Red 44 Racecourse Park & Ride service will restart on Thursday

 Red 44 Racecourse Park & Ride service will restart on Thursday

The Red 44 service will be again called into action to serve the Racecourse Park & Ride site near Colwick when it reopens on Thursday (September 3).

The site was shut during lockdown but will be again open for business.

The Gedling and Netherfield bio-gas buses will again be providing the 10 minute service in to Nottingham City Centre on Monday to Saturday daytimes, with a return journey just £4 per car load.

The opening hours of the site have been extended to be open from 6am – 8.30pm on Mondays to Saturdays.

Social distancing measures are already in place on buses and NCT has been awarded Visit Britain’s official industry “Good to Go” standard, which confirms that we are following industry and Government guidance on COVID-19, social distancing and cleanliness. All NCT buses are fitted with hand sanitiser dispensers for customers to use as they board and alight and signage on board advises how to travel safely.

Nottingham City Council have also put in place social distancing measures at busier bus stops in the City Centre and markings and signs will be installed at the Park & Ride site to encourage social distancing.

Anthony Carver-Smith, NCT marketing manager said, “We look forward to welcoming Racecourse park and ride customers back on our buses from early September, with extended opening hours too. NCT has been awarded official ‘good to go’ accreditation for its response to COVID-19 and a recent survey showed that 90% of customers felt safe whilst travelling”

Councillor Adele Williams, Portfolio Holder for Transport at Nottingham City Council, which owns the site, said: “Racecourse park and ride offers a convenient and great value option, especially for commuters and visitors coming from the east of the city. We’re pleased to be reopening the site ahead of more people returning to their offices and places of work.

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“NCT has operated throughout the pandemic, providing essential services for key workers, and we’re confident in the measures they continue to take to keep customers safe while on the bus. We’re all responsible for looking after each other, and I’d encourage customers to follow social distancing guidance and pay attention to markings at the park and ride too.”

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