The public transport network in Nottingham aims to remove barriers to travel and increase independence for all by working with local transport operators, other agencies and disability groups.

How we have made transport accessible

  • Nottingham’s buses are low-floor and fully accessible, with a wheelchair rear facing space and priority seating
  • 75% of buses have audio and visual announcements, enabling those with visual or hearing problems the confidence to know that they are getting off at the right stop
  • Real time information at bus stops helps customers to feel confident in knowing that their bus will be arriving shortly
  • Raised tactile buttons are located on the bottom right hand corner of timetable cases in the city centre and main routes. These buttons confirm the stop number
  • Large font on the bus stop plates (at the very top of the bus stop pole) to improve visibility for the visually impaired
  • Nottingham offers an Easylink service which provides door to door accessible transport for those that struggle on the main public transport network
  • Independent Travel Training (ITT) offers one to one training from home to school or college for students with special educational needs
  • There are several assistive aids for travel such as alternative formats (large print, braille, audio, different language), Shopmobility, assistance cards and bus number cards
  • TravelSafe is a joint project to promote how to travel on a bus and tram safely and is available for all ages from primary schools to retirement villages
  • Nottinghamshire Safety Education Partnership (NSEP) is a multi-agency approach to safety and works with the Fire and Rescue teams, Police, Ambulance services, RNLI, Road Safety and many more groups to improve knowledge and safety.