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top tips for bus travel this January

1. download hugo: your trusty travel sidekick

feel waitless – live times for Kinchbus, trentbarton and NCT plus all the scheduled times from across the East Midlands so you’ll never miss another bus.

personalise your travel – save your home and work locations as well as favourite stops and trips. Check for traffic advice and get updates on the latest travel info.

plan-tastic – making a new trip? hugo will give you the best options and guide you with step-by-step details to make it simple. There is even a reminder for when you need to set off.

areas covered: Loughborough, Leicester, Derby, Nottingham, Ilkeston, Long Eaton, Ashbourne, Belper, Burton, Mansfield, Heanor, Ripley and Hucknall - pretty much the entire East Midlands.

operators for live bus times: Kinchbus, trentbarton and Nottingham City Transport - we'll be looking to add more in the near future.

operators for journey planning: Kinchbus, trentbarton, NCT, Arriva East Midlands, Stagecoach East Midlands, Yourbus and NET tram.


Search for hugo on Google Play or download from the App Store.

 2. switch to Kinchkard

 A quick and simple way to save money on bus travel in and around Loughborough.

Kinchkard is the quick and simple way to save you money on travel around the Kinchbus Universe. Whether you use the bus every now and then or every day of the week we’ll have one to suit your needs. It couldn’t be easier to get hold of - buy on the bus from one of our friendly drivers or just buy on-line using your desktop, mobile or tablet. Once you have your Kinchkard you can reuse it again and again.

What are your options?

There are two main ways of topping up your Kinchkard with credit – by trips or by days. Trips – You can load your Kinchkard with 10 trips at a time (up to a maximum of 20 trips). Each time you use your Kinchkard on the bus we will take off one trip. If you aren’t planning to use the bus for a while don’t worry… your trips will still be waiting for you the next time you need them. They don’t expire so buying trips is a great way to travel if you don’t use the bus that often, and it’s cheaper than paying cash! Days – This is where you can save the most. If you buy 28 days you can use the bus as many times as you can before your card expires. As well as unlimited travel on your chosen route we’ll also give you unlimited travel on any Kinchbus within Loughborough town.

For more information on Kinchkard, click here.

3. use your National Concessionary Pass

If you are over 66 years old or have a form of disability, you may be entitled to a free concessionary bus pass.

To check when you qualify for a free bus pass, calculate your state pension age.These passes get you free travel, usually after 9:30am until 11pm Monday to Friday and all day at weekends and Bank Holidays. They are available to use on most local buses across the whole of England.

If you haven’t got one, you could really be missing out!

where do you live?

For more details on how to get your hands on one, just click on the relevant link below.



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