The Mobile Travel Centre

NCT Launches a Bus with a Difference

15 October 2009

Nottingham City Transport’s latest bus takes to the streets this week – but it’s a bus with a difference that will certainly stand out from the rest!

The inside of the bus has been completely transformed, thanks to some excellent in-house work by NCT’s Engineering Department, with the seats removed and replaced by a purpose built counter and all the equipment needed to issue and renew Easyrider Citycard smart cards, that offer unlimited bus and tram travel from less than £1 per day.

The Mobile Travel Centre will visit local town centres and colleges across the city on 3 days per week to bring Nottingham City Transport closer to the communities served by the bus network. This new facility, partly supported by Nottingham City Council, offers customers a more convenient way to buy and renew discounted Easyrider Citycard travel cards closer to home, work or college and avoids the need to come into the busy Travel Centre in the City Centre.

As well as offering Easyrider Citycard issues and renewals, the bus also carries every NCT bus timetable and two dedicated on board Consultants are at hand to answer any query, question or enquiry about Nottingham City Transport.

Beeston Town Centre will be the first destination for the Mobile Travel Centre on Friday 16th October 2009, between 10am and 4pm and the bus will then make regular visits to Arnold, Bulwell, Beeston and Clifton town centres each week. NCT will also visit West Bridgford Library every week on Thursdays.

In addition, the Mobile Travel Centre will also be visiting both the Clifton and West Bridgford campuses of South Nottingham College, which will help students top up their smart cards on site before lectures and whilst at South Nottingham College, the bus will also be open to local residents of West Bridgford and Clifton East too.

Anthony Carver-Smith, NCT Marketing Manager commented, “We’re absolutely delighted to launch our Mobile Travel Centre this week, which allows us to offer customers a much more convenient way of topping up their Easyrider Citycard near to where they love, work or study.”

The Mobile Travel Centre will operate to the following timetable until Christmas – come along and talk to us, top up your Easyrider Citycard or pick up a timetable.


  • Arnold Town Centre, near Arnold Market, 10am – 4pm
    Fridays: 23rd October, 6th November, 20th November, 4th December, 18th December
  • Beeston Town Centre, near Beeston Square, 10am – 4pm
    Fridays: 16th October, 30th October, 27th November, 11th December
  • Bulwell Town Centre, near Bulwell Market, 10am – 4pm
    Tuesdays: 27th October, 10th November, 24th November, 8th December, 15th December
  • Clifton, Leisure Centre, 10am – 4pm
    Tuesdays: 20th October, 3rd November, 17th November, 1st December
  • South Nottingham College, Clifton, 8.30am – 9.30am
    Tuesdays: Every Tuesday 3rd November until 15th December inclusive
  • South Nottingham College, West Bridgford, 8.30am – 10am
    Thursdays: Every Thursday 22nd October until 17th December inclusive
  • West Bridgford Library (inside), 11am – 4.30pm
    Thursdays: Every Thursday 22nd October until 17th December inclusive

    NCT will be looking for more sites in 2010 and customers with any suggestions about future locations, should contact the NCT Travel Centre on 0115 950 60 70.