August 31, 2018, by Grace S
Public Transport: Your New Best Friend
Nottingham is a great city to live in and as a person who does not drive the amazing public transport links are a massive perk. In 1st year it is definitely not worth bringing a car to university as in halls you are very close to all of your lectures and it is difficult to park.
Trams – NET
There are two tram stops at the bottom of campus; one near Broadgate Park and West Entrance, one near South Entrance. These are on a line that runs through Beeston to the University then to Dunkirk all the way to the city centre and train station. If you get a free Student Mango card the tram is only £1 each way making it so easy to get into the centre or for the train! Personally, the tram is my favourite way of getting around.
36/34 Bus – NCT
The 36 bus also runs from Beeston, where some students (including me) choose to live, into Nottingham city centre. This line runs along the top side of the campus stopping near the sports centre and north entrance before heading to Jubilee Campus. The 34 bus does the same route but starts near Portland Building on campus. This line is the most popular as it stops multiple time in Lenton, the other main student living area. NCT also offer a yearly bus pass through the university for unlimited travel which is great for if you are living in Lenton. If you don’t have the bus pass then it is £1.50 each way
Indigo Bus – Trent Barton
The Indigo also runs from Beeston to the City Centre. However this route runs along the south side of campus stopping near the arts centre before rejoining the 36 bus route at the Queens Medical Centre. The Indigo also uses the mango card and is £1.50 per journey.
Public transport in Nottingham also easily allows you to get around on a day to day basis as well as getting to sporting events at Trent Bridge, concerts at the Motorpoint Arena, and special occasions such as Goose Fair at Hyson Green.