Info date: April 2013.
The 34 and L12 come in at the North Entrance, turn right at the little hut and follow the road round to the white-fronted Maths building (see North Entrance page).
The bus stop comes shortly before the Maths building:
and just after the bus stop is also the left turn for four spaces of disabled parking near the Maths building. To park there, you will need a Blue Badge, or a permit from the University.
Bus stop, maps and timetables
The bus stop. Again, Science City is to the left, off the photo.
Behind the lamp-post with the bus stop sign on it, you can see the beginning of a well-worn path going off to the left, across the grass – a popular shortcut down to Science City.
The bus stop is called “Science Department”. The 34 and L12 stop there after coming from North Entrance.
(The 13 does stop there too, but not until it’s been all around Beeston! therefore not recommended unless you were coming from Beeston.)
Nottingham City Transport tell me “I can confirm that both the 13 & the 34 are wheelchair accessible.”
In the city centre, the 34 does a loop. Central-ish places to catch it include
- Stop A3 on Angel Row, by the Central Library, just off the Market Square.
- Collin Street, by the Broadmarsh shopping centre; this is the stop nearest to the railway station and the Broadmarsh bus station.
- Opposite the front entrance of the Victoria Centre; this is the stop nearest to the Victoria bus station.
Multi-space disabled parking
These aren’t the spaces closest to the Engineering & Science Learning Centre; there are two lone spaces near the base of the Tower Building.
For these four spaces, the left turn you want is just before the Maths building.
The best view I’ve got of this turn-off is actually from up the hill. In this view, the turn-off is down the hill straight ahead of you (and you’ve come from the left). As you make the turn, you can probably already see the four spaces of Blue Badge parking on your right. And then it’s a right turn very soon to actually reach them.
There are four spaces here, and I’m told they’re rarely all in use.
If you stand where that car is and turn around, this is your view:
That’s the back of the Science Library ahead of you. To the left of it is what I’ve called the “front approach” to Science City.
These next two photos just show the step-free route up to that path, behind the Science Library. You can see roughly where it goes on the previous pic.
Turn right at the top of here to be facing into Science City.
When you’ve turned right…