Archive by category Public Transport

Nottingham poised for a strong post-Covid recovery

Nottingham poised for a strong post-Covid recovery

Nottingham is well placed to bounce back from the impact of Covid, as it boasts a number of strengths that a new national report says are needed for an effective recovery. Research and policy institute Centre for Cities has published a report into the effect the pandemic has had on the UK’s Core Cities, including […]

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Free travel to Covid-19 vaccination centres

Free travel to Covid-19 vaccination centres

To help people get to their Covid-19 vaccine appointments as safely and easily as possible, concessionary card holders in Nottingham can now travel for free before 9.30am. Nottingham City Council has worked with Nottinghamshire County Council, bus and tram operators to extend the existing free travel – which already applies from 9.30am until 11pm – […]

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Changing horizon promises a better entrance to Nottingham

Changing horizon promises a better entrance to Nottingham

Once an unwelcome sight on entering the city from Nottingham’s bus and rail stations, construction at the council’s new Broadmarsh development and the streets around it means the entrance to the city has already started to become a more welcoming one in 2020. Great progress has been made on transforming the area this year, with […]

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Nottingham City Council urges Government to stand by its commitment to HS2

Nottingham City Council urges Government to stand by its commitment to HS2

Nottingham City Council is calling on the Government to fulfil its commitment to delivering the Eastern Leg of HS2 in full following the publication of a report today (Tuesday 15 December). The National Infrastructure Commission’s National Rail Assessment (NRA) includes proposals to scrap the full Eastern leg of HS2 and Toton hub, and to terminate […]

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Tier 3 Covid-19 Restrictions in Nottingham

Tier 3 Covid-19 Restrictions in Nottingham

Nottingham today (2 December) enters Tier 3 Very High Alert for Covid-19 restrictions. The move is part of the Government’s Winter Plan to reduce the spread of the virus following the end of the four-week national lockdown. Being in Tier 3 means: People must not meet socially with friends and family indoors in any setting […]

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Student bus service extended to reduce pressure on public transport in the city

Student bus service extended to reduce pressure on public transport in the city

A student-only bus service is being extended to reduce pressure on public transport and support social distancing following discussions between the City Council, both universities and Notts Police. The Hopper service from the University of Nottingham’s Jubilee campus runs every 30 minutes Monday to Friday and will now make additional stops in the city centre […]

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Trent Bridge essential maintenance work completed

Trent Bridge essential maintenance work completed

Work to maintain and enhance the look of Nottingham’s iconic Trent Bridge – one of the key gateways to the city – has been completed. The essential maintenance project which began in March involved painting all steel and cast-iron parts of the bridge, replacing some damaged cast iron parapet components and some stonework repairs to […]

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Plans submitted for Midlands-wide ‘tap and cap’ payment platform for public transport

Plans submitted for Midlands-wide ‘tap and cap’ payment platform for public transport

Leaders from across the Midlands are calling on Government to fund a region-wide smart ticketing platform, which would revolutionise the way passengers use and pay for public transport. A ‘tap and cap’ system, similar to the platform used by Transport for London, would allow travellers to seamlessly pay for trips on the rail, bus and […]

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Cashless and effortless contactless payments launch on Nottingham City Transport buses

Cashless and effortless contactless payments launch on Nottingham City Transport buses

Nottingham City Transport (NCT) buses are now accepting adult pay as you go contactless payments following an official launch by NCT, Nottingham City Council and system provider INIT. The Nottingham Contactless project has been supported by Nottingham City Council, which secured £2.4m funding from the Department for Transport’s (DfT) National Productivity Investment Fund to develop […]

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Changes to Broadmarsh roads successfully introduced

Changes to Broadmarsh roads successfully introduced

Significant changes to Nottingham’s roads have been successfully introduced, which will allow work on a new public space for Nottingham’s residents and visitors to begin. Collin Street is now closed to all traffic, and only buses and wheelchair accessible taxis can use Canal Street from Greyfriar Gate. Middle Hill, between the Broadmarsh Car Park and […]

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