Essential track replacement work on Nottingham’s tram network is set to take place during August, between The Forest and High School. The work will take place between Monday 5th and Sunday 18th August.
Throughout the works, a special timetable, with trams from every 10 minutes, will be in operation between Hucknall, Phoenix Park and The Forest, as well as between Toton Lane, Clifton South and Old Market Square.
Trams will not be able to travel through the city, between the Old Market Square and The Forest, but special shuttle buses will serve these tram stops, as well as Royal Centre and Nottingham Trent University, to enable passengers to connect with tram services.
Due to Forest Road being closed at its junction with Waverley Street, the buses will be unable to serve High School tram stop.
Mike Mabey, NET Operations Manager, explained: “We’re always working to keep the system in excellent condition for our customers, and from time to time we have to carry out more substantial track replacement.
“These upgrades to the tram infrastructure will ensure we continue to provide a safe, comfortable and increasingly reliable service to customers.”
Full services are set to resume on Monday, 19th August , and further information can be found on the NET website (www.thetram.net) and at tram stops. There will also be regular updates on social media.
Constantina Samara, NET Customer Service Manager, added: “The work is being carried out during the holidays as this is one of the quietest times of the year and, although every effort is being made to make travelling as easy as possible, we would ask customers to allow extra time for their journey.
“Additional staff will be on hand throughout this period to advise customers on how best to complete their journey, and NET thanks them for their patience and apologises for any inconvenience while this essential maintenance is carried out.”
Whilst tram services are not operating, Nottingham City Council will be co-ordinating other highway works in this area. These will include raising the junction of Arthur Street at Waverley Street to slow turning vehicles, and installing double yellow lines near the corner to ensure the junction is kept clear.
Councillor Adele Williams, Nottingham City Council’s portfolio holder for Transport said “We have wanted to improve the junction of Waverley Street and Arthur Street for some time, as there have been some concerns with visibility – namely due to cars parking close to the junction.
“Working with NET we can take advantage of the fact that the trams will not be running along Waverley Street and complete the work to improve safety at the junction, while keeping disruption to a minimum.”
View our track works information poster here
View road diversions map here
View replacement bus services map here