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Coronavirus: Changes to Gedling borough bus services introduced today following UK lockdown

by Gedling Eye Reporter
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Timetables on bus services across the borough have been changed after Prime Minister Boris Johnson put the country into lockdown on Monday (March 23) night.

Nottingham City Transport has announced it will will reduce its service to core routes from today (March 25).

The transport firm said the 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.                                    

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The routes that will operate across Gedling borough are:

  • Pathfinder 26 – Nottingham, Gedling, Burton Joyce, Lowdham and Southwell   This route will be exact fare only, no change from the driver. An hourly daytime service will run.
  • Lilac 27 – City and Carlton
  • Blue 39 – City, Thorneywood Mount and Carlton Valley
  • Red 44 – City, Sneinton Hermitage, Colwick, Netherfield and Gedling
  • Sky Blue 45 – City, Mapperley and Gedling
  • Lime 58 – City, Sherwood and Arnold

David Astill, NCT commercial and operations Director said: “It is very clear that people must stay at home unless it is for essential travel, as outlined by the Prime Minister.

“There has already been a significant fall in bus use in the last few weeks as people started working from home and universities, schools and colleges closed.

“This latest announcement on not leaving home except for limited reasons will further reduce use of our services and we have to curtail what we provide to reflect that.

He added: “All NCT employees have done an excellent job in these difficult times and we thank them for their commitment and continued support”.

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Timetables are available online at www.nctx.co.uk and a printed version is in production, which will be posted out on request by calling 0115 950 60 70 or emailing [email protected] 

Bus stops will also be updated as soon as possible.

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