Tuesday 23 July 2024
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Axed Nottinghamshire bus service goes out to tender

Following the County Council-led meeting with Trentbarton last week (11 July) the council will now be running an exercise with local bus operators to tender for a replacement service for the 141. Nottinghamshire County Council will further subsidise this service.

Councillor Neil Clarke MBE, Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment said: “We know how valuable this service is to local people and we want to make sure there is a reliable option for people who wish to travel.

“The Council is looking to use its transport funding from the Government which is there to support local bus operators to get back on their feet post the pandemic and, to also encourage more people to come back or start using public transport.

“We are intending to make this investment over the next 12 months to make sure a route is available for people to use. but I would encourage local people to make full use of the service as it will be reviewed at the end of the 12-month period.”

The County Council is now working with local transport operators to put out a tender for this route and the aim is to have the service up and running on 5 September 2022.

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Councillor Clarke added: “We always listen to local people and where we can, we will always intervene. Nottinghamshire already supports around 80 bus services across the county at a cost of around £4.1m. Reliable, effective public transport is a priority for this council.”

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