About Nottingham Community Transport
Nottingham Community Transport are a small company based in Sherwood, Nottingham.
Established in 1979, we are a registered charity and limited company, offering services within the City of Nottingham and beyond.
We operate Easylink under contract to Nottingham City Council. Easylink is a door to door service, providing a lifeline to those who wouldn’t or can’t access normal public transport.
Until recently, Nottingham Community Transport used to operate local bus routes under the link bus branding. These services are now operated under our new trading arm CT4N Ltd. If you would like further information, then click here
We also operate Group Travel; this service offers discounted minibus hire to local charitable groups and organisations who may find the conventional route of hiring minibuses unsuitable for their needs or cost is a barrier.
Our Proud History
Nottingham Voluntary Transport Formed
Formed as Nottingham Voluntary Transport with 2 wheelchair accessible and 2 standard minibuses. This was based in the car park of Sherwood Community Centre.
Dial a Ride introduced
The concept of Dial A Ride was introduced with another 2 vehicles.
Move to Trent Depot
The company moved to the Trent depot at Manver Street due to fuel thefts at the Sherwood Community Centre
Limited Company Formed
Nottingham Community Transport became a limited company and registered charity
Move to Medway Street Lenton
The company then moved to Medway Street at Lenton where it shared the Social Services depot.
Move to Hooton Street
The company moved to a unit in Hooton Street.
Move to Sherwood Garage
The company moved to its present location at Sherwood Garage
Full size Bova Futura coach
The company operated a full size Bova Futura coach for a year under the Handicruiser brand
Fleet size increased
Fleet was increased and renewed. Funding was obtained from the lottery and other sources to replace dial a ride fleet
First Locallink service
Introduction of the first Locallink service under the Mybus brand. Route 801 was Mapperley to Sherwood and this route still operates today as the L8
Wheelchair Accessible Park and Ride
Up until the tram started in this year, the company operated a wheelchair accessible Park and Ride from the Forest Ground into the City Centre
More Locallink services
More Locallink services were introduced (L1, L2, L5 and L6) and the Mybus branding was dropped in favour of Locallink
Addition of Route L7
Route L7 was added to the Locallink network. Funding was also secured from Age Concern to purchase a Group Travel accessible vehicle
Queens Drive compound opened
Queens Drive compound was opened to accommodate the growing fleet of electric buses, with deliveries of new Solo buses arriving from UK Manufacturer Optare. Following the collapse of Premiere Travel, Nottingham Community Transport were asked to continue the running of the 64 service, which is now today operating as L64.…
Medilink services transferred
Medilink services were transferred to Nottingham Community Transport from the NHS Trust, which saw the introduction of Optare Versa electric buses operating on the route. We was also successful with our first contract for Nottinghamshire County Council operating services 74 and 705 in the Netherfield and Burton Joyce areas of…
Introduction of new ticket machines
New ticket machines were introduced and real time predictions at the bus stops were now possible for our customers. We were also proud to be announced as Gold Award Winners in the Environment category at the UK Bus Awards alongside Nottingham City Council. In this year, further routes were awarded…
Finalists at UK Bus Awards
Nottingham Community Transport were finalists at the UK Bus Awards in the category ‘Putting Passengers First’ for the Easylink service, which prompted a visit from MP Lilian Greenwood, who was very keen to see the developments with the company and the role we play within the community. Further improvements were…
New Limited Company CT4N formed
The year started with the introduction of Ecolink (formerly Citylink 2) and Centrelink was extended to serve Queens Drive Park & Ride, which replaced the previous Citylink 1 service. Further drivers were required to operate these services and another large recruitment programme was undertaken. Working alongside Space Inclusive based in…