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Discounted staff travel

The travel pass scheme offers University staff the opportunity to purchase travel passes through salary deductions – many at discounted rates. By signing up, the monthly cost is taken directly from the employee’s net salary for 12 months.

To take advantage of these prices, just complete the application form for the relevant transport operator and email or post it to Pension & Benefits Services at King’s Meadow Campus.

All travel passes start on the 1st of the month. Application forms must be received by the 14th of the month prior to the month you wish the travel pass to commence i.e. to obtain a travel pass for October applications must be submitted by 14th September. (In December, the deadline for submitting application forms is 7th December due to the early pay day.)

At the end of the twelve months, you will need to re-apply to the scheme to arrange a new travel pass.

Download the Scheme FAQs

Tram on Science Road, University Park campus 

 

  

Nottingham City Transport (NCT)

The deals available to University staff include:

  • Easyrider City annual pass - £33.95 per month
  • Easyrider Anytime 100 days - £17.83 per month
  • Easyrider Anytime 150 days - £25.46 per month
  • Easyrider eXtra annual pass - £59.33 per month

The Easyrider City pass provides 365 consecutive days of travel on NCT buses. If you travel by bus less frequently, the Easyrider Anytime pass may be more suitable as the days can be used on a ‘pay as you go’ basis.

With Easyrider eXtra passes (annual pass or Anytime), you can travel beyond the city area to Southwell or Loughborough on NCT's Pathfinder and South Notts buses.

The passes can be used on NCT buses only - they are not valid on the tram. Robin Hood cards allow users to travel on the tram and buses run by a range of companies. 

View NCT routes and timetables

Download NCT application form

Trent Barton

The Super Commuter deals available to University staff are:

  • Saver annual pass - from £35 per month
  • MANGO card - from £12.50

The Saver pass provides 365 consecutive days of travel on Trent Barton buses. The passes are available for a variety of fare zones including Derby, Nottingham city and Trent Barton’s entire network (see zone map for further details). 

If you travel by bus less frequently, the MANGO card may be more suitable as credit is pre-loaded onto the card to be used on a ‘pay as you go’ basis. A MANGO card gives 15% off the single cash fare of every journey you make, at any time, on Trent Barton buses and the tram. Purchasing a MANGO card through salary deduction gives you the benefit of paying in monthly instalments, but without the inconvenience of needing to keep topping-up the card. 

View Trent Barton routes and timetables

Download Trent Barton application form

 

 

NET tram

The tram2work deals available to University staff are:

  • Annual adult pass - £35.41 per month (15% off)
  • Annual student pass - £19.08 per month

The annual pass provides 365 consecutive days of  unlimited tram travel across the entire tram network (including the new lines to Clifton and Toton). It also allows you to park at the seven park and ride sites situated along the tram routes.

If you travel by tram less frequently, the Robin Hood Pay As You Go card (not currently available through the travel pass scheme) may be more suitable.

View NET routes and timetables

Download NET application form

Robin Hood (formerly Kangaroo)

The Robin Hood season card, previously known as a Kangaroo card, is designed for regular travellers who switch from one transport operator to another to complete their journey. 

An annual season ticket costs £540. 

If you need to connect from the bus to a tram or train, or travel with different bus companies more than three times per week then this might be the best ticket for you. It allows unlimited travel on all bus, rail and tram operators within the Robin Hood boundary, which covers Greater Nottingham and includes the tram to Hucknall.

Robin Hood season card holders are eligible to hire a Citycard Cycle free of charge. 

Download Robin Hood application form

 

 

Yourbus

The deals available to University staff PDF format are:

  • Annual adult pass - from £29.16 per month
  • Annual student pass - from £15 per month
  • genie card (includes 10% extra free) - from £12.50 per month

The annual pass provides 365 consecutive days of travel on Yourbus routes. The passes are available for the city fare zone and the wider Yourbus network area (see zone map for further details).

If you travel by bus less frequently, the genie card may be more suitable as credit is pre-loaded onto the card to be used on a ‘pay as you go’ basis. A genie card gives 20% off the cash fare of single tickets on Yourbus routes.

View Yourbus routes and timetables

Download Yourbus application form

East Midlands Trains

East Midlands Trains are offering staff annual season tickets with 5% or 10% off many routes.

Annual season tickets are already more cost-effective than weekly season tickets, as you’re only charged for 40 weeks rather than 52, but many routes have a further discount. Where the discount applies, new applications receive 10% discount and renewals receive 5% discount - see price grid PDF format for details. If your journey is not listed in the price grid, please call East Midlands Trains for a price on 01332 867022 or 01332 867050 (8am – 7pm, Monday to Friday).

The season ticket allows you to travel on the route selected at any time and any day of the week.

Please be aware that you will need an East Midlands Trains photocard to apply for and validate your season ticket. If you do not already have one, a photocard can be obtained by taking a passport photo to the ticket office at any train station.

Download East Midlands Trains
application form

 

 

Sustainability Team

Estate Office, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD

Email: sustainability@nottingham.ac.uk