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Last updated: 06th December 2007.

Nottinghamshire Campaign for Better Transport

Tram at dusk
Nottinghamshire Campaign for Better Transport works for transport policies within Nottinghamshire that give greater priority to the environment. These policies should aim towards saving lives and conserving natural resources by: restraining traffic, improving rail and bus services, and making walking and cycling safer and more pleasant. Nottinghamshire Campaign for Better Transport also advocates making maximum use of rail and water for freight traffic.

What we do

Nottinghamshire Campaign for Better Transport was established in 1977 as the Nottinghamshire Transport Group, changing its name in the early 1980s to Nottinghamshire Transport 2000. However, it has always been the Nottinghamshire branch of the Campaign for Better Transport (previously Transport 2000), the national pressure group which campaigns for transport policies that give greater priority to the environment.

Nottinghamshire Campaign for Better Transport is not 'anti-car', rather it campaigns for services which provide an alternative to the car. These include: the provision of adequate public transport services, safe facilities for cyclists and pedestrians, and good public transport information.

As these issues are of concern to other environmental groups, Nottinghamshire Campaign for Better Transport has often run campaigns with other groups, e.g. Friends of the Earth, Rail Future, and the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England.


Public meetings with guest speaker and other social events are held from time to time. Watch out for our publicity.


Annual membership of Nottinghamshire Campaign for Better Transport costs:

£6.00 - individual;
£4.00 - student/OAP/unwaged;
£8.00 - household/voluntary group;
£13.00 - organisations.
Trent Barton bus

Contacting us

Chairman: Dave Thornhill, 3 Shadwell Grove, Radcliffe on Trent, Nottingham, NG12 2ET. E-mail:

Other contacts

Campaign for Better Transport's National Office: The Impact Centre, 12-18 Hoxton Street, London N1 6NG. 020-7613 0743.
We have our own page on the national site:
Derbyshire and Peak District Campaign for Better Transport: Wilf Carey, 129 Spinney Crescent, Toton, Nottingham, NG9 6GE. 0115-973 5792 (home).

Other Local Transport Campaign Groups

No M1 Widening:c/o Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street, Nottingham, NG7 6HX. 0789 626 4519.
Bus Users UK (East Midlands): David Pratt, 175 Chellaston Road, Shelton Lock, Derby, DE24 9EB. 01332-700121
BACIT (Beeston and Chilwell for Integrated Transport) - pro tram group. Steve Barber, 21 Foster Avenue, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 1AE. 0115-922 5806.
CW Yes! - pro tram group for Wilford, Compton Acres, Clifton etc., in support of the CW (Clifton via Wilford) route
Pedals: Hugh McClintock, 162 Musters Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7AA. 0115-981 6206.
Nottingham Friends of the Earth: Nigel Lee, 51 Briadwood Court, Nottingham, NG7 6EW. 0115-978 8059.
CPRE (Campaign to Protect Rural England): Mary Ball, Secretary, Sunnydale, Main Street, Granby, Notts. NG13 9PQ. Email: or:
Womens' Environmental Network: Margaret Vince, 5 Meynell Grove, Sherwood Rise, Nottingham, NG7 7NA. 0115-960 5843.

National Transport Campaign Groups and organisations

Environmental Transport Association Environmental alternative to the other motoring organisations and car breakdown services: 01932 828 882
Freewheelers Nationwide lift sharing club - 0191 222 0090
Living Streets Formerly the Pedestrians Association - 020 7820 1010

Travel Enquiries

General Enquiry Services

TripTimes Plan your journey in Greater Nottingham on Nottingham City Transport bus services and NET Tram services. For all other services go to:
Nottinghamshire County Council Traveline - 0870 608 2 608
Public Transport Customer Services 0115 - 977 4600 (Mon - Fri office hours).
SCB East Midlands Travel and Leisure - a very useful website -
Other areas or ring 0870 608 2 608 and ask to be transferred to the area you are interested in.

Tram and Bus Operators

Most operators, if no number is listed, will expect you to ring the general enquiry service numbers above.
NET - Nottingham Express Transit NTC (Nottingham Tram Consortium) operate NET Line One on behalf of the Arrow Consortium who won the franchise to build and develop the tram system. Customer Services - 0115 942 7777.
Nottingham City Transport Bus timetable enquiries - 0115 9 50 60 70.
Trent Barton Buses Busline - 01332 292200. Customer Services - 01773 712265.
Stagecoach Bassetlaw
First Group Leicester: and other areas:

National Express


Rail timetable and fare enquiries Telephone: 08457 48 49 50.
Timetables, fate and tickets online:
Live arrival and departure boards (this link is for Nottingham station but from there you can go to any GB station):

East Midlands Trains
Cross Country Trains http://
Northern Rail

The Man at Seat 61 Guidance on using rail and ferries to travel to other countries from the UK:
Ffestiniog Travel Excellent agency for rail tickets for travel out of the UK: http://

TravelWatch East Midlands (East Midlands Passenger Transport Users Forum)

The Future

Nottingham Express Transit - extension tram lines in Nottingham 0115 915 6600. or
The Big Wheel - Greater Nottingham's award winning transport plan
Central Railway - a possible new development passing through Notts?

And finally....

Nottingham CAMRA - Many Notts CBT members support the Campaign for Real Ale.