New voices needed for Nottingham City Transport buses

Bus operator Nottingham City Transport is on the hunt for two new voices to feature on two of its bus routes.

The company is introducing on-board announcements on the 77 service to Strelley and the 45 to Netherfield in the autumn.

The system is expected to be rolled out to other routes in the next two years.

Would-be announcers can send in voice recordings to NCT. Spokesman Anthony Carver-Smith said they wanted to reflect the character of Nottingham.

He said: "We're certainly after a quirky local voice, somebody who's got a bit of a bounce in their step. It gives you that reflection of the city.

"We carry a million people a week on the services, so there are bound to be lots of different people out and about on the network, so to try and reflect some of that would be really important for us."

The new system involves announcing the name of the next stop on the route and the final destination. It aims to help blind or partially-sighted passengers as well as people using a route for the first time.

A similar announcement system is already used on the city's tram system.

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