Learn all about the Robin Hood Network
The different bus, tram and train operators alongside the councils are working in partnership to provide an integrated network of public transport services across Nottingham.
Together we offer simple and smart solutions to travelling across the network with a family of smart card travel solutions, supported by on-street ticketing machines, on-street printed and realtime information and travel centres.
To create an integrated network across Nottingham the partners have come together and formed the Robin Hood operators group, working together to create a seamless network of different modes of transport. The operator group agree how the network can best operate and integrate around Nottingham, setting the boundary area to the scheme, the integrated ticketing prices and family of cards. The Robin Hood family of smartcards means that there is no need to buy separate tickets for each different mode or operator. It’s just a quick ‘beep’ of the card and away you go.
For more information on Robin Hood ticketing, please go to robinhoodnetwork.co.uk/cards-and-tickets.html
I’m sure when waiting for your bus or tram to turn up you noticed the electronic displays counting down the arrival of the next departure. This realtime display provides information for all operators using that particular stop, it can also display customer messages informing of delays to service or other important transport related information. Each of the buses/trams has a GPS locator on-board which pings to a satellite every 30 seconds to ensure your bus/tram is counting down and arriving at the time stated on the displays.
Victoria Bus Station's Travel Centre offers integrated information for all forms of travel, from bus to tram to even cycle; they also provide help with journey planning and ticketing. So if you’re not sure of the best option for you, they will help you decide.
At the bus stop we have shelters showing a frequent routes map and key destinations grid for all the bus and tram operator’s services. A city centre map showing all the on-street bus stops can help you get to your destination when deciding where to go from the stop itself. The bus stop also has the services that serve that stop shown on the plate at the top of the pole.
The timetable display cases at each stop give information on each of the services, route, fares, times and contact details, so you are able to decide at the stop which is the best route and service for you to use.
Find out where to buy your Robin Hood card and how to add credit
Learn how to set up and activate and use your card on trams buses and trains
Find out which operators and services will accept Robin Hood