Work begins on Nottingham tram bridge

Work starts today in Nottingham on a new tram bridge which will carry on the extensions to the route.

The bridge will take trams over Nottingham Station to serve the south and south west of the city.

Three interconnecting bridges will be used over Station Street, Nottingham Station and Queens Road taking the trams between the current end of line one, down to new parts of the route through The Meadows.

Tram in Nottingham city centre. Credit: ITV Central

Councillor Jane Urquhart, who works on Planning and Transportation at Nottingham City Council says: "It's hugely exciting that just a few months after signing the contracts to extend the tram system, the contractor is already embarking on such a significant piece of work.

"This work is also a timely reminder of why the City has taken the bold step of being the first city in the UK to introduce the Workplace Parking Levy, which is helping to fund both the extensions to the NET system and the redevelopment of Nottingham Station to transform the station into a modern transport interchange befitting of a city of Nottingham's size and stature. "

These new tram routes are due to be completed at the end of 2014.

Nottingham's tram network. Credit: ITV Central