Signs Are Looking Good For Centrelink

Signs Are Looking Good For Centrelink

Signs Are Looking Good For Centrelink

The City Council’s free centrelink bus service, that links Broadmarsh and Victoria bus stations, is getting better all the time.

Although the two bus stations are only a 10 to 15 minute walk apart, the cross-town route is busy and can be difficult for the elderly, disabled or parents with pushchairs. The centrelink bus service provides a frequent connection between the city’s main shopping centres and a convenient link to the city centre from the train station, which is nearby to Broadmarsh.

To help make the journey even easier, real time electronic bus information is now displayed in the bus stations and on the route, letting you now know how many minutes away your next centrelink service is. There are now more than 1,000real time display units across the city.

The free centrelink service, which began operating in 2009, operates in partnership with Trent Barton and runs every 10 minutes on weekdays and Saturdays between 7.00am and 7.00pm.

It carries well over 10000 passengers every week and recently passenger numbers topped 2.5m since the service started.

For the last two years the service has been provided by four electric vehicles, with funding for the vehicles provided by the Council’s Workplace Parking Levy and Local Sustainable Transport Fund.

centrelink’s operating costs are exceptionally low compared to diesel equivalents, plus the electric fleet has almost zero emissions, helping to reduce the city’s carbon footprint.

Councillor Jane Urquhart, Portfolio Holder for Transport and Planning at Nottingham City Council, said: “Transport is an essential part of everyday life. The centrelink service links bus stations and shopping centres and provides a boost to the retail sector, by making Nottingham an even easier city to get around. The new electronic real time display units are part of our aim to make planning journeys easier for shoppers, commuters and all other types of bus user. It helps people to choose public transport as their favourite way to get around the city, reduces congestion and improves Nottingham air quality too.”

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