In the spirit of deregulation? Part II

You can read the original post on Omnibuses here.

Nottingham’s Premiere Travel are adding another new route to their network from 5th September 2010. The Red2 will provide a 20 minute frequency between Nottingham (City Loop), Cotgrave and Cropwell Bishop.

The Red2 launches on the 5th September.

The Red2 will compete with TrentBarton’s established Cotgrave Connection service, although this is routed via West Bridgford town centre, while the Red2 runs direct from Trent Bridge, via the Radcliffe Road. The Red2 will also offer a great improvement in service levels for Cropwell Bishop which currently only sees 2 buses per hour running within a few minutes of each other, provided by TrentBarton on the 22 and Radcliffe Lines.

Unlike Premiere’s other ‘Red’ routes, the Red2 is not being launched off the back of another service, but is to run frequently, with evening (every hour) and Sunday (every 30 minutes) journeys from day one, which is unusual for a competitive service. Full timetables are not yet available, but Premiere are describing the route as the latest ‘phase of their Nottinghamshire expansion’, which suggests there is more to come.

From the same date, the Red1 will start running in the evenings (every 40 minutes) and on Sundays (every 20 minutes). The company are also adding a new morning Radcliffe-Bingham journey to serve Toot Hill School students. In addition, the X9 service to Loughborough is to be extended to serve the Old Market Square in Nottingham, and evening and Sunday services will no longer serve Loughborough University. Finally, more journeys are to be added to the 64 (Lark Hill – Clifton – Nottingham) service.

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