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Old April 7th, 2014, 11:31 PM   #61
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The same could be said about British cities overall tbh! Many high population cities over here aren't really that impressive with modern developments compared to oversea cities, both height, scale and overall quality which really is strange.

Even the top 2 cities that are Birmingham and Manchester, although are quite impressive with some tall buildings don't really compare... I really don't understand why
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Old April 29th, 2014, 11:43 AM   #62
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One of the new trams was under testing along line 1 today in Nottingham, I saw it multiple times throughout the day, they look fantastic!

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And the new trams are now running during the day time on Line 1 (not in service - as were 1/3 of the trams I saw in a brief walk this lunch time!)
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Old April 30th, 2014, 05:50 PM   #63
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Old April 30th, 2014, 05:53 PM   #64
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Some more pictures of the Beeston Line and Nottingham Station:

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A few pics from the weekend - apologies for quality...

Looking west from Bramcote Lane. Tracks now run from Toton Lane to about 30 yards west of here (you can just seem them coming around the buildings in the distance)


Poles up east of Cator Lane


Poles up between Cator Lane and Chilwell High Road (the earth in the foreground was formerly a house!


Chilwell High Road tram stop looking east. Inbound track now from here to Middle Street


Chilwell Road looking west
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Old May 4th, 2014, 12:52 PM   #65
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An update on the possible future tram extension to Kimberly and Eastwood - Net Phase 3 - Line 4

http://richardsrobinson.org.uk/author/richard/

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There's a proposed routing on the link as well.

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This is potentially one of the most exciting projects and campaigns I have ever worked on. Many of you will have read of the work we have previously undertaken – led by Cllr Andy Cooper – Chair of Kimberley, Eastwood, Nuthall Tram Action Group (KENTAG).

We have now put a formal proposition to one of the possible funders who would contribute towards the £70k that will be needed to meet the costs of the Feasibility Study. We hope to be able to start the study this year – and are awaiting a response currently from one of the potential funders.

The Feasibility Study will provide fully costed & detailed route options of the whole extension Line 4 phase III to Kimberley and beyond, including route options beyond Kimberley as well.

Many people have asked for a map of the proposed route. We will be getting a new map in due course, but for now – you should find below the indicative map and route that was originally drawn up below. The line in red represents the original proposed route to Kimberley, and where it forks with the green line – this is the route (in green) in which it is now suggested the line would follow, into Kimberey at least and then onto the Retail Park at Giltbrook.

There’s lots of discussions taking place as to what happens after Kimberley, how it would link up to the Retail Park at Giltbrook, and then how exactly it would link up with Eastwood, and then into Langley Mill etc.

The route to Kimberley is reasonably straightforward, with the challenges occurring from then onwards! Obviously there is a ton of work to do on this, and all of this keeps us very busy.

For more detailed information please contact Cllr Andy Cooper (contact details shown above). Also if you’d like to help join the campaign for the tram – there’s a lot of exciting work ahead - do let Andy know – I am sure he will be very pleased to hear from you.

Here's my edit of the proposed route added to the network:

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Old May 4th, 2014, 05:53 PM   #66
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Some new images of the station:

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Old June 3rd, 2014, 02:16 PM   #67
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Some more pictures of Nottinghams new trams under testing and compared to the current fleet:

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Nottingham Stations Southern Concourse is now open:

It won't be overly busy until tram lines 2 and 3 are open, as the current station stop will move over here in a few months time.

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Old June 3rd, 2014, 02:20 PM   #68
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When the tram extension will open?
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14th of December supposedly; the line to Clifton definately will be open by then, but the Chilwell/Toton line is quite a bit behind schedule, but they have to test the trams on limited sections of track before testing other sections out which could speed up the process and make sure it's open for December
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Old June 16th, 2014, 03:45 PM   #70
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Video played at the light rail conference last week.

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Old June 30th, 2014, 12:43 PM   #71
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From Global Rail News:

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Nottingham tram extension to open in 2015
27 JUN, 2014



An extension of Nottingham’s tram network to Clifton and Beeston will not be ready for passengers until 2015, contractor Taylor Woodrow Alstom has said.

