Nottingham City Transport (NCT) is the largest municipal bus operator in England, providing over 80 per cent of the bus services in the Greater Nottingham area. The Company was established over 125 years ago and has developed and grown, becoming Nottingham City Transport Limited when the bus industry was deregulated in 1986. NCT now carries over 1 million passengers per week on a fleet of more than 540 buses.
Sharing Best Practice
Transdev became an 18 per cent shareholding partner with Nottingham City Council, the majority owner of NCT, in May 2000. Since then the company has worked successfully with the Council to bring its skills, international experience and best practice to the business.
In September 2001 NCT launched its new simplified network. Now 85 per cent of Nottingham residents have a frequent daytime service to the city centre within 400m of their home. The new network provides more reliable and frequent services, revised routes, new buses and improved customer care and communications.
Investment and Innovation
NCT has invested £23 million on a modern low floor bus fleet and pioneered a 'next bus' text message service and the largest smartcard fare system in the UK outside of London, with over 60,000 regular users.
NCT's goal is to provide all Nottingham residents with a viable and desirable alternative mode of transport to the car within the city area. NCT has proudly worked in partnership with Nottingham City Council and Transdev since 2001.
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23 March 2017
Yorkshire's Pioneering Cityzap Bus Carries 250,000 people in its first year
Cityzap, Transdev's intercity express bus service linking York and Leeds, has carried a quarter of a million passengers in its first year.
27 February 2017
Renault-Nissan Alliance and Transdev to jointly develop driverless vehicle fleet system for future public and on-demand transportation
The Renault-Nissan Alliance and Transdev Group have agreed to jointly explore development of mobility services with fleets of electric driverless vehicles for public and on-demand transportation.
9 February 2017
Happy passengers across the north give a big thumbs up to Transdev's booming buses
Happy passengers across Yorkshire and Lancashire have given a huge thumbs up to Transdev’s new and revitalised bus services.