Service Change from 28th January 2024

1 month ago Mon 15th Jan 2024

Service Change from 28th January 2024 with images of brown, lilac and pink buses

We're making changes to our Brown, Lilac and Pink lines from Sunday 28th January 2024. 

As part of these changes:

  • We're introducing a brand new direct link between Carlton and Victoria Retail Park, running every 30 minutes on Monday to Saturday daytimes. 
  • Increasing the frequency between Carlton Square and the City Centre on Monday to Saturday daytimes to every 5 minutes
  • New City Centre stops on King Street and at Victoria Centre for Lilac and Red Lines
  • Revising the timetable on Pink 28 to reflect ongoing delays caused by roadworks on the route

New PDF timetables can be viewed below, with full stop-by-stop timetables available in the NCTX Buses app and at www.nctx.co.uk/services by selecting the day you are travelling to be after the date of the change. 

Brown 15, 16, 17

Revised timetables on all days of the week to improve reliability. Core frequencies remain unchanged.

Preview new Brown 15, 16 Timetable>>>

Preview new Brown 17 Timetable>>>

Lilac 24, 25, 26, 27

Improved frequency to every 5 minutes on Monday to Saturday daytimes between Carlton Square and the City Centre, to reflect increased passenger demand.

Lilac 24 will provide a new direct link between Carlton Road, Carlton Hill and Carlton to Victoria Retail Park. Buses will run every 30 minutes on Monday to Saturday daytimes. Buses will follow their current route between City and Dr Park's Corner, then continue along Burton Road, Inn for a Penny PH, Colwick Loop Road to reach Victoria Retail Park. Westdale Lane will no longer be served by Lilac 24, but continues to be served at the existing frequency by Lilac 25 up to every 15 minutes.

Revised timetables on all Lilac Line services on all days of the week. Core frequencies remain unchanged.

In the City Centre, there are changes to the stops on King Street and at Victoria Centre (see map below).

On King Street, Lilac 24 and 26 will use the first stop nearest Parliament Street (coded K1) and Lilac 25, 27 will use the middle stop (coded K2). At Victoria Centre, Lilac 24, 26 will use the stop outside the former Argos store (coded V4) and Lilac 25, 27 will use the stop opposite the Dog and Partridge PH (coded V3).

Preview new Lilac 24 Timetable>>>

Preview new Lilac 25 Timetable>>>

Preview new Lilac 26 Timetable>>>

Preview new Lilac 27 Timetable>>>

Preview new Lilac 24, 25 Map>>>

Pink 28

Revised timetables on all days of the week to improve reliability whilst long term roadworks take place on the route. Core frequencies remain unchanged.

Preview new Pink 28 Timetable>>>

Red 43, 44

In the City Centre, there are changes to the stops on King Street and at Victoria Centre.

On King Street, buses will use the bottom stop nearest the Brian Clough Statue (coded K3) and at Victoria Centre they will use the first stop nearest the main entrance to the shopping centre (coded V1). This is the stop currently used by Lilac Line buses.

Map showing new bus stop locations on King Street and Victoria Centre