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New Fares for Medilink and Centrelink Park and Ride Service

New Fares for Medilink and Centrelink Park and Ride Bus Service from 13 March 2017.

Fares and Tickets

The table below details the proposed fares and tickets for Medilink and Centrelink Park and Ride bus services and are applicable to every stop on both routes:

Single Trips

 

Adult

Under 19

Single trip -  Robin Hood Card (Pay As You Go)

£1.00

-

Single trip - cash

£1.20

£1.00

Group tickets

 

Adult

Under 19

Day Linkbus Group ticket – cash only (Any combination of 5 people, adults or children can travel all day with this ticket)

£3.00

-

Robin Hood Tickets

Robin Hood Season Tickets which can be used on all buses, trains and trams will also be valid on the Medilink  and Centrelink visit  http://www.robinhoodnetwork.co.uk/robin-hood-season-card.html for more information.

Why the Introduction of Fares to the Service is Necessary

Local councils are having to look at several ways of saving millions of pounds each year due to receiving reduced grant funding from central government. Nottingham has been hit more than most by these cuts as we have lost out on £82m over the last four years and we have to achieve £27m of savings in our 2017/18 financial year and a further £19m up to 2020.

Nottingham City Council is looking to protect key services such as children’s centres, tackling crime and anti-social behaviour, maintaining Nottingham as the UK’s cleanest city, protecting children and supporting vulnerable elderly people.

Nottingham has a well-regarded high quality public transport network, operated largely by highly commended local bus and tram operators. The Council also contributes by spending millions of pounds each year on public transport infrastructure, such as bus stops, shelters and real-time electronic timetable displays, whilst also funding the operation of our own Link bus network of bus services, including Locallinks, and Medilink in partnership with Nottingham University Hospitals and Nottingham Community Transport. We also locally fund free travel for concessionary passholders on the tram, from bus P & R sites, and also free peak time travel for disabled city residents.

Do the new fares on the Medilink apply to Concessionary Pass holders?

  • Nottingham city residents possessing a Senior Citycard concessionary pass will be able to use Medilink and Centrelink for free post 0930, including from and to the Park & Ride sites.
  • City residents possessing a Mobility Citycard concessionary pass will be able to use Medilink and Centrelink for free at all times, including from and to the Park & Ride sites.
  • Non-city residents possessing a concessionary pass issued by their local authority (i.e. Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Derby, etc.) may board Medilink and Centrelink for free post 0930 from most points on the route except from the Wilkinson Street or Queen’s Drive Park & Ride sites. Non-city pass holders will be asked to pay an adult fare from the list of available fare options being introduced from 13 March 2017 if they intend to use either Park & Ride site.

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