From the 26th March, Nottingham City Transport will widen its city boundary on its Sky Blue 46 and 47 routes to take in Gedling Country Park – resulting in cheaper fares to and from Nottinghamshire’s newest popular beauty spot.
As a result of the changes, passengers travelling to Gedling Country Park with Nottingham City Transport will be able to take advantage of cheaper family day tickets, priced at £5 instead of the current £7 with a Grouprider.
NCT’s Grouprider availability will also be increased, meaning that passengers can enjoy £5 travel every weekday from the earlier time of 09:30 (now 17:00), as well as all day at weekends.
The changes come into effect ahead of the opening of the eagerly anticipated new visitor centre at the park in the summer of 2017. Gedling Borough Council Leader Cllr John Clarke approached NCT about the possibility of expanding the boundary and Nottingham’s award winning bus operator was only too happy to oblige.
Cllr John Clarke, Leader of Gedling Borough Council said “We are really pleased that Nottingham City Transport has made the decision to review the boundary line for the Gedling Country Park. I had a number of residents get in touch with me about the issue and we were able to have a discussion with NCT and get it sorted very quickly. The changes will now allow families to travel to this beautiful park easily and cheaply as well as taking advantage of the environmental benefits of using public transport. We encourage anyone who hasn’t visited the park to get on the bus and come and enjoy the spectacular views and very soon, a new visitor’s centre. ”
Gedling Country Park boasts 240 acres of open space, footpaths and wildlife for visitors to enjoy – perfect for families to get out and about in Nottinghamshire throughout the warmer months. There’s also a wide variety of cycle and walking trails as well as several park runs throughout the year for fitness fanatics.
David Astill, Commercial Manager at Nottingham City Transport says the expanded city boundary will be great for people wanting to get out and about throughout the year – “Gedling Country Park offers plenty for visitors, with great views over the local area and an abundance of wildlife for families to enjoy. We are pleased to be able to provide cheaper fares – making the park more accessible for all of our passengers using our Sky Blue 46 & 47 routes”.
As well as extending the boundary for Grouprider tickets, customers with NCT’s £3.70 all day ticket, Easyrider and Robin Hood cards will also be able to travel to Gedling Country Park.
These changes are part of Nottingham City Transport’s 2017 Fare Review, the first for 3 years, details of which can be found at www.nctx.co.uk/farechange.