About Us

CT4N is the operating arm for Nottingham Community Transport, a small bus company based in Sherwood, Nottingham. CT4N will continue to operate the linkbus services on behalf of Nottingham City Council. 
As a registered charity and limited company we are in an ideal position to fulfil the needs of tendered services both within the City and the County. Operating scheduled bus services for both councils, we have an expanding fleet which now includes the latest technology in the shape of electric vehicles.

CT4N can also provide bus services that are not normally covered by local public transport, therefore if you're a business looking for transport solutions, then why not contact us?

All our drivers hold full PCV licences, enhanced DBS checks and a Certificate of Professional Competence. They are trained to our high standard and issued with a smart company uniform.

Easylink and Group Travel services will remain with the charity arm of our company.

Nottingham Community Transport History from 1979 to current day

Year

1979

Formed as Nottingham Voluntary Transport with 2 wheelchair accessible and 2 standard minibuses. This was based in the car park of Sherwood Community Centre

1982

The concept of Dial A Ride was introduced with another 2 vehicles.

1986

The company moved to the Trent depot at Manver Street due to fuel thefts at the Sherwood Community Centre

1988

Nottingham Community Transport became a limited company and registered charity

1988

Fleet was increased and renewed. Funding was obtained from the lottery and other sources to replace the Dial A Ride Fleet

1989

The company then moved to Medway Street at Lenton where it shared the Social Services depot

1992

The company moved to a unit in Hooton Street

1998

The company moved to its present location at Sherwood Garage

1999

The company operated a full size Bova Futura coach for a year under the Handicruiser brand

2003

Introduction of the first Locallink service under the Mybus brand. Route 801 was Mapperley to Sherwood and this route still operates today as the L8

2004

Up until the tram started in this year, the company operated a wheelchair accessible Park and Ride from the Forest Ground into the City Centre

2005

More Locallink services were introduced (L1, L2, L5 and L6) and the Mybus branding was dropped in favour of Locallink

2008

Route L7 was added to the Locallink network Funding was granted from Age Concern to purchase a Group Hire vehicle

2013

Following the collapse of Premiere Travel service L64 was transferred to Nottingham Community Transport. L33 service was taken over from Nottingham City Transport. Queens Drive Compound was opened to accommodate the growing fleet of electric buses Electric Optare Solo buses were added to the fleet and were introduced on to a number of routes

2014

Group Travel vehicles were upgraded, Medilink services were transferred to Nottingham Community Transport from NHS Trust and electric Optare Versa buses were introduced, the 74, 705 service introduced in Netherfield/Burton Joyce- our first contract for Nottingham County Council. Clifton Shuttle, introduced for the Tramworks in Clifton (service was due to last only 3 months but continued for 18 months). Eventlink introduced on behalf of NET, transferring customers from Tram stop in City to Victoria Embankment. Further electrical buses added to fleet to become Europe’s largest operator of electric buses.

2015

All services ‘Real Time’ 20th year of Sherwood Depot closure Launch of Robin Hood Card Gold award winner in the UK Bus Awards- Environment, alongside Nottingham City Council Service L2 replaced with L22/L23, giving the customer a greater choice in the West Bridgeford area. New Services L3, L4, L9, L12, W1, W2, L73 introduced and 705 to Burton Joyce rebranded to L75. Largest increase in the recruitment of drivers following awards of new services. Nottingham Community Transport join the Kangaroo/Plusbus schemes. New Init ticket machines allowing Real Time functionalities introduced. Dial-A-Ride rebranded as Easylink with new vehicles, booking system and many barriers removed

2016

Further improvements to Medilink service, with more buses early morning and evening. UK Bus awards- Finalists in the category ‘Putting Passengers First’ for Easylink service. £1.00 Robin Hood fares on Nottingham Community Transport As part of the partnership between Nottingham Community Transport, Nottingham City Council and University of Nottingham service L12 becomes a free for all students. MP Lilian Greenwood visited Sherwood Depot to have a look at the Easylink Service Improvements to L1 Service for local schools and residents of Wilford and Silverdale. 13 New BYD Buses delivered as part of the contract for operating Centrelink and Ecolink