Conducting youth orchestra safely to their concert

Nottingham electric bus

Two of Nottingham’s bus companies stepped in this weekend to help transport the Robin Hood Youth Orchestra to performances after their coach company let them down at the last minute.

Late on Thursday night, NCT quickly arranged for a second bus to run alongside the 9.40am Pathfinder 100 bus from Nottingham on Friday, so the 72 members of the Youth Orchestra were able to perform their outdoor concert in Southwell and enjoy their day of planned activities.

NCT’s Service Delivery Manager, Bob Clarke commented, “When we heard the treble the Youth Orchestra were in, we were only too pleased to help by arranging an additional bus at the last minuet, to ensure they could travel to Southwell for their performance”.

The orchestra’s journey didn’t end there, tomorrow they will be ferried around the county in style on CT4N’s electric buses so they can stick to their busy performance schedule.

Council Leader Jon Collins said: “I’m pleased that NCT has been able to step in and support the youth orchestra at such short notice. We’ve also arranged with CT4N, which provides our Link Bus services, to provide buses for several performances around the city on Saturday.”

“The orchestra provides fantastic opportunities for children, and we are happy to have been able to use our connections to make sure they are able to perform – this is one of the great things about having a municipal bus company. We’re immensely proud of NCT and CT4N for organising transport at the eleventh hour. This is just another example of our world class local bus operators supporting our city and our communities.”