NCTX are making changes to their Brown, Lilac and Pink lines from Sunday 28th January 2024.

As part of these changes:

  • Introducing a brand new direct link between Carlton and Victoria Retail Park, running every 30 minutes on Monday to Saturday daytimes.
  • Increasing the frequency between Carlton Square and the City Centre on Monday to Saturday daytimes to every 5 minutes
  • New City Centre stops on King Street and at Victoria Centre for Lilac and Red Lines
  • Revising the timetable on Pink 28 to reflect ongoing delays caused by roadworks on the route

Brown 15, 16, 17

Revised timetables on all days of the week to improve reliability. Core frequencies remain unchanged.

Lilac 24, 25, 26, 27

Improved frequency to every 5 minutes on Monday to Saturday daytimes between Carlton Square and the City Centre, to reflect increased passenger demand.

Lilac 24 will provide a new direct link between Carlton Road, Carlton Hill and Carlton to Victoria Retail Park.

Buses will run every 30 minutes on Monday to Saturday daytimes and they will follow their current route between City and Dr Park’s Corner, then continue along Burton Road, Inn for a Penny PH, Colwick Loop Road to reach Victoria Retail Park.

Westdale Lane will no longer be served by Lilac 24 but will continue to be served at the existing frequency by Lilac 25 up to every 15 minutes.

Revised timetables on all Lilac Line services on all days of the week and core frequencies remain unchanged.

In the City Centre, there are changes to the stops on King Street and at Victoria Centre.

On King Street, Lilac 24 and 26 will use the first stop nearest Parliament Street (K1) and Lilac 25, 27 will use the middle stop (K2). At Victoria Centre, Lilac 24, 26 will use the stop outside the former Argos store (V4) and Lilac 25, 27 will use the stop opposite the Dog and Partridge PH (V3).

Pink 28

Revised timetables on all days of the week to improve reliability whilst long-term roadworks take place on the route. Core frequencies remain unchanged.

Red 43, 44

In the City Centre, there are changes to the stops on King Street and at Victoria Centre.

On King Street, buses will use the bottom stop nearest the Brian Clough Statue (K3) and at Victoria Centre they will use the first stop nearest the main entrance to the shopping centre (V1).

This is the stop currently used by Lilac Line buses.

New PDF timetables can be viewed below, with full stop-by-stop timetables available in the NCTX Buses app and at www.nctx.co.uk/services by selecting the day you are travelling to after the date of the change.