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About Nottingham Community Transport

History of Nottingham Community TransportNottingham 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

1979

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.
1982

Dial a Ride introduced

The concept of Dial A Ride was introduced with another 2 vehicles.
1986

Move to Trent Depot

The company moved to the Trent depot at Manver Street due to fuel thefts at the Sherwood Community Centre
1988

Limited Company Formed

Nottingham Community Transport became a limited company and registered charity
1989

Move to Medway Street Lenton

The company then moved to Medway Street at Lenton where it shared the Social Services depot.
1992

Move to Hooton Street

The company moved to a unit in Hooton Street.
1998

Move to Sherwood Garage

The company moved to its present location at Sherwood Garage
1999

Full size Bova Futura coach

The company operated a full size Bova Futura coach for a year under the Handicruiser brand
2003

Fleet size increased

Fleet was increased and renewed. Funding was obtained from the lottery and other sources to replace dial a ride fleet
2003

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
2004

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
2005

More Locallink services

More Locallink services were introduced (L1, L2, L5 and L6) and the Mybus branding was dropped in favour of Locallink
2008

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
2013

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.…
2014

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…
2015

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…
2016

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…
2017

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…