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Concern over Nottingham tram extension delay cost

The new Nottingham NET Tram in the city centre. Credit: PA

Delays on the completion of the tram extension in Nottingham could mean an effective penalty of up to £150,000 a day according to a local councillor.

Steve Barber said he understands that the company won't get paid for every day that the work overruns from its scheduled completion date of December 14th.

The company said it's not appropriate to reveal details of the contract.

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Delays expected in Nottingham due to taxi strike

Further delays expected because of Hackney strike in Nottingham Credit: ITV News Central

A strike by hundreds of Hackney carriage drivers in Nottingham this morning is expected to cause further delays.

The drivers held a protest yesterday in a row over private hire vehicles picking up passengers in the street.

They say the number of unbooked private cars picking up passengers is growing, which the council disputes. Further delays are expected this morning on the second day of action.

Tram service suspended due to Nottingham taxi strike

Trams suspended in some areas due to taxi protest Credit: ITV Central

Tram services have been suspended between Royal Centre and Station street in Nottingham and there are delays on the rest of the network due to a demonstration by hundreds of hackney carriage taxi drivers in the city centre.

The drivers are protesting for two hours in a row over private-hire vehicles picking up passengers in the street. They say the number of unbooked private cars picking up passengers is growing, which the city council disputes.

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Tram service in Nottingham suspended in some areas due to taxi strike

Tram services have been suspended between Royal Centre and Station street in Nottingham and there are delays on the rest of the network due to a demonstration by hundreds of hackney carriage taxi drivers in the city centre.

The drivers are protesting for two hours in a row over private-hire vehicles picking up passengers in the street. They say the number of unbooked private cars picking up passengers is growing, which the city council disputes.

Nottingham club may have to close because of tram works

An ex-servicemen's club in Nottingham says it may have to close any day because of the tram works.

Beeston Victory Club opened in 1918 but now taxis and buses can no longer stop outside.

It says it has lost nearly a thousand members since the work began.

Peter Ure, who runs the club, told ITV News Central that they are struggling to run their business.

Nottinghamshire County Council say it's totally committed to supporting local businesses but the club says it's lost more than 40 thousand pounds.

NET says why trams in Nottingham were delayed

Tram in Nottingham's Old Market Square Credit: PA

Nottingham Express Transit has explained why trams north of the city centre were severely disrupted this morning. NET Customer Services Manager, Jo Bentley said:

“The problems were caused by severe icing on the overhead lines. It only becomes an issue in the most extreme conditions when the trams can only intermittently pick up power and therefore cannot run.

We sent out special equipment at 4.00am this morning in advance of services coming into operation but, initially, even this struggled to clear the build up of ice.

Obviously we would like to apologise to our customers for the disruption and for any inconvenience this may have caused. They can be assured we were doing everything possible to get services up and running as soon as we could.”

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