27 July 2015

A major step forward in the expansion of Nottingham’s tram network has been marked today (Monday, July 27) with the opening of a brand new tram stop above the city’s railway station.

The new Nottingham Station tram stop replaces the existing Station Street terminus and offers important benefits to NET customers ahead of the opening of new lines to Clifton and Chilwell. The stop is an integral part of Nottingham’s impressive new transport hub.

Phil Hewitt (left), Executive Chairman of NET Concessionaire Tramlink Nottingham and Chris Deas, NET Project Director at Nottingham City Council, are pictured here welcoming the first customers to the new tram stop. “The new stop will make it even easier for customers to switch between train and tram, offering better access to railway platforms and the station’s southern concourse and from the car park adjoining the station.”

The current Station Street platforms will close at the end of tram services on Sunday 26 July. Meanwhile, access arrangements via Station Street will also be closed for a period whilst the stairs and lift are completely refurbished.

Jamie Swift, NET Marketing Manager said: “NET staff will be on hand to offer customers help and support as the new arrangements bed in.

“The changeover is also important in terms of our testing and commissioning programme ahead of the launch of the new network.

“In order to mimic the way services will operate in the future, customers will see plenty of trams displaying Toton or Clifton as their destination over the coming weeks.

“These locations will also appear on information screens at tram stops across Line One, but this is strictly for testing purposes and all services will continue to terminate at the Nottingham Station stop until the new line extensions open for service.”