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College bus service

West Notts offers a college bus service to all of our students with 12 routes across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

College bus service routes and stops

With 12 bus routes across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, the college bus service has plenty of stops available to you. Don’t forget to signal to the bus driver to let them know you’d like to get on the bus!

Changes to service - Monday 19 September 2016

  • The 6A bus will no longer pick up students at Hucknall, Newstead and Annesley, will all passengers on this route now catch the number 6 bus which runs at a slightly earlier time.
  • The 6A bus now collects students at Kirkby and Sutton.
  • The 6A bus has been added to the Sutton collection points and will now pick up students at the Sutton Staff of Life departing at 8:20am.
  • The 6A bus will now pick up students at Kirkby opposite the Nags Head 5 minutes earlier at 8:15am.
  • Students who catch the bus at Blidworth and Ravenshead will now be able to catch the 12A bus which has been added to this route departing Blidworth (Tesco) at 8:15am and Ravenshead (end of Summercourt Drive) at 8:20am.
  • Students who caught the 12A bus at Barringer Road will have to catch the number 9A bus at Ravensdale shops.
  • South Normanton on Wednesday and Thursdays only, college will provide a mini bus to take the overspill students from the number 3 bus to college this bus will run up to October half term only.

College bus service timetable

You can also download a bus timetable which details the times and places of every stop for every route.

Download bus timetable

The college bus service operates during term-time only

College bus service FAQs

  • Bus code of conduct

    As a passenger on the college bus service you are a representative of Vision West Nottinghamshire College. Download a copy of the college bus code of conduct to find out more about behaviour on the buses.

  • How much does it cost to travel on the college buses?

    The college bus service currently costs £85.00 per student for the year, which works out as little as 48p per day during the college year. If your household income is currently less than £25,000 per year, students are eligible for free entry onto the college buses. For more information please contact the customer enquiries team on Freephone 0808 100 3626.

  • How do I become bus ready?

    Once you’ve applied for college and you have a place agreed, you will receive information from the college in May 2015 on how to ensure you are bus ready. You must wear your college ID and lanyard on the college bus service, your ID card will have an orange bus symbol which allows you access to the service or a red bus symbol to signify, you do not have access to the service. This ID will be used to scan and gain entry to the buses and will also be used across college to access further services.

  • How do I get to the Construction Centre (Station Park) or Engineering Innovation Centre?

    If your bus route does not go directly to these campuses, you will need to travel to the Derby Road campus, where connecting buses will take you to your destination. All morning buses are scheduled to ensure you have enough time to travel and connect for a 9am start time.

  • Where can I receive information on bus updates?

    As well as this page, information on bus routes, timetables or diversions will be uploaded to Moodle. The information will also be shared via our Facebook and Twitter pages, so it is a good idea that you follow us on these networks to keep up-to-date with the latest information.

  • What happens on snow days?

    In the event of a snow day, you will receive a text update from college. It is therefore important that you update your contact details so the college has the correct number to contact you on. Information is also placed on the college website, social media and local radio.

  • What can I do while waiting for my bus?

    If your lessons finish early and you need to find something to do whilst waiting for a bus, there are plenty of opportunities at college. Why not take up some volunteering? Spend some time with the Students’ Union or try one of the sporting activities available? There’s also dedicated computer zones and the LRC if you’re looking for somewhere to study.

Why choose West Notts?

Best college for A Levels value added* in the East Midlands

£50m investment in our facilities since 2008

In the top 10% of all providers nationally for apprenticeships

Second for vocational value added* in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire

90% of students move into a positive destination

*Value added is a measure of a student’s progress against their starting point
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