The project was due to open in December but complications in extension’s construction have pushed that date back to early 2015.

The first of 22 new Citadis trams were also due to go into service this month on the existing network, that is now expected to happen in August.

In March, the project experienced an unusual setback when work had to be stopped at a site in Poplars Court, Lenton Lane, following the excavation of two skulls.

Paul Harris, the project’s programme manager, has said that major construction works will still be completed by the end of the summer.

Harris said: “There has been speculation recently that construction works might be unduly delayed until next year. Yes, the project has presented some challenges, but we are on target to substantially complete all key infrastructure works over the next two to three months and we are working towards handing the new lines over for passenger services in the first part of 2015.”

Testing is still progressing well, with trials to begin onto the two new lines in the coming weeks as the station bridge is opened.

Harris added: “Testing and commissioning is obviously a vital and complex process in terms of integrating new systems and our focus is on taking the appropriate amount of time to ensure the safety and reliability of the future service.

“We were planning that this phase of work would be completed during December but we have now briefed the City Council that the testing programme is likely to go beyond this point.

“It is by no means unusual for timescales to be adjusted during projects of this size but the most disruptive construction work will soon be complete and increasingly the local community will soon be able to see trams on test along the new routes.”
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Old July 19th, 2014, 04:37 PM   #72
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New ticket machines to be launched in the city

http://www.nottinghampost.com/New-ti...ail/story.html



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THE next step in Nottingham getting its own Oyster card-style system is set to take place by the end of next week.

Final testing is to take place on four new on-street ticket machines next week before 84 more are installed around Nottingham before the end of the year.

The machines will initially only allow people to “load” Kangaroo tickets – for bus, train and tram travel – on to a CityCard, but Nottingham City Council says it is planning to allow people to top up their CityCards at the sites, so they don’t have to go to the travel office in the Old Market Square.

Transport operators are signing up to the new system and it is hoped people will be able to top up their cards at the machines for travel on all buses, trains and trams.

Two ticket machines have already been installed at Bulwell bus station and one each in Trent Street, off Canal Street, and at the Queen’s Medical Centre. Eventually, 38 machines will be installed close to bus stops in the city centre and dozens more in town centres and places with high passenger numbers like Trent Bridge cricket ground and the University of Nottingham.

“By making tickets available more easily online and at kiosks and other sites in and around the city, public transport becomes a more appealing way to travel for even more people.”

Read more: http://www.nottinghampost.com/New-ti...#ixzz37v9NmkvG
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Timetable Test Signals Tram Service Boost - Trams to run every 3 to 4 minutes

http://www.thetram.net/news/1/tram-trials/

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Nottingham’s tram network will be testing a new timetable on Sunday (27 July) in advance of a boost to service frequencies later this summer.

Around double the number of trams will be running between Hucknall and Phoenix Park into the city centre during the daytime as some of the new Citadis fleet enter public service for the first time.

During the trial trams will be running every three to four minutes during an extended daytime period which will offer our customers a fantastic uplift in services.

Jamie explained: “When the trials are successful, we’ll be launching our full enhanced service timetables sometime during late August or early September. The new additions to our existing fleet of trams have made all this possible and it’s another major milestone in the expansion of the network.
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Nottinghamshire council to fund study into Kimberley tram extension
11 AUG, 2014



Broxtowe Borough Council is to fund a study into the feasibility of extending Nottingham’s tram network to Kimberley via Eastwood.

The news has been welcomed by Amber Valley Borough Council which is keen to work in partnership with Broxtowe to explore the possibility of eventually extending the tram system beyond Kimberley to Ripley.

Nottingham Express Transit (NET) is currently testing a new expanded timetable ahead of the introduction of its new fleet of Citadis trams in late August/early September.

An extension of the tram network to Clifton and Beeston will now not be ready for passengers until 2015. Complications in construction pushed back the original December completion date.

