NCT 394, Queen St Nottingham, 25-07-2017
Waiting to form the next service to Carlton Valley via Thorneywood, this Enviro 200 sits on Queen St.
This route was one I used often as a child, when it was actually three routes - 9 to Woodthorpe Drive Top, 54 to Valley Road (Carlton pub) and 65 to Valley Rd (Simkin Avenue). A later addition was the 15, which ran beyond the 54 terminus to Netherfield via Foxhiull Road and Carlton Square. Later renumbered 62, 63, 64 and 65 (ex 9, 15, 54 and 65), gradual rationalisation has now resulted in a single route with a very large loop, and no link from the Thorneywood area to either Netherfield or Mapperley Top. Passengers from Prospect Road, Ernest Road and Valley Road are now taken via a long loop congested with parking via Moore Road back to Porchester Road, before heading towards town.