Let’s Keep Nottingham Moving Safely
Current advice from The Department for Transport is to stay at home and only go outside for food or health reasons or traveling to and from work, but only where you cannot work from home. When outside, stay 2 metres (6 feet) away from other people and wash your hands as soon as you get home.
Please do not travel if you are feeling unwell or are showing any symptoms of Coronavirus, including a new continuous cough or high temperature. For more information and advice on symptoms of the virus, please visit gov.uk/coronavirus
Please avoid non-essential use of public transport, however, if you do have to travel please ensure you continue to follow social distancing advice; avoid standing near other passengers, use hand sanitiser/wash your hands after touching surfaces and wear a face-covering where possible. Our transport operators, including NET, will open doors for you so you don’t have to touch them.
Many of our travel operators and partners are operating a reduced service and are making every effort to keep you safe if you must travel. Transport Nottingham will try to keep you updated on any service changes as a result of the Coronavirus via our website and social media, but please check with your individual operators below before you travel for the latest news.
- Robin Hood Card and Victoria Travel Centre
- Updates to Tram services
- Updates to Nottingham City Transport services
- Updates from Community Transport (CT4N) for Nottingham
- Updates to Trent Barton services
- Updates to National Express services
- Updates to Megabus services
- Updates to Rail services
- Updates to EMR Rail service
- Updates to Cross Country service
- Updates to Northern Assist
- Enterprise Car Club
Cycling and walking
Walking and cycling can be a great way to exercise and It’s good for your mental health too. However, please follow guidelines on physical distancing and keep at least 2 metres apart.
Nottingham has lots of local cycle routes, so if you’re cycling remember to ride your bike responsibly, using it only for essential travel or to exercise. Only ride on routes you know well and within your ability level and where possible, please wear helmets and reflective clothing for your own safety and those around you.
If you share your bike with people of the same household, ensure you follow government guidelines on cleaning surfaces, such as handlebars, avoid touching your face, wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using your bike, and don’t forget to wash any gloves you are wearing.
Bus and Tram Travel
- Free early bird bus and tram travel for the elderly and disabled
- Nottingham City Transport issue safer travel guidance for customers
- Covid-19 advice for tram customers
- From Sunday 5 April National Express will be suspending all coach services until further notice.
- CT4N to start a phased reintroduction of their services beginning on Monday 20 April.
- NCT will be providing a replacement Medilink service from Monday 20 April. Double deck buses will be used to enable social distancing and will run every 30 minutes. Queens Drive P&R will not be served.
- Ridewise have partnered with Sustrans and Nottingham Bikeworks to form the Nottingham Bike Aid project.
Nottingham Bike Aid is providing assistance and offering personalised travel plans, reconditioned bikes and more to key workers and volunteers who want an alternative method of making their essential journey
- The Council has sought best practice guidance about sanitising the on street hire bikes during the Coronavirus outbreak. As a result, the frequency of bike cleaning and docking stations has been significantly increased. Individual users are expected to follow Government guidelines in terms of washing hands/using hand sanitiser after using the bikes and to avoid touching their faces.
Park and Ride
- Queens Drive Park and Ride and Racecourse Park and Ride are currently closed in response to decreased customer usage.
Enterprise Car Club
- Enterprise car Club are temporarily amending the way you can make a reservation, access and cancel vehicles. This is to allow the cleaning of vehicles between each reservation. Please follow Government guidance and use the Car Club for essential travel only, such as to collect groceries or key workers traveling to work.
- Enterprise Car Club are offering NHS Staff/Volunteers, Emergency Services, Armed Forces & Key Workers up to 45% off hourly rental rates and free membership for essential travel.
Nottingham City Hackney Taxis
- Nottingham City Hackney Taxis are now offering NHS staff free journeys to and from their place of work. Taxis providing this service will have NHS stickers displayed in their front and rear windows and will be available from QMC Hospital, City Hospital and any designated Hackney Carriage rank. Please show the driver your NHS identification to get your free journey
Electric Charge Points:
A number of charge points are inaccessible due to the coronavirus outbreak resulting in the closure of a number of facilities and car parks.
Below is a list of known inaccessible charge points. Please let us know if you find any other charge points not on this list that are inaccessible, or if any here have since become accessible that you see.
- Bus Station Car Park, Swadlincote
- Chapel Street Multistorey, Derby
- Clifton Leisure Centre
- Djanogly Leisure Centre
- East Midlands Designer Outlet
- Harvey Hadden Sports Village
- Nottingham Tennis Centre
- Racecourse Park & Ride
- Riverside Car Park, Newark
- Saltergate Multi Storey Car Park
- Southglade Leisure Centre
See here for our full list of charge points to find alternatives.