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New bus lane opens on the A610 in Nottingham

A Transforming Cities funded project designed to cut public transport journey times and relieve pressure at a pinch point on the A610 is complete.

Works at and around Cinderhill Island began in spring 2023 with the aim of improving bus journey times and improving the area for pedestrians and cyclists.

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Nottingham City Council says that residents, bus passengers and drivers can now enjoy the benefits of:

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  • A new 24-hour bus lane – passengers on trentbarton’s Rainbow One should see the benefits of more reliability and improved journey times for this and other northbound bus services.
  • A safer road for all users with the speed limit lowered from 50mph to 40mph in certain zones
  • A new quiet cycle route provided along Nottingham Road as well as a new bus and cycle lane southbound between Nuthall Bypass and Nottingham Road
  • Improved pedestrian crossing facilities at the junction of Bells Lane and Cinderhill Island
  • A new dedicated right hand turn lane on Nuthall Bypass approaching Cinderhill Island

This scheme builds on existing improvements made along the A610 bus corridor. These include the upgraded digital public transport information at bus stops and traffic light priority for late running buses as part of a package of bus service improvement measures being delivered as part of the Transforming Cities Fund Programme.

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Councillor Angela Kandola, Nottingham City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Highways, Transport and Planning, said,

“Nottingham people need fast, affordable, reliable bus service and bus priority lanes like this one are crucial to delivering on that goal. I’m pleased that this project to improve journey times, pedestrian and cyclist experience and safety for everyone is now complete.”

Nottingham City Council is committed to working alongside trentbarton and all our city partners to speed up travel times, reduce traffic on our roads and make streets safe.”

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Tom Morgan, trentbarton Managing Director said: “It’s great to see bus priority measures being introduced in Nottingham. This new 24-hour bus lane will really benefit our rainbow one customers who can expect to see improved journey times and better reliability.”

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