NCT cuts Clifton fare . . .

NCT cuts Clifton fare . . .

Nottingham City Transport (NCT) has cut fares for any journey on its buses in Clifton to £1 from £1.10. The move was part of a number of changes recently introduced, including more frequent buses on the 48 in the mornings, evenings and Sunday daytimes; the number 2 service now serving Summerwood Lane again and the 53 re-routed to retain links from Farborough Road to Clifton Centre.

NCT Marketing Manager, Anthony Carver-Smith, said, ‘Let’s face it, the people of Clifton have had it tough with all the road works going on over the last few years! Yet they’ve shown a huge amount of tolerance and loyalty to our services during this time. Now that the works are complete, we wanted to introduce several improvements for our customers making travel with NCT even more easy, inexpensive, safe and reliable for local people.’

. . . as new tram routes open

After months of roadworks and disruptions, Nottingham’s new tram lines to Clifton and Chilwell on the outskirts of the city have been launched. It is operated by Tramlink Nottingham, a consortium including Wellglade, parent company of trentbarton, TM Travel, Notts & Derby and Door2Door. Alongside the construction of 17.5km of new lines, the project has also seen the creation of more than 2,000 free spaces at new park and ride sites, a new tram and bus interchange in Beeston and a new tram stop at the redeveloped Nottingham Station. A special discounted ticket offer was available to celebrate the launch of the city’s expanded tram network, with a seven day unlimited travel ticket reduced to £10 for adults and £5 for children.

Trojan Bus ‘is real’

Nottingham City Transport’s (NCT’s) ‘Trojan Bus’ has recently taken a different tack. In the past decade, it has covertly patrolled the city’s streets, looking like any normal NCT bus, except its windows are made of toughened glass and its passengers are plain-clothes police officers. Its aim is to help reduce the incidents of bus vandalism caused by stone throwing and other acts of criminal damage. It has recently taken a more visible approach, as NCT’s Schools Officer, Stuart Limb, explains, ‘This time, we set off in daylight, when there were plenty of people out and about, and ensured that all the police officers on board were clearly on view in full uniform. Our aim was to be seen, to be visible and to highlight that our Trojan Bus is real.’

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