Two councils paid out nearly £3.5m to businesses affected by the construction of Nottingham’s expanded tram network, it has been revealed.Read the full story ›
The Broxtowe MP Anna Soubry says it is essential that lessons are learned from the disruption caused by the tram extensions to Toton and Clifton. Extending the multi-million line which opened last year caused months of pain and disruption for traders and residents. She says this should not be allowed to happen in future big infrastructure projects.
All tram services suspended on Nottingham Express Transit between Phoenix Park and Station Street, and between Hucknall and Station Street due to overhead line problems. More follows...
Business owners in Beeston and Chilwell in Nottingham are urging shoppers to return to the area after years of roadwork chaos caused by the construction of the tram route.
Shop owners like Julie Cameron say they want to get the message out there that the roads are now all open, and they desperately need shoppers to come back.
Many have seen their profits drop sharply, and say if the footfall doesn't increase, they may have to close.
There is a reduced service on the Nottingham Express Transit tram network, because of a power failure.
There was a full shut down of the service, but trams are now running from Pheonix Park to Clifton. The Hucknall service is only running as far as the NG2 business park.
How many new stops have been added? What is the length of the tracks? How many people will use the service? Click here for the answers.Read the full story ›
Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham has become the first hospital in the country to be linked by a tram after the Phase Two extension was officially opened.
It is estimated 1,200 passengers will use the stop daily including staff, patients and visitors.
The service will run every eight minutes for 18 hours a day between 6:00am and midnight.
Queen's Medical Centre statistics:
- The hospital is 38 years old
- 6,300 staff work at the QMC
- It has 27 miles of corridors
- 2,263 people pass through its doors everyday
Nottingham's Phase One tram network opened in March 2004. Over its 11 years in service 99,900,000 journeys have been made.
- 2003/04 - 400,000
- 2004/05 - 8,500,000
- 2005/06 - 9,800,000
- 2006/07 - 10,100,000
- 2007/08 - 10,200,000
- 2008/09 - 9,800,000
- 2009/10 - 9,000,000
- 2010/11 - 9,700,000
- 2011/12 - 9,000,000
- 2012/13 - 7,400,000
- 2013/14 - 7,900,000
- 2014/15 - 8,100,000
For the business owners along the new tram lines whose shops have endured years of disruption, it has been a long and slow journey.Read the full story ›
We take a look back at the timeline of events of Nottingham's tram network from 2004 to 2015.Read the full story ›