We’ve introduced a ‘tap-on’ system on the new Hopper buses, so if you have your ID card with you, please tap the machine next to the driver – if you’re unsure of it’s location, your driver can assist you in using it for the first time. Once accepted on the reader, it will make a beep and you will see a green tick on the screen.
If you don’t have a card, don’t worry, your driver will manually record your journey. We record passenger journeys to enable us to plan our services.
All Hopper buses are fitted with free WiFi using the university wide eduroam network – if you are already connected to this, just turn your WiFi on and you will be connected automatically.
So, whether you want to tweet or update your Facebook status, check your e-mails, surf the web or crush some candy, simply connect when you get on the bus and surf away, saving your data allowance!
To connect for the first time if you are not already connected to the eduroam network:
All Hopper branded buses can carry 2 bicycles, which are carried on the back of the bus in a special rack.
Our cycle policy:
Our drivers have been trained to assist you when travelling with a bike and we ask that you follow these steps:
Cycle racks are to be operated by the driver only.
Use of this facility implies acceptance of Arriva’s Cycle Rack Policy (available above). Arriva accept no liability for any damage caused to, or theft or from, any pedal cycle whilst attached to, being attached to or detached from the cycle rack on any of its buses, unless caused through the negligence of Arriva Midlands Ltd or one of its employees.
All Hopper Buses are modern and low floor, providing easy access for staff and students.
Hopper Buses have a wheelchair bay on board, which can carry 1 wheelchair at a time. We also support the CPT Motor Scooter Code, which allows scooter holders with permits to travel. Contact us to be assessed.
Other passengers are welcome to use the tip-up seats if the wheelchair area is vacant. Our driver will let you know if a wheelchair user wishes to board; in this case you are required to move from this area and make the space available.
All Hopper Buses have next stop announcements on board, to help you find your stop.
Why is the Sutton Bonington Bus no longer going to the City Centre at the Weekend?
The decision to no longer go in to the city centre at weekends was taken to enable more frequent buses from Sutton Bonington throughout the day at weekends. Any passengers wising to visit the City Centre can get the bus to either the Clifton Park and Ride tram terminus and get a tram into the city or travel to University Park and get one of the public buses into the city centre, such as the No 34 – Uni link service.
Can visitors use the hopper buses?
Yes, visitors, conference delegates and members of the public can use the hopper bus. Simply mention to the driver that you are a visitor.
What happens if I don’t have my University Card with me?
Don’t worry you will never be refused travel on the hopper bus, simply mention to the driver that you have forgotten your card.
Our first priority is to keep you and our staff safe. Should there be any impact to our services or timetables, we will update you as soon as possible on our website and via real time data in our Arriva UK Bus app. Visit our Coronavirus page for more information.