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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15 December 2017
£3 million investment promised for Rossendale bus users as Transdev announces takeover plan for council-owned operator
Bus passengers in Rossendale, Bury and Rochdale could soon benefit from a multi-million-pound investment in new buses after plans were announced today for the local authority-owned bus operator Rosso to join the Transdev Blazefield group of companies.
3 November 2017
Cityzap launches in Leeds
Simply sparkling! That was the reaction last night (Thursday 2 November 2017) when Transdev staged a jaw-dropping VIP launch for its new Cityzap express, which enters service between Leeds and Manchester this Sunday.
31 October 2017
It's the Witchway to spook-tacular fun this Hallowe'en!
It flies faster than a speeding broomstick to the heart of the city of Manchester, and today (Tuesday 31 October 2017) East Lancashire’s Witchway express bus service will be celebrating the spookiest day of the year with treats – not tricks! The fang-tastic team behind the Witchway will be at Burnley bus station giving out a wicked selection of sweets and drinks to make Hallowe’en complete.