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Extending Nottingham’s Tram network - the Region’s Biggest Construction Project is Opening its Doors to the Public

The multi-million pound project to expand Nottingham’s tram network will open the doors of its main site office on Toton Lane, Stapleford as part of  series of events across the country designed to encourage more people to find about the construction industry and the career opportunities it offers.
One attraction which will be available for people to see for the first time in the UK will be the innovative Appitrack machine developed by Alstom.

Appitrack is a track-laying machine that allows us to lay the concrete trackform much faster than normal systems, so that we cause less disruption to the local community. It will be used to construct the tram extension, which involves building more than 17 km of track along two routes that span the city and its suburbs.

Members of the public will also be able to get close to and interact with many different types of equipment that is being used across the project as well as get involved with many interactive displays and activities which showcase the work that is going on across one of the country’s largest construction projects. There will also be displays and experts on hand to show how the work is being undertaken.

The event will take place on Friday 9th 9am – 4pm and Saturday 10th of November 9am – 1pm at Taylor Woodrow Alstom’s main site compound on Toton Lane, Stapleford. For more details or to register for a tour please visit http://www.opendoorsweekend.co.uk

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