In response to the withdrawal of Nottingham City Transport’s Navy 2 bus service from Summerwood Lane and wider changes to the Clifton Bus network. Nottingham City Council in partnership with Nottingham Community Transport and local councillors have worked together to realign the existing L64 bus service at no extra cost, to ensure that the residents of Summerwood Lane retain a direct bus link to local amenities, the city centre and QMC hospital. The service will be operated with one of Nottingham’s 58 electric buses which not only save the council money through reduced operating costs but also help to the improve the city’s air quality and provide quiet public transport within built-up residential areas. The L64 operates Monday to Saturday, 9.30 -15.30, with single trips for an adult at £1 and for children at £0.50.
Councillor Nick McDonald, Portfolio Holder for Business, Growth and Transport at Nottingham City Council said “Our Linkbus network provides vital links from residential areas to shops, health centres, leisure facilities and community centres. The small size of these buses means that they can access smaller streets and, therefore, provide a service to those communities which would otherwise be isolated from the transport network. We’re pleased that we’ve been able to realign the L64 bus service to serve this area of Clifton.”
Ian Combellack, General Manager at Nottingham Community Transport said “I’m really pleased that we’ve been able to work with the City Council to amend the existing L64 service in Clifton, to enable us to serve both Pastures Avenue and Summerwood Lane, maintaining a valuable link both within Clifton Estate and to the City Centre, as well as providing a new link to the Queen’s Medical Centre.”