Trial of new free evening bus service to Lenton and Beeston

October 17th, 2023

A new evening bus service is being trialled throughout winter 2023/4.

To make it easy for student to get back home to Lenton and Beeston during the darker winter evenings, a free evening hopper bus service is being trialled which will stop at libraries and other key locations on both University Park and Jubilee campuses.

The new 906 bus route will operate daily throughout term time from 28 October 2023 – 28 March 2024.

The hopper will leave from George Green Library every hour from 7.30pm – 10.30pm and will serve bus stops across University Park, Jubilee Campus, Lenton and Beeston, including stops close to the university’s libraries.

For students based at Sutton Bonington, the 901 hopper bus runs from University Park to Clifton, Sutton Bonington Campus and Kegworth throughout the evening with the last bus leaving just after midnight.

The full timetable will be available on the Hopper Bus webpage from 28 October. Students are encouraged to try the bus service during the trial period and to share their feedback.

Stephen McAuliffe, Deputy Registrar said, “This is something our students have said is important to them so we want to put this service on and work with the SU to see how it is used; helping ensure our students can travel and feel safer heading back late at night.”

Poppy Read-Pitt, SU Community Officer commented: “With the approach of winter comes shorter days and often tighter finances, with our student population feeling no relief from the ongoing cost of living crisis.”

“The university’s new 906 hopper bus service, which visits two of our most popular student areas, ensures that feeling safer during the longer evenings comes at no cost to our students.”

Guidance for students on personal safety and the Safer Taxi Scheme can be found on the Living in the community webpages.

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October 17th, 2023 at 3:14 pm

James Gardner

Is this service also available to staff?

October 18th, 2023 at 1:52 pm

Cyrus M

Hi James. This service is the same as other Hopper bus services, so staff are welcome to use it as well as students, using their staff ID card. Thanks.

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