Nottinghamshire County Council seeks alternative arrangement to replace Fosseway Flyer Newark to Nottingham bus service

A replacement operator is being sought for a town-to-city bus route after the current company announced its withdrawal from service.

Marshalls of Sutton on Trent announced that it was canceling its provision of the 90 and 90A Fosseway Flyer bus service between Newark and Nottingham city center as the service had not become commercially viable again after the pandemic.

The route, which links Newark and Nottingham via Balderton, Fernwood and Farndon with 14 buses in each direction daily, was supported by government funding during the pandemic, but this is coming to an end, with the company revealing it can only cover the costs. for the route with financing.

A Marshalls of Sutton on Trent Fosseway Flyer at the Newark bus station.

It also has the support of Nottinghamshire County Council, which the authority has confirmed will continue for any new operators found for the route.

A Nottinghamshire County Council spokesperson said: “Sutton-on-Trent sheriffs gave county council advance notice of their intention to cancel the 90 and 90A and county council have since engaged with the local bus operators to find alternative provision.


“The council will continue to support the route as agreed by the Cabinet member for transport and the environment on February 6 to ensure the important bus connection between Newark and Nottingham, which serves multiple communities, is maintained.”

Marshalls will stop operating the route after services on Saturday April 15, after almost 15 years with the Fosseway Flyer.

Kenneth Tagg, Marshalls operations manager, said: “We’ve always seen Fosseway Flyer as a flagship service, but at the end of the day, as a business, we have to make money.

“Currently, the service only covers the costs with the funds. It was a difficult decision, but at the same time it was not.”

In a Facebook announcement, Marshalls thanked its regular passengers and advised users of the service to avoid buying tickets that are not expired or fully used before the service stops.


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