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» Employer Profile - Trent Barton


Trent Barton

Trent Barton
Contact: S Davy
Description:

trent barton is one of a very small number of independent bus operators in the UK. We are not part of the large groups like Stagecoach, Arriva and First that dominate the bus industry. We are owned, managed and staffed by local people, and we believe that we can offer a more personal service than our much larger rivals.

We employ nearly 1000 people in various parts of Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire, running a fleet of around 270 modern buses on a network of local routes.

trent barton Since the commercialisation of the bus industry in 1986, we have carried out substantial market research to identify customers' (and prospective customers') needs and then set out to meet and exceed them, winning many prestigious awards along the way. We were the first bus company in the UK to introduce a no quibble, on-the-spot money back guarantee. Our service quality is monitored by an independent panel of professional mystery customers.

We have one of the most modern bus fleets in the country, with an average age of around 5 years. At the beginning of 2006 we were proud to announce that ALL of our bus services are run with low floor, easy-access buses – that’s ten years ahead of Government targets.

What’s more, if for any remote reason we don’t provide an easy access bus (if for example we have to hire a bus in an emergency or use a coach from one of our 3 express-type coach routes) – then any such journey will run FREE.

Most of our 760 or so drivers work in small teams on regular routes. Many are on first name terms with regular customers. They are actively involved in product development and take part in regular seminars, which take a detailed look at service quality and ways of driving our standards still higher.

The Big Issue
We were UK Bus Operator of the Year in 1999, 2001 and 2003, runner up in 2000 and 2002. We were also presented with a special 10th anniversary prize from the UK Bus Awards in 2005 before our retirement from the competition. But no matter how many awards we may win for our quality of service, we are unable to guarantee our customers' top priority - reliability, because we have no control over road conditions.

Trent Barton - The companyTraffic congestion is choking our roads and making bus operation more expensive and less reliable. Because the pattern is different every day (unlike us, motorists can vary their setting-off time and route) it's virtually impossible to schedule our buses around the problem, and it's getting worse.

The result is more than just delay. Traffic interferes with the regular intervals between buses, so people either have to stand or buses turn up together. Buses stood still in traffic are still notching up most of their costs, which leads to higher fares. Meanwhile motoring costs are falling in real terms,which means that motorists are less likely to give buses a try and more and more people are turning to cars and deserting bus services.

We have already had to shorten some routes to make ends meet, and we often have to use resources that could have been used to develop other services just to try and make up for the traffic on our busiest routes. Worst of all, there have been times when we have had to withdraw our least popular services in order to release resources to keep our busiest services going. All because we can't get through traffic. The stress of driving to a timetable in heavy traffic leads to some excellent drivers looking for other jobs.

The insult to injury is roadworks, which all too often spring up without notice and cause further misery. Then there's the illegally parked cars, an act of selfishness which seriously inconveniences bus customers.

It is only natural for bus companies to want to apologise to their customers for delays, but in so doing, the matter has been driven underground. Traffic is not our fault and we can't cure it. We need bus lanes, but progress will be slow until there is a public outcry to bring the issue to the top of the political agenda. Unfortunately public opinion favours the motorist and so priority for buses is often unpopular with the majority if it means less convenience for car drivers.


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