COVID Causes Cuts to Our Buses Again

Ruddington’s main public transport operator is citing the rising number of Coronavirus cases and a shortage of bus drivers for its decision to reduce the number of services it will run early in the new year. Nottingham City Transport (NCT) says it will temporarily adopt its Saturday timetable on weekdays from Monday 10th January 2022 – affecting Ruddington’s Navy 3 and Green 10 buses until further notice. Additionally its NightBuses – including the NightBus N48 back to Ruddington in the early hours of Saturday and Sunday mornings – will be suspended. Some good…

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Ruddington’s Christmas and New Year Buses

If you’re intending to catch public transport to and from our village during the festive period, this is what you’ll need to know about our local bus operators. You’ll find below the planned service changes for Ruddington passengers using Nottingham City Transport’s Navy 3* or Green 10C/10X*, Kinchbus 9, CT4N Services 22 & 23 or NottsBus Connect Service 863** over the Christmas and New Year Holidays. However, please note, with staff illness/shortages due to the Coronavirus, it is advisable to check for service updates on their social media sites or by telephoning the bus company. Nottingham…

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Ruddington’s Festive Roadworks

This year villagers and visitors have suffered unprecedented and disruptive roadworks in Ruddington – many of them to facilitate the construction of four major new housing developments on our former village Green Belt. Thankfully things are looking much quieter into the new year. Whilst, of course, Santa and his reindeer can fly over any traffic queues or road closures, no significant Christmas disruption is planned for we terrestrial drivers, either! The current Wilford Road work by BT is off-peak only. The three-way traffic lights originally planned by Severn Trent for…

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Village Centre Roadworks Postponed

In another strange but welcome turn of events, the planned work by Severn Trent Water around Kempson Street, which was due to start today (Tuesday 30th November), has been called off! Ruddington traders and motorists had been dreading more disruption and delays coming, as it was, straight after Cadent had only just completed its over-running gas main repair work. This had closed Wilford Road at Dutton’s Hill for almost two weeks, causing peak time traffic chaos. The new work by Severn Trent is required to provide a new water connection for additional homes (artist’s…

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More Village Centre Roadworks

No sooner has Cadent Gas finally completed its over-running repair work – which closed Wilford Road at Dutton’s Hill for almost two weeks – village centre traders and motorists in Ruddington are immediately facing more potential disruption and delays this week. Yesterday (Monday 29th November) business owners on High Street received a letter of confirmation from Severn Trent that the planned work around Kempson Street is going ahead for three days, from today. This is to provide a new water connection for additional homes (artist’s impression below) being built along there. As…

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Dutton’s Hill Closure Extended!

Motorists, bus users and business owners in Ruddington have expressed dismay on learning that the recent traffic disruption in our village centre will continue for even longer – with emergency gas main work on Wilford Road STILL unfinished. Originally it was planned that two-way traffic signals would suffice whilst Cadent carried out repairs to a fractured gas main under Dutton’s Hill. However, last Wednesday (17th Nov) the busy route was suddenly shut without notice on safety grounds when it was discovered the gas leak was worse than anticipated. That closure was finally due…

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Dutton’s Hill Emergency Closure

Drivers trying to get through Ruddington village centre today faced unexpected delays and diversions – after emergency gas work shut Wilford Road at Dutton’s Hill at around 3pm*. As queues formed around the closure, Nottingham City Transport was forced to divert its Navy 3 service away from Ruddington village centre – leaving passengers stranded at bus stops. Traffic chaos has also been reported along St Mary’s Crescent – as drivers attempted to find their own diversionary route via St John’s Road and the Rufford Road estate. There’s now an important update…

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Ruddington’s November Roadworks

Village residents and drivers have been warned to expect more queues on Wilford Road due to another week of temporary traffic lights – this time for gas work in connection with the new ‘Fairham Green’ housing development. There also further work on Wilford Road for BT cable access – with daytime temporary signals – straight afterwards. Additionally during November, there’s set to be gas work on Kirk Lane, street lamp replacement along Clifton Road, Severn Trent Water work in our village centre, and the usual ninety minute road closure outside St…

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Rise in Ruddington Bus Fares

Village transport operators have revealed a Hallowe’en scare for passengers – fare increases for most of their tickets from this Sunday, October 31st. Ruddington bus users will find the cost of their journeys increasing on Nottingham City Transport (NCT) Navy 3 and Green 10/ 10C/10X routes and on CT4N Services 22 & 23. Both operators say the fare rises are necessary to balance the books against increased operating costs and reduced government COVID funding for the bus industry. For NCT, the fares which change from Sunday 31st October 2021 are: Adults: Now From…

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Roadworks Return to Loughborough Road

Village residents and drivers are being warned to brace themselves for yet more queues on the A60 from this week, whilst further work takes place around the Mere Way roundabout. Whilst there has already been a week of two-way temporary traffic lights outside Balmore Country House – for cabling work in the pavement by the new Pelican Crossing – there are also NEW multi-way signals scheduled for Seven Trent Water roadworks on Loughborough Road over most of this October half-term. Please be aware of other planned work on Kirk Lane, Vicarage Lane and…

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