Amber Valley Borough Council Leader Councillor Paul Jones said: “If the proposed tram line to Kimberley and Eastwood does go ahead the network becomes tantilisingly close to Amber Valley and we would then be fully committed to seeing if a Ripley link is possible. All sorts of economic and tourism opportunities could be opened up for the Borough with a tram link to Nottingham.

“I will be discussing with the leader of Broxtowe Borough Council how we can become involved and take a report to the next appropriate council meeting. I am sure it is something that the town and parish councils along the route would be interested in becoming involved in and we will be writing to them for their support.”
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Alstom LRVs enter service in Nottingham
Friday, August 15, 2014



THE first of 22 Citadis low-floor LRVs being supplied by Alstom as part of the £570m second phase expansion of Nottingham's light rail network has entered service on Line 1.

The 32.6m-long vehicles were built at Alstom's Santa Perpetua plant near Barcelona and are capable of accommodating 57 seated and 143 standing passengers

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Congratulations Nottingham with new rolling stock
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First phase of testing on new lines to begin next week

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Nottingham Post: "New tram tracks to be put to the test"

TRAMS will be running along the new tracks to Clifton in coming days – but they will not be carrying any passengers just yet.

Tests will be carried out on the two-mile stretch between Nottingham Station and Compton Acres, in West Bridgford, as part of the extension early next week, although the exact date has not been confirmed.

New trams are currently travelling the route between the station and Hucknall but this will be the first time the new rails will be ridden.

Alan Cooper, of Wilford, said he was keen to see the new line in operation. The 22-year-old student said: "People round here have noticed all the building work going on in the area and it's good to see some progress. Everyone has accepted the tram is coming and I just want to see it up and running now."

Andrew Rule, of Wilford Community Group, said: "It's a welcome step. I had heard they weren't going to be testing the new track until later in the year, so if they are ahead of schedule, then that's a positive.

"It seems that work on this line is going quicker than the line to Chilwell, so it would be good if they could open one line then the other, rather than having an operational line not being used."

A letter has been sent to residents living near the line to tell them about the tests.

Christian Saussier, turnkey operations manager for contractor Taylor Woodrow Alstom says in it that work on testing will take place between 6pm and 8am and involve trams running at various speeds along the lines. He adds: "It is necessary to carry out the works during off peak hours to minimise the impact on the highways in the area."

The new lines – to Toton park-and-ride via Beeston and Chilwell, and Clifton via Wilford – are expected to open in the first part of 2015. But Taylor Woodrow Alstom says the most disruptive works should be finished by the end of summer.

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NET Phase 2 Tram Testing:

http://www.britishtramsonline.co.uk/news/?p=8825





Tram testing on the new station bridge:

http://www.catersphotosonline.co.uk/...14/default.htm









And some random photo construction pics from a fb page:

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Final Citadis tram delivered to Nottingham
13 November 2014



The last of Nottingham’s new Citadis trams has arrived in the city from Alstom’s factory in Barcelona.

Nottingham Express Transit (NET) has now taken delivery of all 22 light rail vehicles from Alstom.

Five of the new Citadis trams are already in passenger service on Line 1. The remaining 17 trams are currently undergoing testing before going into commercial operation next year.

The new units will serve passengers across Nottingham’s tram network which from early next year will include extensions south and south west of the city’s railway station to Clifton and Beeston

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From Construction Enquirer, NET extension is delayed futher to summer:

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Vinci faces further delays on Nottingham tram job
Tue 25th November 2014, 8:20



Vinci is facing further delays on its late-running Nottingham Tramlink project

The Enquirer revealed last month that a completion date for the £423m scheme had been pushed back from the end of this year to next Easter.

But now Vinci’s civil engineering arm Taylor Woodrow – who are building the route with Alstom – have confirmed the job will not be completed until next Summer.

The latest delays are being blamed on the need to locate underground utilities on the extension to Chilwell and Clifton.

Project director Paul Harris told the BBC it will open “as early as we can” but it will be “towards the middle of the year”.

Vinci said it has implemented a policy of reducing bidding for UK projects while the new management team focuses on completing the Nottingham project
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