Essential work to replace tracks on a section of Nottingham’s tram network will see a temporary timetable introduced later this month.
A replacement shuttle bus service will be in operation between the Wilkinson Street and The Forest tram stops from Thursday, August 23 until Sunday, September 2.
Mike Mabey, NET Operations Manager, explained: “The tram is at the heart of the city’s transport network, and we want to make sure we keep the system in tip-top condition for the thousands of people who rely on it every day.
“From time to time, we have to carry out essential maintenance work and, on this busy section of the network, some stretches of track have been in place since the tram opened 14 years ago.
“The work to replace them will ensure we continue to provide a safe, comfortable and reliable service to customers. Every effort is being made to minimise disruption, and additional staff will be on hand at key locations throughout this period to advise customers on how best to complete their journey.”
During the works, the following tram stops will be closed: Shipstone Street, Beaconsfield Street, Hyson Green Market, Radford Road and Noel Street.
Trams from Hucknall and Phoenix Park will run to Wilkinson Street, and services from Clifton South and Toton Lane will run to The Forest with frequent shuttle buses connecting the two stops.
Road closures will also be in place in parts of Noel Street and Gregory Boulevard, restricting access to The Forest Park and Ride. Motorists will still be able to enter the park and ride from the Mansfield Road side only and diversion signs will be in place on other routes.
Full services are set to resume on Monday, September 3, and further information can be found on the NET website and at tram stops. There will also be regular updates on social media.
Constantina Samara, NET Customer Service Manager, added: “The tracks are being replaced during the summer holidays as this is traditionally the quietest time of the year, and engineers will be doing all they can to complete the work as quickly as possible.”
“We would advise customers to allow extra time for their journeys and apologise for any inconvenience whilst we carry out this planned maintenance that’s vital to the safe and efficient running of the network.”
For further information, please see our information poster here.