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Nottingham's new £570 million tram network: Everything you need to know

Nottingham's new tram system will finally open today after delays and disruption Photo: www.thetram.net

It has been four years in the making, troubled by delays and disruption, but Nottingham's new £570 million Phase Two tram extension will finally open today when passenger services begin at 6am.

The new route is an addition to the current NET service. It will now run to the south and southwest of Nottingham, reaching Chilwell via the Queen's Medical Centre and Beeston, and Clifton via Wilford.

The extension, called Phase Two, will more than double the size of the city's tram network. 17.5km of new track has been lay adding 28 new stops, to take the total number of tram stops across the two networks to 51. The larger tram system will now visit seven park and ride sites.

The service will be used by 23 million passengers a year, according to NET.

Clifton (via Wilford) - NET Line Two

Stops:

  • Old Market Square (Existing Line One)
  • Lace Market (Existing Line One)
  • Broadmarsh (Existing Line One - possible)
  • Nottingham Station
  • Queens Walk
  • Meadows Embankment
  • Wilford Village
  • Wilford Lane
  • Compton Acres
  • Ruddington Lane
  • Southchurch Drive North
  • Rivergreen
  • Clifton Centre
  • Holy Trinity
  • Summerwood Lane
  • Clifton South (Park & Ride)

The Clifton (via Wilford) NET Line Two is 7.6km long, of which 63% is segregated.

Tram testing in Clifton in May Credit: www.thetram.net

Chilwell (Via Queen's Medical Centre & Beeston) - NET Line Three

Stops:

  • Old Market Square (Existing Line One)
  • Lace Market (Existing Line One)
  • Broadmarsh (Existing Line One - possible)
  • Nottingham Station
  • Meadows Way West
  • NG2
  • Gregory Street
  • Queen's Medical Centre
  • University of Nottingham
  • University Boulevard
  • Middle Street
  • Beeston Centre
  • Chilwell Road
  • High Road - Central College
  • Cator Lane
  • Bramcote Lane
  • Eskdale Drive
  • Inham Road
  • Toton Lane (Park & Ride)

The Chilwell (via Queen's Medical Centre & Beeston) NET Line Three is 9.8km long, of which 59% is segregated.

Tram testing along Chilwell High Road earlier this year Credit: www.thetram.net

Phase Two statistics:

23m
million passengers a year
1,270
city workplaces will be accessed by new tram
£300m
help boost local economy (per year)
8,000
vital role in creation of local jobs
5,400
tram-based parking spaces at seven Park & Ride sites
16
services per hour in each direction on the city centre section
200
number of people new trams can carry
8
minutes between each tram running
18
hours trams in use everday
QMC
first hospital in country to have a tram stop
£2.20
price of an adult single trip
£3.50
price of an adult day return
£4.00
price of an adult day pass
£17.00
price of an adult 7 day pass

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