Plans revealed to extend Nottingham’s tram network

Plans to extend Nottingham’s tram network have been revealed in documents seen by TheBusinessDesk.com.

A report authored by Steve Tough, acting head of transport projects and public transport, shows plans for three new lines: towards Gedling to Nottingham Racecourse park and ride; to the new Fairham Pastures residential scheme alongside the A453; and towards the planned HS2 station at Toton and on to Long Eaton.

The reports states: “Nottingham’s tram, Nottingham Express Transit (NET), is a major part of the integrated public transport network in Nottingham, and has been extremely well received by the public, stakeholders and businesses.

The current tram system has nearly 19 million users per annum and is continuing to grow, with 30% of NET trips formerly undertaken by car or by park and ride. The system is of particular benefit to people with mobility difficulties and contributes significantly to economic growth in Nottingham, improving access to jobs, and maximising inward investment.

“NET provides a reduction in emissions as an energy efficient mode.

Nottingham City Councils’ Executive Board will be asked to approve the outline business case for the extension when it meets on 17 March.

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