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College bus service

West Notts College offers a bus service to all of our students, with 12 routes which cover Mansfield, Ashfield and the surrounding area.

Changes to service - updated November 2018

  • Bus 3 - from Wednesday 14 November 2018, the pick-up times will change to a slightly later time. Please view the bus timetable for the updated times
  • Bus 11A - the pick-up point for Huthwaite is Blackwell Road and not Market Place as stated in the printed bus timetable. You can view this pick-up point by tapping the Route 11A button below.
  • From 7 January 2019, the 6A service will provide only a morning service. From this date, please catch service 3, 6 or 11 dependant on your location.
  • The 9A and 12A will provide a service until 20 December 2018. After this date, please catch service 4, 7, 9, or 12 dependant on your location.

Routes at a glance

The map below shows an overview of the available routes into college via our bus service.

To find your nearest stop, scroll down to our new 'Find your nearest stop' interactive maps and click on your preferred route.

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Abbreviations

DR - Derby Road campus
CC - Construction Centre
EIC - Engineering Innovation Centre

NEW! Find your nearest stop

Our new interactive maps will show you exactly where each bus stop is on each route – so you’ll know where to stand to catch the bus. Don’t forget to signal to the bus driver to let them know you’d like to get on the bus!

Bus timetable

Download our bus timetable which details the times and locations of every stop on every route. Please note, the college bus service operates during term-time only.

Download bus timetable (0.6 mb)

How do I join the college bus service?

Find out more about how you can join this service…

College bus service FAQs

  • Bus code of conduct

    As a passenger on the college bus service you will be representing Vision West Nottinghamshire College. Download a copy of the college bus code of conduct to find out more about acceptable behaviour on our buses.

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

    The college bus service currently costs £100 per student per year, which works out as little as 58p per day during a college year. Students are eligible for free entry onto the college buses if your household income is currently less than £25,000 per year. 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 us on how to ensure you are 'bus ready'. You must wear your college ID card and lanyard on our buses, your ID card will show a blue bus symbol if you have access to the service. A red bus symbol signifies that you do not have access to the service. To gain access to our buses, your ID card will scanned by the bus driver.

  • How do I get to the Construction Centre or the Engineering Innovation Centre?

    If your bus route does not go directly to the Construction Centre or Engineering Innovation Centre, you will need to travel to the Derby Road campus, where connecting buses will take you to these campuses. All our morning buses are scheduled to ensure you have enough time to arrive at these campuses 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 posted to LearnerNet and our Facebook and Twitter pages. So it is a good idea to follow us on social media 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 message from us. It is therefore important that you update your contact details so we have the correct mobile number to contact you on. Information is also placed on the college website, social media pages 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.

  • Can I catch the bus at any bus stop along the route?

    All pick up points are shown on our interactive maps listed above. Please refer to these maps if you are unsure.

Why choose West Notts?

100% A Level pass rate in 2018

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

One of the top colleges in the UK for student satisfaction**

An extensive bus service across Mansfield and the surrounding area

£50m investment in our facilities since 2008

*Value added is a measure of a student’s progress against their starting point
**Learner Exit Survey 2017/18
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