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On-demand evening bus service comes to Newark

Posted onPosted on 8th Jul

Do you want to hop on a bus and explore central Rushcliffe at your own pace? Or maybe you fancy a night out in Newark without the hassle of driving or parking?

Well, you’re in luck. Nottinghamshire County Council has introduced several new Nottsbus on Demand services across the county.

This includes a new Central Rushcliffe Zone, a Newark evening service, and an expansion to the Mansfield service.

The Newark evening on-demand service runs from Monday to Saturday, 7.30pm until midnight.

The zone includes Newark town centre, Coddington, Balderton, Hawtonville, and Winthorpe.

Passengers can connect to both Newark Caste and Newark Northgate railway stations as well as shops, bars, restaurants, and leisure activities.

The new Central Rushcliffe service runs from Monday to Saturday, from 7am until 7pm, and replaces the 850, 852, 853 and 863 bus services.

It will operate in communities including Colston Bassett, Hickling, Hickling Pastures, Kinoulton, Upper Broughton, Willoughby-on-the-Wolds, Costock, Bunny, Bradmore, Ruddington, Keyworth, and Tollerton. Passengers can also travel into selected points in East Leake, Keyworth, and Cotgrave as well as Gamston Morrisons, to connect to other bus services.

Nottsbus On Demand doesn’t have a fixed route or follow a timetable, meaning that passengers can travel anywhere between bus stops and designated points in the operating zone, where there is not already a scheduled bus service running. Journeys can be booked on an app or phoneline.

Coun Neil Clarke, cabinet member for Transport and Environment at the county council, said: “We are delighted to offer more flexible and convenient travel options for our residents and visitors with the launch of these new Nottsbus on Demand services.

“Whether residents need to access the shops and amenities in the villages of Central Rushcliffe, enjoy a night out in Newark or Mansfield, they can now book a bus ride that suits their schedule and destination.

“Residents no longer have to worry about timetables, routes or parking as they can just use the Nottsbus on Demand App or phone up to select a pick-up and drop-off point in the zone and we’ll do the rest.

“Our Nottsbus on Demand services are part of our commitment to provide accessible, affordable and sustainable transport and we will continue to invest in these services.”

More information about Nottsbus On Demand, including zone maps and operating hours can be found at