#AYearOfBuses 100: Pathfinder Southwell – Nottingham

Southwell 100

We made it! It’s day 100 here on #AYearOfBuses – and we’re taking a trip along one of the Midlands’ most scenic bus routes. As you can imagine, there’s no shortage of contenders for day 100 of our series, but Nottingham City Transport’s Pathfinder 100 is one of our all-time favourite bus routes. There’s an […]

#AYearOfBuses 35: Bulwell – Nottingham

Orange 35

Day 35 takes us to Nottingham for a route steeped in history – and one of Nottingham City Transport’s longest routes. Orange Line 35 passes through or near no less than 12 of Nottingham’s Domesday communities, the site of a Roman Fort, and the world’s first known railway, built in 1603-4 to carry coal from Strelley […]

Are you a ‘bus person’?

Photo courtesy of Nottingham City Transport

Behold! Something very, very strange is happening in cyberspace. Finally, roughly ten years after the rest of the world discovered the joys to be had from emoji and selfies, it appears that a number of bus companies have finally started to plough some financial resource into digital content creation. Sadly though, throwing money at social for the […]

Reviewed: NCT’s ‘big orange’!

Orange Line 36-branded 628 (YN14 MUW) pulls off the QMC roundabout with a short working for Beeston

It’s launch day for the new Scanias on Nottingham City Transport’s flagship route 36, so we’ve been to have a nosey at their new toys! As we reported back in January, NCT has taken delivery of 40 Alexander Dennis Enviro400-bodied Scania N230UDs for several of its Go2-branded routes across the city. Monday 3 March saw […]

Nottingham City Transport gets first Enviro400s

NCT Scania N230UD/Enviro400 604 (YP63 WFD). Image credit: BMB15 on Flickr.

Nottingham City Transport has begun rolling out its fleet of Enviro400-bodied Scania N230UDs, the first of their type for the company. As noted in transportdesigned‘s interview with Marketing Manager Anthony Carver-Smith back in April 2013, these vehicles are something of a first for the UK, too – they’re officially the first full-height, Enviro400-bodied Scanias in Britain! […]

Nottingham City Transport: driving people onto buses

NCT OmniDekka 931 (YT61 FFU) loading on Parliament Street - and proudly showing off NCT's recent successes!

  Nottingham City Transport (NCT), winner of the coveted UK ‘Bus Operator of the Year’ 2012 award and topper of many-a Passenger Focus survey is industry-renowned for driving up quality. Transportdesigned investigates NCT’s recent success, and speaks to the operator’s Marketing Manager, Anthony Carver-Smith. As you’ll no doubt have heard, NCT boasts outstanding customer satisfaction […]

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