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Looking to the future This will allow you to view your www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/infostrat, local bus stop on a map, and just or can be e-mailed on request by Nottinghamshire County Council is click the stops you want to travel contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. testing other ways of getting from and to – and the planner will information to bus users in the future: work out your journey. A full paper copy can be purchased • In the past we have supplied “real by sending a cheque payable to time” information to bus stop Nottinghamshire County Council for Our policy £10 to the address on the back page. displays (i.e. telling you when the bus will actually arrive, not just the Nottinghamshire County Council scheduled time). We are trialling Nottinghamshire County Council was believes that information on you local recently judged to be in the top 25% of the possibility of real time bus services should be: information about your bus service local authorities nationally in the being texted instead to your mobile provision of public transport information phone. • High quality i.e. reliable and with a public satisfaction rating of 55%. accurate We aim to maintain and improve that • We are introducing audio position, and have a target of achieving information transmitted on • Readily available at all 70% satisfaction by 2006. loudspeakers for the visually stages of the journey impaired at Beeston bus station on What about trains a trial basis, and if successful will • Easy to understand and install it at other bus stations. We available in formats suitable Information about train services is are also looking at the possibility of for those with impaired provided nationally. The best contacts introducing railway station-style vision and those who cannot are: electronic departure boards at bus stations. read English • Comprehensive – covering www.nationalrail.co.uk all local bus services • Free tel: 08457 48 49 50 In July 2003 Nottinghamshire County Contact us Council published its Local Bus Information Strategy, a legally If you find any of the information set enforceable document setting out the out in this leaflet is not available, then standards for public transport please contact us. We will look into it, information that bus operators in the and do our best to help. County must meet. This leaflet is a • We hope to further improve the summary of the strategy. A full copy website journey planner by of the strategy is available on the introducing a map-based option. internet at internet post fax phone email Contacting us www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/buses Public transport information is also available from: For all your local bus information needs Bus & Coach operator travel offices Tourist Information Centres County Contacts Centres Open 0700-2100 hours Nottingham NG2 6BJ Fox Road, West Bridgford, Environment, Trent Bridge House, www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/buses 0115 977 4353 0115 977 4600 email@example.com Bus stations Telephone Internet Libraries ENV/TRANS/09.03/00734 DP&P 2997 2003 September INFORMATION in Nottinghamshire Your guide to LOCAL BUS INFORMATION STRATEGY Using the bus is an ideal way to get around – safe, cheap, and convenient. There are no parking problems, and none of the stress from sitting in a traffic jam. People often say that they would use the bus more often if they knew where to find information about their local services. In fact, there is a huge amount of information available to you - on paper, on the internet, by telephone – and maybe in the future by text to your mobile! Much of it is provided by your local bus operator, though Nottinghamshire County Council has a central co-ordinating role and has recently introduced a set of minimum standards which all bus operators must comply with. We are in the middle of an information revolution, and this leaflet has been printed to help you make the most of it! Why not keep it somewhere handy in your home where you can refer to it when you need to. Further copies are available from the contact number and address on the back page. Service leaflets Information on the internet Touch-screen terminals You can expect For those with access to a computer, Nottinghamshire County Council has a leaflet about all the information you need is installed touch-screen information your local bus available on the internet. The site to terminals, which are free and provide service to be visit is Nottinghamshire County all the information you will need. They available Council’s website are located in the following places in free of www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/buses. and around the County. charge on This has a wide range of facilities • Bassetlaw Hospital (2) board the bus, on including: request from the • Nottingham City Hospital* (4) bus company, or from a range of other • QMC* (2) outlets listed at the back of this leaflet. It should be clear and accurate, and a • Bingham and new leaflet should be available at least Eastwood libraries 2 weeks before any changes to the • Mansfield, Newark, service timetable. If the bus does not Nottingham have one, ask the driver to make sure Broadmarsh* and one is sent to your home address. Worksop bus • A journey planner – just put in stations where you want to go, and when, Area booklets and the planner works out your best • Mansfield and route. It also provides the details Worksop railway Because many and times of the services, and stations different bus includes train travel. It couldn’t be companies may • North Notts easier! College operate in one area, • Timetable information – if you • Hucknall Safeway, Nottinghamshire haven’t got the service leaflet for Newark County Council your local service, simply download Buttermarket, and produces 12 area it from the website Retford Tourist booklets which cover the whole • Other public transport information Information Centre County. These are free, and highly you may need • Trent Bridge House, popular amongst bus users. To obtain • Links to the websites of all the West Bridgford one please go to one of the outlets listed on the back page of this leaflet, main/bus operators in the County, *Jointly funded by Nottingham City Council or contact us using the contact details which can provide more detail listed on the back page. about the services they provide Face to face information & advice • Links to the wider transport website provided by Nottinghamshire Information and advice on local bus Roadside timetable information County Council, with information on services is available from the staff in traffic conditions and much more any of our County Contact Centres, You have the right to expect good, up currently located in Retford (17b The to date information when you reach a Remember - website information is Square), Mansfield (16 Regent Street) bus stop. This includes a clear bus always up-to-date, unlike an old and Sutton (c/o the Library, Idlewells stop “flag” showing which services leaflet which you may have in your Precinct). stop there, and the name of the stop. kitchen drawer. It’s also available day The stop should have a timetable and night, even if you are planning case, with accurate information for all your journey at 4 o’clock in the Information for people with the services which stop there. morning! visual impairment There are nearly 4,000 bus stops in Nottinghamshire, and there is Information on the telephone Nottinghamshire County Council will unfortunately a large backlog in gladly produce large print or Braille providing modern timetable cases and Nottinghamshire County Council and versions of any leaflet on request, free bus stop flags. Nottinghamshire the bus operators jointly fund the of charge. Please contact us using the County Council has started a major Nottinghamshire “Traveline” service, details on the back page. programme to on 0870 608 2 608. This is part of a provide just this, national network of call centres which Information for people who but this will take can provide accurate up-to-date cannot read English several years. information on local bus services However where between the hours of 0700 and 2100. Nottinghamshire County Council will timetable cases Calls are charged at national call also translate leaflets about bus exist, you can rates. services free of charge into other expect the commonly used languages. Again operator to contact us using the details on the display clear back page. information.
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