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New electric buses power Nottingham’s clean air ambitions

New electric buses power Nottingham’s clean air ambitions

Nottingham’s pioneering investment in electric buses reaches a key milestone this week with the official launch of the UK’s first all-electric Park & Ride services. Nottingham’s two bus-based Park & Ride sites – at Nottingham Racecourse and Queens Drive – will see their services turn electric from January following an investment of £3.2million. The 13 […]

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Driving up taxi standards in Nottingham

Driving up taxi standards in Nottingham

A new Driver Improvement Penalty Point Scheme is set to be introduced next April to drive up taxi standards in the Nottingham. The overall aim of the move is to improve driver behaviour, customer service and passenger safety. The scheme, given the go-ahead by the council’s Regulatory and Appeals Committee this week (Tuesday 29 November), […]

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Sign of the times

Sign of the times

This year Nottingham City Council has fitted over one hundred bus stops with real-time electronic displays to give passengers up-to-the-minute information about their bus services. The council has invested £0.8m in the latest phase of a ten-year project to provide blanket coverage of real-time travel information for bus passengers across the city. There are now […]

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Robin Hood PAYG reaches £1million sales!

Robin Hood PAYG reaches £1million sales!

Nottingham City Council in partnership with Nottingham’s transport operators launched the Robin Hood pay-as-you-go smartcard in December 2015 to make travelling around Nottingham easier and cheaper and has now exceeded the £1million sale mark. Today there are almost 20,000 cards in circulation, providing local people with the flexibility that the Robin Hood card offers. Since […]

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Nottingham tops transport satisfaction survey again

Nottingham tops transport satisfaction survey again

Nottingham City Council has been awarded top place in a national benchmarking survey that measures the public satisfaction with local highways and transport. The National Highways & Transport (NHT) Network Satisfaction Survey was carried out in 106 local authority areas by Ipsos MORI. Nottingham received the highest overall public satisfaction score nationally for the third […]

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One million electric miles achieved 

One million electric miles achieved 

Nottingham City Council’s electric bus fleet has reached the one million mile mark. This means that since starting operations in 2012, there has been £300,000 of savings in fuel costs and reductions in carbon emissions of at least 1050 tonnes. It would take 27,000 trees grown from seedling over ten years to absorb this amount of […]

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Look out for the new blue green buses

Look out for the new blue green buses

From 31 October 2016, customers using the Centrelink bus service that connects the Victoria and Broadmarsh bus stations will notice a difference. The existing red midi buses will be replaced with longer blue buses as Nottingham Community Transport begin operating this service on behalf of Nottingham City Council. Nottingham Community Transport will be trialling the […]

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£350,000 refurbishment for Victoria Bus Station

£350,000 refurbishment for Victoria Bus Station

The refurbishment of Victoria Bus Station is now complete improving facilities, ticketing and information for all bus travellers. Nottingham City Council used £350,000 of Department for Transport – Better Bus Areas funding to refurbish the bus station to make it a more attractive, comfortable and informative place to catch the bus. The bus station currently […]

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Green light for Eco Expressway

Green light for Eco Expressway

Buses, bikes and electric vehicles will get priority along one of Nottingham’s busiest routes, as it is turned into the new Eco Expressway. The six-mile route will run between the city centre and Vale Road in Colwick, via Manvers Street and Daleside Road. Work starts on October 3 2016 and will be delivered in phases. […]

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Robin Hood card available for student discount travel

Robin Hood card available for student discount travel

The Robin Hood travel card year pass will be available from 19 September, offering university students great discounts on travel across buses and trams in the city for just £270. The Robin Hood Student year pass gives unlimited travel within the Robin Hood Network Area until 31 July 2017, on NET Trams, Nottingham City Transport, […]

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