We’re proposing improvements to Bulwell Bus Station as part of our Transforming Cities programme to make using public transport even easier.
Before the pandemic, around 1.1 million passenger trips were made every year from the bus station, and currently more than 600 bus services run through it every day.
Our plans include a better waiting environment, and a new, centralised saw-tooth arrangement for buses. We’ll also be installing new shelters and canopies, along with upgraded real time information signs.
We’re also looking at how we could make the bus station more sustainable by installing either solar panels or wind turbines to power the facilities using renewable energy.
Why are we doing this?
The scheme would have several benefits:
- Improved, safer passenger waiting facilities
- Improved accessibility for wheelchairs
- Improved passenger information
- Improved efficiency for bus operators
- Improved feel and overall environment.
In addition, removing the bus stop infrastructure from the footways to the north and south of the bus station will improve pedestrian flows, while also creating space to add new planting to improve biodiversity.
Have your say
We want to know what you think. Let us know by emailing transport.Strategy@nottinghamcity.gov.uk with your thoughts and suggestions by 31 January 2022.
What happens next?
Following the consultation, we will review the feedback received, before moving to the detailed design stage with a view to work commencing on site later in 2022.
We will work with bus operators to ensure services continue to operate during the works.
This project is part of Nottingham and Derby’s Transforming Cities programme. Working in partnership, Nottingham City and Derby City Councils secured £161 million from the Department for Transport to invest in local transport infrastructure that will improve sustainable transport, support growth, and encourage more low carbon journeys.