Friday 14 June 2024
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Trent Barton buses return to Broad Marsh bus station

Trent Barton is heading back to Nottingham’s Broad Marsh and will begin running its services to and from the new bus station from Sunday October 2.

Buses on several trentbarton routes departed for the final time from the old Broad Marsh in July 2017.

From next month the new station will welcome buses and customers from skylink Nottingham, skylink express, rushcliffe villager, mainline, the Keyworth, the cotgrave and its sister operator’s Kinchbus 9.

More than 250 trentbarton and Kinchbus services a day will call at the modern, bright and airy bus station on Canal Street.

trentbarton and Kinchbus managing director Jeff Counsell said: “We’re very excited that Broad Marsh will once again be a destination for our customers and their drivers.

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“It will have been worth the wait as the new bus station is a fantastic environment that should encourage more people to leave their cars at home and travel into and out of the city by greener, relaxing and traffic busting buses.”

The solar-powered bus station is at street level under the new 1,200 space Broad Marsh car park. Nottingham’s new Central Library will open in the regeneration development next summer.

Councillor David Mellen, leader of Nottingham City Council, said: “We’re really pleased to welcome trentbarton to the new Broad Marsh bus station and are sure that passengers will notice a huge difference from the last time they got off buses here five years ago.

“They will benefit from a range of modern facilities, including seating areas, electronic display information, customer toilets and 24/7 security services. 

“The area, including nearby Sussex Street, has been transformed into a modern, welcoming space and we look forward to the next stage in the wider redevelopment of the Broad Marsh site.” 

trentbarton’s staff will also be moving into the new Broad Marsh from Karlsruhe House on Queen’s Bridge Road, with internal spaces currently being fitted out for the team.

•  Major award for Broad Marsh Car Park, Bus Station and Central Library development


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