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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 ›
Click here for a list of the new tram stops for Nottingham's Chilwell (Via Queen's Medical Centre & Beeston) - NET Line Three.Read the full story ›
Click here for a list of the new tram stops for Nottingham's Clifton (via Wilford) NET Line Two.Read the full story ›
Click here for everything you need to know about Nottingham's new tram, including routes, stops and statistics.Read the full story ›
Nottingham Express Transit has confirmed Phase Two of the city's tram project will open to the public today.
It follows two years of disruption and delays to residents as 17.5km of new tram lines have been laid to Clifton and Toton.
ANNOUNCEMENT - Our new expanded tram network will open TOMORROW. See link for Full story with launch ticket offer – http://t.co/TDODLp4h9j
Councillor Jane Urquhart, with lead responsibility for NET at Nottingham City Council, said:
“This is a really great day for Nottingham. It marks the dawn of a new era when NET becomes a true network and, with trams running from every seven minutes, it is all set to provide easier access to key locations right across the city.
A construction industry magazine has claimed the NET Phase Two project is well behind schedule.Read the full story ›