Nottingham City Transport to Operate Additional Services from 31 May 2020
2 months ago
We will introduce some additional services from Sunday 31 May 2020, to provide extra capacity for potential increases in demand as more people return to work and current government restrictions are gradually lifted.
Government advice remains that you MUST NOT travel on our buses if you:
- are experiencing any coronavirus symptoms
- are self-isolating as a result of coronavirus symptoms or sharing a household with somebody with symptoms
- are clinically extremely vulnerable
- are not making an essential, necessary journey
Please familiarise yourself with the government’s Safer Travel Advice for Passengers, available here, before travelling.
The number of people travelling on our buses has been 90% lower throughout lockdown and was broadly the same last week, even after the Prime Minister’s announcement on 10th May 2020.
We are conscious that as restrictions may be relaxed further in the next few weeks, we need to provide some additional capacity.
The following changes will commence from Sunday 31 May 2020 and will operate daily:
Navy 48X between City, The Meadows, Queens Drive and Clifton will double in frequency to run every 30 minutes during the daytime. An hourly evening service will be introduced
Navy 49X from City at 05:30 has been operating with three buses in recent weeks to allow customers to space out and this will be made permanent. The extra bus will commence from Angel Row at 05:35 through to Boots at Beeston.
The following services will be introduced:
- Green 7: City to Gamston via West Bridgford Central Avenue
- Hourly, including evenings, operated with double decks
- Green 8: City to Wilford Hill and Compton Acres via West Bridgford Central Avenue
- Hourly during the daytime, operated with double decks
- Green 11: City to Lady Bay via The Meadows
- Every 45 minutes during the daytime
The frequency of buses between Central Avenue Shops, Trent Bridge, the Railway Station and the City Centre will increase to generally every 15 minutes during the daytime and half-hourly during the evening.
The journeys on Green 6 which currently divert to serve Lings Bar Hospital will continue to run.
Brown 16 from City to Rise Park via Hucknall Road and City Hospital will be introduced.
Double deck buses will be used, with buses every 30 minutes during the daytime and hourly in the evening.
The frequency of buses between City Hospital, Hucknall Road and the City Centre will increase to approx. every 15 minutes during the daytime and half-hourly during the evening.
Lilac 25 from City to Arnold via Carlton, Westdale Lane and Mapperley will be introduced.
Buses will operate hourly and serve Arnold between approx. 07:45 and 17:45.
In the evenings, buses will operate hourly between City and Mapperley via Westdale Lane.
The frequency of buses between Carlton Tesco, Carlton Road and the City Centre will increase to approx. every 15 minutes during the daytime, with a regular half-hourly service during the evening.
Pink 30 from City to Wollaton Vale via Ilkeston Road and Bramcote Moor will be introduced.
Double deck buses will operate hourly between approx. 07:00 and 19:00.
The number of buses between Crown Island/Jubilee Campus, Ilkeston Road and the City Centre will increase to 3 per hour.
Orange 36 from City at 06:35 has been operating with an additional bus in recent weeks to allow customers to space out and this will be made permanent. This additional bus will operate as a 36B, terminating at Beeston Interchange.
Red 44 from City at 05:32 has been operating with an additional bus in recent weeks to allow customers to space out and this will be made permanent.
The following services will be introduced:
- Lime 56: City to Arnold via Sherwood and Plains Estate
- Hourly, including evenings
- Lime 59: City to Arnold via Arnold
- Hourly during the daytime
Between Mansfield Road (The Vale), Sherwood and the City Centre, the number of buses operating will double to 4 per hour during the daytime.
Turquoise 77 from Strelley at 06:02 has been operating with an additional bus in recent weeks to allow customers to space out and this will be made permanent. The additional bus will start from ASDA at 06:05 to City.
Turquoise 79 will be reinstated between Bulwell and Arnold via Rise Park, Top Valley and Bestwood Park, running every hour during the daytime.
Purple 87 from City to Arnold via Sherwood and City Hospital will be introduced.
Double deck buses will operate hourly, including evenings.
The number of buses between City Hospital, Edwards Lane and the City Centre will increase to 3 per hour during the daytime.
What are NCT Doing to Keep People Safe?
To keep you safe on board buses, we continue to follow an enhanced and rigorous cleaning regime, paying additional attention to the parts of buses that are most commonly touched, such as doors, poles, bells, card readers.
Employees are being provided with access to wipes, gloves, facial coverings and hand sanitiser as well as regular guidance and reinforcement about the expectations and requirements on them whilst at work.
On board buses, some seats have been closed off to support social distancing and customers are encouraged to use window seats only and sit a row away from people they do not live with, where possible.
There is currently no planned date for when additional services or a full service will resume. Nottingham City Transport continues to review and follow government guidance and is closely monitoring usage levels on a daily basis and will make further announcements on this in due course.