JOHNYOUNG experiences the operator’s varied fleet as he spends a day on the Burton upon Trent network

Scania/Irizar i3 19 (YN17 ONL) loads for Ashby in Burton. This is a longer variant, new to Reading Buses.
FAR LEFT: The driver of short Scania/Irizar i3 25 (YN64 FWW) loads up at Swadlincote bus park as he tries to make up lost time.
MIDDLE: The writer is about to sample his first ride on an Optare MetroCity. Number 4 (YJ16 DXT) swings into Swadlincote bus park on service 9.

Burton upon Trent and its surrounding towns are not an area I profess to know well. I had also never been on a Midland Classic bus, although I knew they ran a smart operation. As it was also some considerable time since I had visited the area, a day out sampling its services was felt to be in order. It’s easy to navigate website gave me all the information I needed beforehand, with network maps, timetables and ticket options all easily navigable.

Newest bus

Want to read more?

This is a premium article and requires an active subscription.

Existing subscriber? Sign in now

No subscription?

Pick one of our introductory offers