From 3rd May, local residents will find it a little easier to take Sunday visits to one of the best parks and visitor attractions in the region.
Nottingham City Transport (NCT) is extending its popular number 10 service to include Rushcliffe Country Park and the Great Central Railway Nottingham (GCRN) near Ruddington.
It will drop off and pick up passengers every 30 minutes on Mere Way, right outside the main entrance. This greatly improves weekend access to these neighbouring venues, as currently no buses travel to either on Sundays.
NCT marketing manager, Anthony Carver-Smith, said: “Rushcliffe Country Park and the Great Central Railway are fantastic places to visit, especially as the summer approaches and the weather begins to improve.
“Many of our passengers either don’t have cars, or don’t always want to drive at the weekends, so we were happy to extend our number 10 service to make sure they don’t miss out on these great attractions.”
As an added bonus, NCT passengers who have travelled using a Grouprider ticket will also receive a 20% discount on the cost of a family ticket to the Great Central Railway.
GCRN director Phil Stanway is hoping the extended number 10 and ticket discount offers will boost visitor numbers. GCRN is a not-for-profit organisation, entirely staffed by volunteers with all funds raised used to preserve Railway and Transport Heritage.
“We are delighted that local people will now get the chance to take the bus to the train,” he said. “Nottingham City Transport is providing an excellent service which I’m sure will make a huge difference to our visitor numbers over the summer.
“They’re playing a part in helping us protect our Railway and Transport tradition for future generations and we’d like to thank them for their support.”