New Yourbus registrations in Nottingham City

The following new registrations have been approved:

  1. PB1086799/27 – DUNN MOTOR TRACTION LTD T/A YOUR BUS, HEANOR GATE INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, HEANOR GATE ROAD, HEANOR, DE75 7RJ
    • Registration Accepted
    • Starting Point: Nottingham, Victoria Centre
    • Finish Point: Nottingham, Derby Road
    • Via: Queens Medical Centre
    • Service Number: Y35
    • Service Type: Normal Stopping
    • Effective Date: 27-JAN-2013
    • Other Details: Daily service
  2. PB1086799/28 – DUNN MOTOR TRACTION LTD T/A YOUR BUS, HEANOR GATE INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, HEANOR GATE ROAD, HEANOR, DE75 7RJ
    • Registration Accepted
    • Starting Point: Nottingham, Victoria Centre
    • Finish Point: Nottingham, Ilkeston Road
    • Via:
    • Service Number: Y28
    • Service Type: Normal Stopping
    • Effective Date: 21-OCT-2012
    • Other Details: Daily service.
Both appear to be surprisingly long in the future (the Y35 more than 7 months away!) so we won’t be seeing any timetables in the near future I suspect.

Speculating, I wonder if the Y35 is a city – QMC roundabout service to give a 5 minute headway on that route, and to mitigate some of the bunching due to the delays between QMC and Priory roundabouts where most delays currently occur, and expected delays in Beeston / Chilwell due to tram works? It could of course be a curtailment of some Y36 services, again due to running delays or lack of viability of some journeys. No re-registrations for the Y36 at present, but then again not necessary for changes due in January 2013.

Y28 City – Middleton Boulevard Crown Island? Would therefore suggest going for the Jubilee Campus traffic – the date is slightly after the start of University of Nottingham term start.

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8 thoughts on “New Yourbus registrations in Nottingham City

  1. Welcome back Trentside.
    I noticed these listing and I too am confused by the start dates of these services. I would have thought commercially that you won’t want to give any more than the 56 days notice to ward off any retaliatory action. That said, is this the reason why YourBus have registered so early – to put the cat amongst the pigeons so to speak!
    I also agree with your comments re the Y28 – Yourbus do seem to be targeting the University Students.

  2. Having had a chat to a few people, they seem to reckon it’s a mistake on VOSA, with both routes running the exact same routes as their NCT counterparts, so:

    Y28 Bilborough to Nottingham via Beechdale, Ilkeston Road and Canning Circus

    Y35 Bulwell to Nottingham via Cinderhill, Broxtowe, Strelley, Bilborough, Wollaton Vale, Lenton Abbey, QMC and Canning Circus

    • This really wouldn’t surprise me at all. When all said and done Y36 and Y100 were duplicates, and whilst Y81/82 were initially following the tram route, they ultimately converged on the 68/69 routes.

      Since the Yourbus management also cut their teeth at Rotala (which also has a preference for duplicate routes), this seems all the more likely.

      It would be interesting to see what the ambition here is, because the 35 in particular is a lightly loaded daytime service, yet frequent, and it may also cannibalise existing Y36 passengers between city and QMC.

  3. It’s time that this parasitic your bus mob cleared off! I don’t have a problem with new route start ups,but when they simply duplicate a route that NCT has spent tens of thousands of pounds developing they are parasitic and do nothing but cause even more congestion in an already bus choked city.

    • Yourbus are quite entitled to operate a competitive service on any route they choose. Ever heard of deregulation? NCThad better watch out because it won’t be long before they have Rotala to contend with when Yourbus will eventually be taken over by this organisation

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