derby Service 59 with a slightly different timetable.”
As reported in CBW1412, Rotala-owned Preston Bus has been granted authorisation to operate 50 vehicles from the Heanor bus depot, the same operating centre as Yourbus, although no services have been registered.