Greater Nottingham Bus Strategy

Over the past 15 years, Nottingham City Council, Nottinghamshire County Council and bus operators have invested significantly in our bus network. By collaborating and working together, the Greater Nottingham area has been able to deliver some of the United Kingdom’s best bus services.

Improvements to our public transport network have included:

  • Investing in zero and low emission buses
  • Retrofitting exhaust systems on our diesel buses to make them cleaner
  • Introducing digital ticketing, the Robin Hood card and contactless payments to provide integration between buses and tram
  • Delivering an upgrade to real time public transport information
  • Maintaining priority for buses through a network of bus lanes and also at traffic lights

In Greater Nottingham, we like to keep moving forward. Despite a network that currently delivers much of the ambition of National Bus Strategy and objectives of the Bus Service Improvement Plan initiative, our journey is one of continuous improvement.

Our Enhanced Partnership runs from 2022 through to 2032. It sets out an ambitious, achievable and focussed programme of projects. This programme will enhance the standing of Nottingham’s bus system as one of the best in the UK. The plan and scheme will deliver a strong, balanced partnership, designed and owned by Nottingham’s bus operators and Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County Council, that will deliver bus services for, not to passengers.

By working together Nottingham City Council, Nottinghamshire County Council and bus operators will deliver a balanced bus network, which will result in:

  • Bus priority measures
  • An improved passenger experience
  • Vehicle enhancements and investment
  • Advanced real time travel information at stops and on the web
  • Protection and upgrades of bus interchange facilities
  • Funding bids to Government to support improvement

See below for the Enhanced Partnership Plan and Scheme, which is complimented by the Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP).