New tram lines open

August 24th, 2015

Nottingham’s two new tram lines will open from 6am on Tuesday 25 August, which will serve University Park, Queen’s Medical Centre, Beeston and more.

Line Two will run from Nottingham city centre to Clifton, while Line Three will pass through University Park Campus, directly linking University Park to Nottingham city centre.

New tram stops are in place along University Boulevard, at the South Entrance to University Park, and adjacent to the Highfields Sports Ground. Staff and students based at the Queen’s Medical Centre will also benefit, as the tram line will stop at the hospital. The tram line extends to Beeston, a notable student area, and finishes in Toton. There are also tram stops at a 10-minute walk from King’s Meadow Campus. Visit the NET website for a full list of stops.

Dr Paul Greatrix, Registrar, said: “We welcome the completion of Phase Two of the Nottingham tram network. Not only is it a fantastic addition to public transport within the city, but as a University it will enable us to be better-connected to the city centre, making travel to and from our campuses very easy for students, staff and visitors. It also supports our ongoing mission to reduce our carbon footprint, by providing staff and students with an alternative method of transport to cars.”

NET and Nottingham City Council announced the launch on Monday 24 August, which is the culmination of a three-year construction project costing £570 million. With the tram lines now completed, tram development works will no longer affect the University although some minor finishing works may take place. You can check our dedicated Works affecting our campuses page, which is regularly updated with activity affecting travel to and from our campuses.

You can plan your journey, find further information and more on the NET website. The University has teamed up with NET to offer staff 15% off annual tram passes through salary deduction – find out more.

You can also check the University’s tram webpage for information about how the new line will affect staff, students and visitors – we will be updating this page over the next few days with more information.

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