Innovative transport plans to be discussed at major summit

The Nottingham Transport Summit is taking place today

Plans to improve Nottingham’s transport network are due to be discussed today (16 January) at a summit organised by the city council and sub-national transport body Midlands Connect.

Councillors and transport experts will discuss a range of “innovative” transport developments as well as potential improvements to rail links in and out of the city.

Key figures from Nottingham City Council’s transport department will speak at The Nottingham Transport Summit alongside representatives from Midlands Connect, who will update delegates on proposals to increase safety and reduce journey times on the Nottingham-Lincoln railway line.

Nottingham has been ahead of the game when it comes to transport innovation, with £11m of investment in electric buses being announced last year. The city has also invested in active travel such as e-bikes and e-scooters.

Tawhida Yaacoub, senior rail programme manager at Midlands Connect, said: “It’s great to be here in Nottingham today sharing our plans to improve connectivity to the city.

“Nottingham is such an important and key city in our patch so we want to showcase how we can help its residents keep moving.”

Cllr Audra Wynter, portfolio holder for transport at Nottingham City Council, added: “Both Nottingham City Council and Midlands Connect have such exciting plans for enhancing transport options in Nottingham. It is fantastic to come together and share these ideas with members of the community.”

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