Alstom completes work on Nottingham tram extension

25 August 2015  •  Author(s): Victoria White

Alstom and JV partner Taylor Woodrow have completed work on the Nottingham Express Transit (NET) extension, allowing millions of Nottingham commuters to have comfortable and eco-friendly journeys into and out of the city.

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The expanded network has more than doubled the existing tram line, with 17.5km of new track and 28 new stops to the South and Southwest of the city, with the extension linking directly with the existing NET Line One at Nottingham Station. The total tram network is now 32km in length, serves seven park-and-ride sites, and is able to cater for up to 20 million passenger journeys a year.

“We’re delighted to have finished what was the region’s biggest construction project and, more importantly, a project that offers the people of Nottingham a modern, effective, low carbon transportation system. Everyone can now see, and enjoy, the benefits of the expanded network,” said Terence Watson, UK Managing Director of Alstom Transport.

Alstom supplied 22 Citadis trams to the city

“Whilst not without its challenges, it has been a hugely significant project for the city. We set out to create a world class tram network for Nottingham and all consortium partners are proud to have worked together to ensure we achieve that aim,” said Steve Lowe, Chief Executive of Tramlink Nottingham.

The joint venture built all associated infrastructure for the project, including overhead wires, track and signalling.

Alstom also supplied 22 Citadis trams to the city which now form part of the 37-strong tram fleet serving the city, with Alstom also maintaining all of the vehicles. Alstom is also a Tramlink Nottingham consortium member, together with Keolis, Wellglade, Vinci UK, Meridiam Infrastructure and Infravia.

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