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We love what we do at trentbarton, and we hope that this shines through in our service. We're passionate about bringing together the best buses and the friendliest drivers – plus lots of lovely little extras for our customer – to uphold our reputation as the really good bus company. 


The Past

While trentbarton is built on bright ideas, you don’t get to be a multi-award-winning bus company without the experience to back these brainwaves up. 2013 saw trentbarton celebrating its 100th birthday (with a huge party, of course!), and we’ve come a long way since the days of the separate Trent Motor Traction and Barton Buses companies were established over a hundred years ago.

Both bus companies ran well enough side by side; even competing during the swinging 60’s and 70’s! However, like strawberries and cream, or fish and chips, these two trentbarton land transport companies work better together, and a merging of the services in 1989 turned out to be a marriage made in bus heaven – when the two companies joined together, and ultimately formed the trentbarton brand.

With this new arrangement came fresh ideas and an exciting new vision – the vision to create a bus company that was all about the customer. The perception of bus travel being a necessary evil with smelly buses and miserable drivers was going to be something for other bus companies to worry about. trentbarton was going to be different. It was going to be the really good bus company.

Here and Now

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This forward-thinking attitude has seen trentbarton grow into one of the most recognisable, best-respected bus companies in the UK, and, through our growth, our customers and our team have been at the heart of every decision, every change and every innovation. Here’s what sets us apart from the rest:

Our Buses

We believe that our buses are more than just a number. Each trentbarton bus service has its own unique look, with individual branding and design. We even give our buses names, to reflect their key features and make our services more recognisable for customers.

Our People

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It's not all about the buses at trentbarton. We believe, like any good company should, that people are our most valuable asset. From those behind the scenes, to the drivers who interact with our customers every day, every single member of the trentbarton team is working towards a common goal – to ensure that you get really good service.

Forget grumpy drivers – we believe that our drivers are the best in the business, and regularly scoop the best accolades available, including Top National Driver, at the UK Bus Awards. In addition to our drivers, team leaders and service managers, you’ll also find extra people dotted around trentbarton.

Don't just take our word for it...