Stagecoach wins tender to run two Matlock town centre bus routes

Stagecoach has won the tender to operate two local bus services in Matlock. From left, Drivers Kay Bayliff, Jonny Axe, and Dave Roberts will be running the route.
Stagecoach has won the tender to operate two local bus services in Matlock. From left, Drivers Kay Bayliff, Jonny Axe, and Dave Roberts will be running the route.

Stagecoach has announced it has won the tender to operate two bus services in Matlock with a trio of friendly, regular drivers serving the routes.

Kay Bayliff, Jonny Axe, and Dave Roberts will become familiar faces to passengers in the town as they will be the dedicated drivers on the M1 and M4 bus services.

Stagecoach Yorkshire managing director Matt Davies said: “We’re really pleased to be running these services and very proud to announce our team of dedicated drivers to show our commitment to Matlock and the local community.

“Our MatlockBus branded vehicle will stand out around town, and our day and week unlimited travel tickets will also be valid on the M1 and M4 to provide convenient connections with our popular Gold service X17 to Chesterfield and Sheffield.”

He added: “The combination of regular drivers, tools like our Stagecoach bus app and contactless payment mean the M1 and M4 are an easy way to travel, whether passengers are making a trip to the shops or looking for a great-value ride to the station.”

Stagecoach will officially launch both services on Tuesday, May 29.

The M1 Cavendish Park / Asker Lane service will run up to every hour, Monday to Friday, from the top of town to the rail station, via County Hall, the town centre and Sainsbury’s.

The M4 Hurst Farm Estate service will also run up to every hour on weekdays from the estate to the rail station, via Matlock Green, the town centre and Sainsbury’s.