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QMC first hospital in country to be linked by a tram

A general view of the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham Credit: Geoff Kirby/Press Association Images

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.

A Phase Two tram

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

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Nottingham's Phase One tram makes almost one hundred million journeys

A tram passing through Old Market Square in Nottingham Credit: Edward Smith/EMPICS Entertainment/PA Images

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

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New Nottingham tram lines open to public today

One of the new trams which will run on the lines to Clifton and Toton. Credit: PA

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.

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.

– Councillor Jane Urquhart
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