Temporary NCT Timetable Changes from Monday 10th January 2022

4 months ago Thu 30th Dec 2021

January timetable changes

Updated Wednesday 5th January 2022:

We will be temporarily adopting our Saturday timetable on weekdays from Monday 10th January 2022.

In addition:

  • Additional journeys will run for some schools (see below)
  • Navy 4 will operate to its normal weekday timetable between NTU City and Clifton Campuses (NightBus N4 will not operate)
  • Orange 34 will operate every 15 minutes on Mondays to Fridays at peak times
  • Navy 49 will operate to its normal weekday timetable for Queens Drive and Boots Site
  • Additional journeys will run for Colwick Industrial Estate, QMC and Ruddington Business Park (see below)
  • Some early morning journeys will run for West Bridgford 
  • The NightBus network (routes starting with N) will be suspended.

We need to adopt this revised timetable to provide a reliable service to customers, in line with the number of drivers we have available each day.

Like most other transport operators, NCT is affected by the national shortage of bus drivers, with a shortfall of around 5% on the number of drivers we need to run our current timetable.

In recent weeks, a further 5% of drivers have been unable to attend work whilst they self-isolate because of COVID, resulting in short notice cancellations.

David Astill, NCT Managing Director said:

“Prior to Christmas, despite our best efforts, our service reliability was not at the standard our customers expect or at a standard we are happy to continue delivering. We recognise that short notice cancellations cause inconvenience to customers when an advertised bus doesn’t turn up. By adopting this revised timetable, customers will be able to plan around the level of service we feel we can confidently and consistently deliver.”

The temporary timetable has been agreed in consultation with Nottingham City Council and will remain in place until driver availability increases. 

Timetables for all services can now be viewed in the NCTX Buses App and online here. In printed leaflets, please follow the Saturday timetables.

Normal weekday rules will apply on Grouprider and concessionary passes.

The following additional journeys / arrangements, on top of the Saturday timetables, will be in place on weekdays:

Arnold Hill  Lime 57X from Ramsey Drive, Newcombe Drive at 15:24 will additionally run
Becket School South Notts 1B from City at 07:52 and 08:10 will additionally run
Bilborough College

Pink 28 from City at 07:55 and 08:15 will operate with two buses

An additional Orange 35 will depart Bulwell at 07:57

Bluecoat Academy

A1 and A2 will run to normal times

Grey 53 from Arnold at 07:21 will run with two buses

Grey 53 from Arnold at 07:45 will additionally run

An additional Turquoise 77 bus from City at 07:54 will run

Grey 53 from QMC at 15:08 to Arnold will additionally run

Carlton-le-Willows Academy

Pathfinder 26 from Nottingham at 07:55 will additionally run

Pathfinder 26 from Linden Grove at 15:08 to Nottingham will depart at 15:10. Use stops on Burton Road, not the turning circle

Christ the King

Lime 57X from City at 07:58 will additionally run

Lime 59 from Rolleston Drive at 15:18 will additionally run

Colwick Industrial Estate

In the mornings, the following Red 44 buses will operate as Red 44A via Colwick Industrial Estate: 05:32, 06:02, 06:32, 07:02, 07:32, 08:02, 08:32

In the afternoons, the following Red 44A buses will operate to City: 16:10, 16:40, 17:10, 17:40, 18:10

East Leake Academy

South Notts 1 from Nottingham at 07:30 will call at East Leake Academy

South Notts 1 from Trent Bridge at 07:40 to East Leake Academy will additionally run

South Notts 1 from East Leake Academy at 15:15 will additionally run

Emmanuel School South Notts 1B from City at 07:52 and 08:10 will additionally run
Lings Bar Hospital Green 5 from City at 05:30 will additionally run
Loughborough Endowed Schools

South Notts 1 from Nottingham at 07:00 will call at Loughborough Endowed Schools

In the afternoons, a bus will depart at approx. 16:10 to Nottingham

Nottingham Girls Academy

A1 and A2 will run to normal times

An additional Turquoise 77 bus from City at 07:54 will run

Turquoise 77 from outside Nottingham Girls Academy at 15:25 will additionally run

Oakwood Academy

Purple 89 from City at 07:50 will operate as an 89A via Bewcastle Road.

Purple 88 from Top Valley at 15:01 will operate with a double deck bus

QMC

Orange 34 will operate every 15 minutes at peak times

Orange 35 from Strelley at 05:05 (arriving QMC 05:40) will additionally run

Grey 53B from Arnold at 05:10 and 06:10 will additionally run

Grey 53 from Arnold at 07:45 will additionally run

Grey 53 from Clifton (Fabis Drive) at 06:32 and 07:32 will wait at Fabis Drive until South Notts 1 arrives from East Leake for connections

Redhill Academy

In the mornings, Purple 87B from Mansfield Road, Redcliffe Road at 08:01 to Redhill will run

Purple 87 from Arnold at 15:13 will operate with a double deck bus

Ruddington Business Park

In the mornings, the following Green 10 buses from City will extend to the Business Park (10C): 06:35, 07:05, 07:25, 08:05, 08:45, 09:05

In the afternoons, Green 10X will depart the Business Park at 16:10, 17:11 and 18:18

Rushcliffe School An additional Green 8 will depart City at 07:55
Samworth Academy An additional Orange 35 will depart Bulwell at 07:57
Southwell Minster School

In the mornings, the 07:40 from Nottingham will call inside Southwell Minster School

In the afternoons, the 15:14 from inside Southwell Minster School will run

Trinity School

A1 and A2 will run to normal times

An additional Turquoise 77 bus from City at 07:54 will run

In the afternoons, Pink 28 and Turquosie 77 from Beechdale Road at 15:35 will both additionally run

West Bridgford

Green 6 from Edwalton at 05:05 and 06:03 to City will additionally run 

Green 8 from Rushcliffe School at 06:20 and 07:20 and from City at 06:55 and 07;55 will additionally run