New trams to be unveiled

The new Nottingham tram will be unveiled in the city today. The new trams are part of a project which aims to expand the Nottingham tramway network with the construction of two new lines.

Nottingham City Council 'delighted' with new trams

Councillor Jane Urquhart at Nottingham City Council said she is "delighted" to have new trams on the city's network. She said:

We are delighted with the iconic design and look of the new trams; they are very much in keeping with NET's strong visual identity and the Council's vision for a world-class tram network.

Phil Hewitt, Chief Executive of Tramlink Nottingham, said:

The delivery of the first of the new trams marks a significant milestone in the transformation of Nottingham's tram network. When they start to appear on Line One next year it will provide our existing customers with a real taste of what's to come as we move towards an even brighter future for NET.

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Nottingham's new tram to be unveiled in the city

Nottingham's new tram will be unveiled today. It is the first of 22 that were ordered by Nottingham Express Transit (NET), in 2011.

First look at the new Nottingham trams Credit: Alstom

Built in Barcelona, the new trams are part of a project which aims to expand the Nottingham tramway network with the construction of two new lines.

Inside the tram the new seats are fitted Credit: Alstom

Five of the new trams will be used on the line with the existing fleet in mid-2014.

Men work on the new tram in Barcelona Credit: Alstom