Buses and coaches
If people take the bus rather than drive in their individual cars then we all benefit from cleaner air, buses have the common conception of dirty exhausts.
The important consideration is that the per-mile emissions are significantly lower for bus travel than for car travel. This occurs because of a simple reason, the bus carries more people.
Other benefits also follow. If we used the bus, then less parking spaces would need to be developed and maintained. This leads to savings in public money or your employers money. Fewer car parks also means less developed land and that the waterways have less strain on them in dealing with storm run-off. It all leads to reduced congestion.
There is a good local bus service and access to the national bus network if you need to get away on the cheap. Below is a selection of local services.
New bus service between Nottingham and Loughborough University. It in part replaces the old Arriva 99 service that ran between Nottingham and Coalville. The service takes 45 minutes from Nottingham Broadmarsh to the University (stopping both at Cayley Gates and near the West entrance to the university), and for regular travellers costs only £15 a week.
- skylink - Every 30 minutes during the day, hourly all night (Loughborough - East Midlands Airport - Derby)
- Service 2 - Every 30 minutes (Loughborough - Barrow - Sileby - Birstall - Leicester)
- Service 5 - Every 30 minutes (Ravensthorpe Drive - Town Centre - Hazel Road Estates)
- Sprint - Every 10 minutes (University - Town Centre - Train Station)
- Sprint Shuttle - Holywell Park - East Park shuttle timetable»
- Services 11 and 12 - Every 15 minunte (Thorpe Acre - Town Centre - Shelthorpe)
Service 127 - Every 10 minutes (Leicester - Quorn - Loughborough - Shepshed)
indigo - Hourly (Nottingham - Long Eaton - Loughborough)
Service 4 - Every 30 minutes (Loughborough - Shepshed)
Service 3 (Hourly) (Town Centre - Tynedale Road)
Some simple guidance for your safety and comfort:
- Look after your bags carefully, keep an eye on them
- Beware of pickpockets, do not put your wallet in your back pocket
- Check timetables to limit your waiting time
- Ensure that you remain in well lit areas around bus stops
- When travelling at night try and arrange to be met.