Norwich Gardens in Bulwell to be Served by Nottingham City Transport

8 months ago Fri 31st Jan 2020

Norwich Gardens, Squires Avenue and Sandhurst Road in Bulwell will be served by Nottingham City Transport’s Yellow Line 70 bus from 30th March 2020.

These roads are currently served by Nottingham City Council funded Local Link bus L14, which will be shortened to run between the City, Hyson Green, Heathfield Estate and Bulwell Bus Station from 6th April 2020.

Yellow Line 70 will continue to link the Norwich Gardens area with Bulwell Morrisons, Bulwell Town Centre and the City Centre.

Buses will run every 30 minutes on Monday to Saturday daytimes compared to the current hourly L14 bus, with journeys to and from the City Centre around 10 minutes quicker as Yellow Line 70 follows a more direct route between Bulwell and the City.

Re-routing Yellow Line 70 to serve Norwich Gardens, Squires Avenue and Sandhurst Road enables Nottingham City Council to reduce the cost of subsiding its Link bus services.

David Astill, NCT Commercial and Operations Director said, “Our Yellow Line 70 already operates between Bulwell Morrisons and Bulwell Town Centre and this re-route via Norwich Gardens can be achieved with no additional cost to NCT, whilst enabling our shareholder to reduce the cost of its subsidised bus service budget”.

He continued, “We look forward to welcoming the residents of Norwich Gardens, Squires Avenue and Sandhurst Road on to their more frequent NCT bus service from the end of March”.

Hucknall Lane – which Yellow Line 70 currently serves between Bulwell Morrisons and Bulwell Town Centre – will continue to be served by Yellow Line 71 and Turquoise Line 79/A, offering 6 buses per hour.

Councillor Adele Williams, Portfolio Holder for Transport at Nottingham City Council, said: “I’m pleased that this new service will improve connectivity for residents in Bulwell, providing more frequent, faster and direct journeys.

“It’s good news that Nottingham City Transport is taking on this route. The Yellow Line 70 bus is meeting a need in Bulwell and this has helped us make a saving at a time when our budgets are under extreme pressure from ever-increasing reductions in funding from central Government.”

The new Yellow 70, 71 timetable can be downloaded here.

The new route map for Yellow 70, 71 can be downloaded here.

Printed timetable leaflets will be available from late February, which will also be delivered door to door to households in the area.