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Using your bus pass on trent barton buses has changed – the new system is very similar to that used on Stagecoach and TM travel buses.

You need to place your bus pass against the side of the ticket machine in just the same way as MANGO card users but unlike Stagecoach buses or TM Travel, there’s no need for a ticket.

All you have to do is touch your card on the reader at the side of the ticket machine, listen for the bleep or watch the light turn from red to green. Then just take your card, find a seat and enjoy the journey. You don’t need to touch the MANGO card reader before you get off.

You won’t need a new bus pass as all bus passes are fitted with a smart reader chip.

 The bypass at Annesley is currently closed at night from 8pm until 5 am until 7th March (except for Sunday 3rd March). This will affect the threes B route which will follow the threes A route through Newstead village instead.

Mansfield’s new bus station will come into operation on 31st March so all routes which currently use the present bus station will have minor route alterations in Mansfield town centre and in some cases the timetable will be altered too.

From 1st April trentbarton service ‘Ninety’ from Sutton to Ripley via Selston will have a route alteration so that buses will run via Kirkby in Ashfield and Sutton Junction in both directions. This will mean alterations to the times of the buses too.

The Ravenshead Village route operated by Ravenshead Community Project will have a revised route and timetable from 1st April.

Finally on the trains, East Midlands trains have warned of engineering works on the main line to London affecting travel to and from Leicester and Wellingborough at the weekend 23rd and 24th March.

On Easter Sunday and Monday, all St. Pancras trains will terminate at West Hampstead Thameslink station where passengers with tickets for St Pancras can continue their journey by Underground for no extra charge provided they alight at St Pancras. The number to ring for rail enquiries is 08457 484950.