Coronavirus Update Close

National lockdown restrictions are in place across England. Until 2 December, you should only travel for work, education or other permitted reasons. From 2 December England will be returning to a 3 Tier System. Find out more about local restrictions.

A tiered system of protection levels is in operation across Scotland. So, if you need to travel, make sure you're up-to-date with what's happening in your area by checking the local government guidance.

We've put in place measures to allow you to travel safely including limiting available seats on buses and enhanced cleaning. Unless you’re exempt, you must wear a face covering throughout your journey. Please avoid busy times, use contactless payment where you can, keep your distance and take your litter with you. Stay up to date on our Coronavirus page.


Stagecoach East Midlands announce further late night bus services

26 Nov 2018

Thursday evening service will operate until 11.30pm


Stagecoach East Midlands has today announced the arrival of another late night service on a Thursday evening from 29th November.


Route numbers 7 and 8 on the Simplibus service will provide residents living in the Ermine estate area further options for travel during the festive season, with regular services running until 11.30pm up until Christmas. This is in addition to late night services on Friday and Saturday nights, which were introduced over the summer.


The 7 and 8 services operate every 30 minutes from the Bus Station in the city centre to Ermine East and West Estates plus the Bailgate area. The extended services will continue every hour 7pm to 11pm on service 7 and every hour 7.30pm to 11.30pm on service 8 throughout Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.


The late night services on a Thursday will give more choice to those wanting to take advantage of late night shopping and nights out in town. It is also a short hop for those wanting to avoid the climb up Steep Hill.


Matt Cranwell, Managing Director, Stagecoach East Midlands said: “With traffic and congestion already an issue in the city centre and with Christmas just around the corner, we wanted to provide a simple option for travelling in and out of the city centre.


The new Thursday late night service from the Ermine estates will compliment the Friday and Saturday night services that have proved popular with residents.”


Further timetable and fares information