On Saturday 10 May something very special is coming to trentbarton land – the first ever Big Bus and Train Bash! Held at Wirksworth Station, there’ll be loads for engine enthusiasts of all ages to enjoy, from free vintage bus and train rides, to fairground rides – and much more – all in aid of our charity of the year, Help For Heroes.
We thought our buses were getting a bit lonely here at trentbarton HQ, so we decided to team up with the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway to bring our buses and their trains together. So far, it’s been a match made in heaven, with the zigzag choo choo giving our customers unlimited travel on our buses and on the railway – where vintage railcars and locomotives carry passengers along a scenic 9 mile countryside track.
In fact, this partnership has turned out to be so perfect that we’re throwing a party to celebrate, and you’re invited! The Big Bus and Train Bash is set to be a super day out, and all the money raised will go to the Help For Heroes charity, trentbarton’s charity of the year. Highlights of the day will include free vintage bus rides, the chance to drive a steam train, free train rides for kids, Help for Heroes display, live music stage, market stalls, competitions and giveaways. Little engine fans will be kept busy with fairground rides and face painting and magicians on board the trains, while mum and dad might want to indulge in our new scenic sixes beer in the beer garden. There’s something for all ages and, as it’s in aid of such a fantastic cause, we’re sure you’ll agree that it’ll be worth getting out and about for!
It’s really easy to get to Wirksworth Station on trentbarton buses – and a great opportunity to see what the new zigzag choo choo and the brand new look sixes are all about! the sixes run every 15 mins from Derby and Belper to Duffield station, where you can use your zigzag choo choo to change onto the EVR for Wirksworth. Or, get the sixes 6.1 hourly from Derby, Belper or Bakewell to Wirksworth, or half hourly from Matlock or Matlock Bath. As we’re currently rolling out our brand new, top-spec buses with extra six appeal, you’re guaranteed a really good ride and a chuff-ing brilliant day out!