Nottingham City Transport has announced that the Yellow Line 70 bus will serve more areas in Bulwell from March 30.
Norwich Gardens, Squires Avenue and Sandhurst Road, that are currently served by Nottingham City Council funded Local Link bus L14, will be taken over by the 70 bus as it will continue to link the Norwich Garden’s area with Bulwell Morrisons, town and the City Centre.
The buses will run every 30 minutes as opposed to the current hourly service that the L14 provides, with journeys to the City Centre taking up to ten minutes less time.
“We look forward to welcoming the residents of Norwich Gardens, Squires Avenue and Sandhurst Road on to their more frequent NCT bus service from the end of March”
David Astill, NCT commercial and operations director
David Astill, NCT Commercial and Operations Director, stated: “Our Yellow Line 70 already operates between Bulwell Morrisons and Bulwell town centre and this re-route via Norwich Gardens can be achieved with no additional cost to NCT, whilst enabling our shareholder to reduce the cost of its subsidised bus service budget”.
He added: “We look forward to welcoming the residents of Norwich Gardens, Squires Avenue and Sandhurst Road on to their more frequent NCT bus service from the end of March.”
Councillor Adele Williams, Portfolio Holder for Transport at Nottingham City Council, said: “I’m pleased that this new service will improve connectivity for residents in Bulwell, providing more frequent, faster and direct journeys.
“It’s good news that Nottingham City Transport is taking on this route. The Yellow Line 70 bus is meeting a need in Bulwell and this has helped us make a saving at a time when our budgets are under extreme pressure from ever-increasing reductions in funding from central Government.”
New printed timetables will be available from late February, being delivered to people’s houses in the area and an online copy can be found online at: www.nctx.co.uk/norwichgardens.