Cricket fever is building in Nottingham and the city’s tram network has plans in place to make sure fans are able to soak up the atmosphere as Trent Bridge prepares to host some key World Cup clashes.
On Friday (May 31) the iconic venue will see the West Indies take on Pakistan, and NET will make sure ticket holders won’t be stuck on a sticky wicket when it comes to travelling to and from the ground.
Stephanie Moss-Pearce, NET Marketing Manager, explained: “For all World Cup match days in Nottingham we’ve teamed up with bus operator Nottingham City Transport to provide a quick connection between the Nottingham Station tram stop and Trent Bridge.
“Fans travelling into the city by trams can then show their match ticket to travel for free on NCT buses for the last leg of their journey and NET’s great value £2 Event Ticket will also be available on match days, making the tram the best way to beat the traffic generated by sell-out crowds.
“Anyone travelling by car from outside the city can also make the most of our free park and ride facilities at Toton Lane and Clifton South, helping them to make further savings on expensive parking, which will be in short supply.”
Both the free bus service and Event Ticket – which can also be used by World Cup volunteers carrying appropriate accreditation - will be available for all five World Cup clashes at Trent Bridge, including England v Pakistan on Monday, June 3.
Other fixtures include:
- Thursday, June 6 – Australia v Windies
- Thursday, June 13 – India v New Zealand
- Thursday, June 20 – Australia v Bangladesh
All World Cup matches at Trent Bridge start at 10.30am and additional NET and NCT staff will also be on hand at key locations through the day to offer travel advice.
Stephanie added: “What’s more, anyone without a ticket for the opening games of the tournament can still soak up the World Cup atmosphere by taking the tram to Old Market Square, home of the country’s biggest fan zone, where they can watch every ball on the big screen.”
The fan zone will be open from Thursday, May 30 – when England take on South Africa in the opening game at the Oval – until Sunday, June 2.
A list of buses providing free transport, for match day ticket holders and CWC volunteers, between Nottingham Station and Trent bridge on matchdays is as follows:
- NCT Green Line 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10
- NCT Navy Line 1 and 3