Archive by category Transport

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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HS2 strategy sees thousands of jobs and £4billion extra for regional economy

HS2 strategy sees thousands of jobs and £4billion extra for regional economy

Around 74,000 jobs could be created and £4billion added to the East Midlands’ economy if a planned HS2 high speed rail line is routed through the region, says a new report on the major project. Phase 2 of the national HS2 high speed rail network plans for a western (Crewe to Manchester) and an eastern […]

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HS2 benefits will come to Nottingham, Government confirms

HS2 benefits will come to Nottingham, Government confirms

The Government’s announcement confirming the local leg of HS2 with a station at Toton has been welcomed by Nottingham City Council. The Department for Transport has today confirmed the eastern leg of its HS2 proposals – the stretch from the West Midlands to Sheffield and Leeds via the East Midlands – will be taken forward […]

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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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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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