Latest Mansfield and Ashfield transport news

Trent Barton would like your views on proposals to alter the 9.3 and 90 routes in the Kirkby, Pinxton and Selston areas.

Under the proposals the 9.3 would no longer serve Kirkby Cross, but would still serve Pinxton. It would travel direct from Sutton to the East Midlands Designer outlet and then visit Pinxton before proceeding to South Normanton.

This would provide a half hourly link between Pinxton and the Outlet.

The 90 route would become the 9.4 and would keep the same route except that it would return to the Station Road route in Selston and also call at the Outlet.

Customers travelling between Selston and Kirkby will have a slightly longer journey time as buses run to and from the East Midlands Designer Outlet via Pinxton (Toll bar). The new 9.4 would also be extended to Derby City Centre.

For full details of the proposals go to www.trentbarton.co.uk. To comment on these proposals, contact trent barton on 0808 100 1144 by 22nd July between 10am and 4pm or send an email to haveyoursay@trentbarton.co.uk.

Other bus service changes

Certain late afternoon journeys between Pinxton and Alfreton as well as the 07.38 Pinxton to Alfreton Saturday journey on the 331 Alfreton to Selston and Nottingham service, operated by Doyles, will be withdrawn from 24th July.

The Black Cat Sunday evening service operated by TM Travel will be withdrawn as from 24th July.

Service 9 Mansfield to Worksop service operated by Veolia will be withdrawn completely as from the end of July. The only way to reach Worksop directly from Mansfield by public transport from August onwards will be by the Robin Hood Line trains (Mondays to Saturdays only )

For all bus enquiries, phone the traveline on 0871 200 22 33

On the trains

East Coast Trains are offering a range of two for one admission tickets for a variety of attractions in the London area. For more information just go to www.eastcoast.co.uk and look for 2FOR1 London offers. You can print off your vouchers and present them with your train tickets at your chosen venue.

East Midlands Trains are offering first class returns to London from £34. Just go to www.eastmidlandstrains.co.uk

For all rail timetable enquiries phone 08457 48 49 50