Late-night and hourly weekday and Saturday bus services between Nottingham, Newark and Fernwood introduced by Vectare
Wheels will start turning on a new hourly and late-night bus service in the new year.
Vectare will be operating a new hourly Monday to Saturday bus service to Fernwood, including evening and late-night buses for the very first time.
The 90 and 90C services will pick up on the Great North Road, on the Tawny Owl side, and run via Balderton to Bay A at Newark Bus Station, then on to Farndon, East Stoke, Bingham and Nottingham.
The new timetable will see fifteen buses a day in each direction.
Fernwood Parish Council chairman, Neill Mison, said: “The parish council has been banging the drum for more buses for Fernwood as one of our election promises and we are delighted that this will become a reality with all day and evening services including on Saturdays starting in January.
“Fernwood is Newark’s fastest growing area with three new housing developments which will grow the parish from 1,200 dwellings to 4,000.
"We are very pleased that the public transport needs of our expanding parish are finally being recognised. And the extension of the £2 fare cap until the end of December 2024 will make the service particularly attractive from a cost point of view.
“Our late former councillor colleague Julia Smith fought hard for more buses for Fernwood and secured our first ever Saturday bus five years ago. I am sure she will be smiling down on us in delight at this exciting news.”
On weekdays the first bus will leave Fernwood at 6.13am and run hourly throughout the day with the new late-night service returning from Newark Bus Station at 11.48pm.
One morning and two afternoon weekday services will also call at Suthers School.
Services on Saturdays will start from Fernwood at 7.20am with the last bus returning from Newark Bus Station at 11.10pm.
The new service will start on Monday, January 8, and the full timetable can be found here.
There are currently no plans for a Sunday service.