12 May 2023
Following the withdrawal of trentbarton’s Sutton Bonington and Loughborough leg of skylink Nottingham, the county council has introduced a number of fixed peak time journeys between the two towns for a trial period.
The new Nottsbus Connect Service 866 will be operated by Centrebus on behalf of the council and will run Monday to Saturday, connecting Sutton Bonington, Zouch, Hathern and Loughborough.
The service will start on 15 May and will follow the timetable below:
Sutton Bonington Campus to Loughborough Mon - Sat
SUTTON BONINGTON, University of Nottingham Campus 0710 0750 1610 1710
Sutton Bonington, College Road, Agricultural College 0712 0752 1612 1712
Sutton Bonington, Main Street, St Annes Lane 0715 0755 1615 1715
Zouch, Main Street 0720 0800 1620 1720
Hathern, Derby Road, Shepshed Road 0723 0803 1623 1723
LOUGHBOROUGH, Swan Street 0730 0810 1630 1730
Loughborough to Sutton Bonington Campus Mon - Sat
LOUGHBOROUGH, Swan Street 0730 0830 1640 1740
Loughborough, Greenclose Lane 0731 0831 1641 1741
Hathern, Derby Road, Shepshed Road 0738 0838 1648 1748
Zouch, Main Street 0741 0841 1651 1751
Sutton Bonington, Main Street, Pasture Lane 0745 0845 1655 1755
Sutton Bonington, College Road, Agricultural College 0749 0849 1659 1759
SUTTON BONINGTON, University of Nottingham Campus 0750 0850 1700 1800
Councillor Neil Clarke MBE, Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment at Nottinghamshire County Council, said:
“I’m delighted that we have been able to set up this new service in such a short space of time.
“We realise how important the peak time journeys are for local commuters, students and the community. By looking at demand, and linking up with existing bus services, we can provide people in Nottinghamshire with the transport they need while offering the best value for money.”
“The new Nottsbus Connect Service 866 will also link up to our new Nottsbus on Demand service covering West Rushcliffe, giving local people more choice as to when and how they travel.”
The County Council currently spends £4.1 million supporting local bus services, whilst also investing in green buses and infrastructure.