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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.”