Special Timetables from Wednesday 25th March 2020

6 months ago Tue 24th Mar 2020

Special service

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on the evening of Monday 23rd March about only leaving home for very limited purposes and a significant decline in bus use in recent weeks, we have to reduce our timetables to provide buses on core routes only from Wednesday 25th March 2020.

This network will focus on getting as many key workers to their jobs as possible and providing access to essential shops and services for those without cars.

The same timetable will operate on every day of the week, with a basic 30 minute daytime service on most routes. An hourly early morning and evening service will also operate on most of these routes.  

Park & Ride services to the City Centre from Racecourse and Queens Drive are suspended.

The full timetables have been uploaded in to the NCTX Buses app and online at www.nctx.co.uk/services and a printed version is in production, which is available for postal requests (call 0115 950 60 70 or email [email protected]). Bus stops are being updated and will be completed as soon as possible.

For operational reasons, we are temporarily unable to dedicate branded buses to specific routes so customers should pay particular attention to route number displayed on the destination.

Remember, you must only travel for essential journeys and you must follow the government's advice.

We are making changes to these special timetables from 5th April - details here.

Only these routes are operating and routes not showing are not operating. 

Service Timetable until 4th April Timetable from 5th April
South Notts 1: Nottingham, Wilford Lane, Clifton Lane, Gotham, East Leake and Loughborough This route will be exact fare only, no change from the driver South Notts 1 South Notts 1
Green 6: City, West Bridgford and Edwalton Green 6 Green 6
Green 10: City, Loughborough Road, Wilford Hill and Ruddington Green 10 Green 10
Brown 17: City, Hucknall Road, City Hospital and Bulwell Brown 17 Brown 17
Pathfinder 26: Nottingham, Gedling, Burton Joyce, Lowdham and Southwell This route will be exact fare only, no change from the driver Pathfinder 26 Pathfinder 26
Lilac 27: City and Carlton Lilac 27 Lilac 27
Pink 28: City, Ilkeston Road, Beechdale and Bilborough Pink 28 Pink 28
Orange 35/A: City, Derby Road, QMC and Wollaton Vale extending to Bilborough, Strelley and Bulwell from 5th April Orange 35/A Orange 35
Orange 36: City, Derby Road, QMC, Beeston and Chilwell Orange 36 Orange 36
Blue 39: City, Thorneywood Mount and Carlton Valley Blue 39 Blue 39
Blue 41: City and St Ann’s Blue 41 Blue 41
Red 43: City, Sneinton Dale and Bakersfield Red 43 Red 43
Red 44: City, Sneinton Hermitage, Colwick, Netherfield and Gedling Red 44 Red 44
Sky Blue 45: City, Mapperley and Gedling Sky Blue 45 Sky Blue 45
Navy 48X: from 5th April: City, Meadows, Queens Drive, Clifton No service until 5 April Navy 48X
Navy 49X: City, Queens Drive and Boots Beeston This route will be exact fare only, no change from the driver Navy 49X Navy 49X
Grey 53: from 5th April: Clifton, QMC, Ring Road, City Hospital, Arnold No service until 5 April Grey 53
Lime 58: City, Sherwood and Arnold Lime 58 Lime 58
Yellow 68, 69: City, Sherwood Rise, Basford, Bulwell and Snape Wood Yellow 68, 69 Yellow 68, 69
Turquoise 77: City, Alfreton Road, Aspley Lane and Strelley Turquoise 77 Turquoise 77
Turquoise 79/B:  City, Alfreton Road, Nuthall Road, Broxtowe and Bulwell Turquoise 79/B Turquoise 79/B
Purple 89: City, Sherwood, City Hospital, Bestwood Park and Rise Park Purple 89 Purple 89
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Fares and Tickets…

The planned fare changes from Sunday 29th March 2020 have been postponed.

All buses will operate as an exact fare service, with no change available from the driver on the 1, 26 or 49X.

The Travel Centre Shop will be closed from 16:30 on 24th March 2020 until further notice, but topping up by phone (0115 950 60 70) and online is available. When topping up, please allow three working days for the travel to reach your card.

Customers are encouraged to use their existing smart card or the NCTX Buses app, where we are adding 7 and 31 day tickets alongside the existing individual day ticket options.

Current government guidance is to avoid travelling unless it is essential and to practice social distancing. Concessionary travel remains available for essential travel before 09:30 on weekdays.

Grouprider and Network Grouprider prices will remain unchanged and we are not reducing the price before 09:30 on weekdays as this could encourage people to travel, which goes against government advice.