More Skylink express stops for improved airport access
Skylink Express, which connects Nottingham to East Midlands Airport, is getting more bus stops on a redesigned and rebranded route from July 22
The new route will run through the heart of Clifton along Southchurch Drive and call at the NET tram park and ride site, helping local people more easily access the increasing number of jobs at and around the airport.
The route is being rebranded as Skylink and will feature stylish grey and blue low-floor buses with all mod cons, including USB charging at every seat, free superfast 4G WiFi and visual and audio next-stop announcements.
Tom Morgan, director of service delivery at trentbarton, said: “Routing skylink through Clifton to serve more residential areas with four added stops will provide many local people with a quick and comfy way to get to work and back home.
“More than 8000 people already work at more than 80 businesses at and near East Midlands Airport. With thousands more jobs to be created at one of the major employment hubs in the Midlands, it’s time to better connect Clifton’s residents.
“The newly refurbished buses will also have luggage racks for when holiday makers and other travellers are taking to the skies.”
EMA's Managing Director, Karen Smart, says: “I’m delighted that the Skylink is being re-routed to serve more people. One of my priorities is to improve access to the airport, not only to make it easier for passengers to get to and from here but for workers too. The airport site will soon be one of the largest employment sites in the region and the UK’s only co-located air and rail freight hubs. But, for local people to benefit from this expansion, they need to be able to easily access the jobs here. Today’s news is a step in the right direction.”
Customers can track, in real-time, how far away the next bus is from any stop on the network through trentbarton’s helpful app hugo.
The new timetables are at: trentbarton.co.uk/services/skylinkclifton