Ruddington’s Buses During the COVID-19 Lockdown

Whilst most of us should be avoiding all travel and staying at home during the Coranvirus pandemic, Nottingham City Transport is maintaining a core service on its Green 10 route for key workers from our village and those needing to get by bus to Ruddington’s shops for essential supplies. The Navy 3 is not running until further notice, however you can find and download the current Green 10 timetable >>HERE<<. The company says: “These are uncertain times and we appreciate that lots of you have concerns and questions about how COVID-19 will impact on bus services, your…

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Bus Fare Changes Postponed

In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, Ruddington’s main transport provider has put off all planned fare increases indefinitely. However its Navy 3 service has now been suspended whilst the frequency of its Green 10 buses to and from our village has been reduced. Nottingham City Transport says ‘unprecedented times’ – when buses should now only be used for ‘essential’ travel – prompted it to postpone the rise in fares which should have taken effect from 29th March 2020. All bus, Easyrider, Robin Hood and NCTX Buses app prices are remaining unchanged until further notice –…

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Special Bus Timetables Introduced for Essential Journeys Only

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement that we now should leave home for very limited purposes, coupled with a significant recent decline in bus use, Nottingham City Transport has announced it will dedicate its services to core routes only from Wednesday 25th March 2020. The company says this temporary bus network will focus on getting as many key workers to their jobs as possible and providing access to essential shops and services for those without cars. Whilst even more stringent COVID-19 Coronavirus restrictions remain in place, for Ruddington this means the Navy 3 service will no…

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Ruddington – PLEASE STAY AT HOME!

We are now experiencing the most dramatic change to village life in living memory as part of the global fight against the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. In a move that would have been unthinkable here just weeks ago, the latest UK Government announcement says that, from today (Tuesday 24th March), we should now all remain in our homes other than for buying food, health reasons or essential work. This restriction will last for at least three weeks and is to be enforceable by law – including through fines and…

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Ruddington Play Area Closed by Coronavirus

Rushcliffe Borough Council has has now sealed off the play area at Rushcliffe Country Park until further notice. The closure – which came into force at 3pm today (Monday 23rd March) – is in light of the rapid spread of the potentially lethal COVID-19 Coronavirus across our region. The new restriction is in line with the latest central government attempts to reduce the transmission of the virus. It’s thought the Council’s sudden decision may have been prompted by visitors flocking to our Country Park over a sunny, spring weekend – with…

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Bus Fare Rises Postponed

Ruddington’s main transport provider has announced that it’s putting off all planned fare increases this spring. However service levels on its Navy 3 or Green 10 buses to and from our village will soon have to be reduced in light of the Coronavirus pandemic. Nottingham City Transport says ‘unprecedented times’ have prompted it to postpone the rise in fares which should have taken effect from 29th March 2020. All bus, Easyrider, Robin Hood and NCTX Buses app prices will now remain unchanged until further notice – but the number of buses will temporarily go…

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Coronavirus and Ruddington’s Buses

Ruddington’s main bus operator, Nottingham City Transport, has detailed the current situation with its services in a move to reassure passengers – such as key workers still needing to travel – that its Navy 3 and Green 10 buses will continue to operate as before – at least for the time being. The company says: “These are uncertain times and we appreciate that lots of you have concerns and questions about how COVID-19 will impact on bus services, your travel and what we are doing in response to it. NCT continues…

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Police Appeal After Ruddington Trailer Theft

Nottinghamshire Police have launched an appeal for information following the theft of a trailer in Ruddington on Wednesday. A 2003 registered black and silver two tone Mitsubishi L200 Animal pick-up – similar to the vehicle shown below – was spotted stealing the trailer from a building site at Loughborough Road on Wednesday March 11th at around 6.00pm. The same vehicle was also seen the day before at about 2.45pm in East Leake attempting to steal a caravan from Manor Farm Meadow. Officers say: “This vehicle is distinctive as it has after-market roof bars (unlike…

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‘Factory Flyover’ Continues Railway ‘Reunification’

Volunteers from Ruddington’s heritage railway are celebrating reaching another milestone in its ‘reunification’ project to create an 18 mile train line all the way between our village and Birstall on the outskirts of Leicester. The tracks comprising Ruddington’s Great Central Railway – Nottingham (GCRN) and Loughborough’s Great Central Railway (GCR) are set to be rejoined once the 500 metre gap in the middle is bridged – meaning services will then be able to run between the two for the first time since 1969. So far RUDDINGTON.info has told you about the installation…

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Pole to Pole in Ruddington This Week!

Work to replace the mobile telecommunications mast on Wilford Road – which was originally scheduled to take place almost a month ago – is now set to happen this week. After being delayed by adverse weather following initial groundwork for the new mast and cabinets in January, the fifty foot tall ‘mono-pole’ alongside Wilford Road bordering Ruddington Grange Golf Course is due to be swapped for a new one between Monday 2nd and Friday 6th March. Further traffic delays along the B680 are likely – with two-way traffic lights in use – although contractors are saying the work…

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