All Nottingham NET articles

  • Contactless ticket validators can now be found across the NET tram network
    Metro Report International

    Nottingham introduces multi-operator contactless fare capping


    UK: The final stage of the Nottingham Contactless scheme has gone live, with multi-operator daily fare capping now available on NET trams, Nottingham City Transport buses and Linkbus services operated by CT4N. The project has been developed by Nottingham City Council and the three transport operators ...

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    Metro Report International

    English light rail networks get final tranche of Covid-19 funding


    UK: The government has announced £56m of funding to support the operation of Manchester Metrolink, Tyne & Wear Metro, Sheffield Supertram, Nottingham Express Transit, West Midlands Metro and Blackpool Tramway services from July 20 to April 2022. The funding announced on July 16 is expected to ...

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    Metro Report International

    English light rail support extended


    UK: The government has allocated further financial support for five tram and light rail networks in England as part of a commitment to provide £256m for bus and tram services for between eight and 12 weeks. The funding announced on August 8 aims to enable operators ‘to ...

  • Blackpool Flexity 2 tram
    Metro Report International

    Blackpool trams to resume as UK light rail operators reflect government guidance


    UK: Blackpool’s trams are to begin operating once more from July 19, having been suspended since March 29 because of the coronavirus pandemic. Operator Blackpool Transport said the resumption of services on the 16 km route was intended to ‘support the town’s economy and provide an important ...

  • Edinburgh tram passenger wearing a face covering
    Metro Report International

    Tram operators share best practice on coronavirus communications


    UK: Light rail industry association UK Tram organised a virtual event to enable its members to discuss the measures they had taken in response to the coronavirus pandemic, and to share best practice for post-lockdown communications as passengers begin to return. ‘Early observations suggest that the new ...

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    Metro Report International

    Urban transport industry news round-up


    Metrô Rio has awarded Alstom a two-year contract to provide post-warranty remote support services for the operational control centre which manages lines 1, 2 and 4. On June 15 Metro de Bilbao finally opened Ibarbengoa station on Line 1. The station was built ...

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    Metro Report International

    UK government aims to ‘permanently change’ transport use as tram and bus funding announced


    Source: Tony Miles UK: ‘We must plan our route to recovery’, said Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps at the government’s daily coronavirus briefing on May 23, when he announced £283m of funding ‘to ensure that more buses, trams and light rail networks return to ...

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    Rail Business UK

    UK announces support for light rail during the pandemic


    UK: The Department for Transport has confirmed that a ‘multi-million pound’ package of emergency funding will be provided for light rail networks as part of measures aimed at keeping essential transport services running during the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement covers the light rail networks in Sheffield, Greater ...

  • Sheriff of Nottingham Catharine Arnold has unveiled the first of Nottingham Express Transit’s 15 Bombardier Incentro trams to be refurbished in a £3·5m project.
    Metro Report International

    Sheriff of Nottingham unveils refurbished tram


    UK: Sheriff of Nottingham Catharine Arnold has unveiled the first of Nottingham Express Transit’s 15 Bombardier Incentro trams to be refurbished in a £3·5m project. The work is being undertaken by Alstom at NET’s depot, minimising disruption by avoiding the need to move the vehicles elsewhere. The scope ...

  • Transport for London has awarded Engineering Support Group Ltd a contract to supply a Physical Prevention of Over-Speeding automatic braking system for the Croydon tram network.
    Metro Report International

    UK tram operators study automatic braking systems


    UK: British tramway operators have told Metro Report International they are taking a close interest in Transport for London’s deployment of an automatic tram braking system, and are working through light rail industry body UK Tram to assess whether similar technology would be suitable for use on the country’s other ...

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    Composite light rail catenary offers potential savings


    UK: Consultancy Atkins, bespoke composite engineering company Cecence and electrification equipment supplier Brecknell Willis are studying the potential use of advanced composite materials 10 times stronger and four times stiffer than metals to lower the cost of tramway overhead electrification. Copper contact wire would be suspended from a carbon fibre ...

  • Construction of the Karlsruhe Friendship Bridge in Nottingham.

    Nottingham tram bridge slides into place


    UK: The first section of the bridge to carry Phase 2 of the Nottingham light rail network over the city’s main station was slid into place during March. To be known as the Karlsruhe Friendship Bridge, the steel structure is 104 m long, 14·5 m wide and weighs 1100 tonnes. ...

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    Nottingham tram Phase Two contract signed


    UK: Following the confirmation of government funding for the PFI deal, on December 15 Nottingham City Council and preferred bidder Tramlink Nottingham signed the £570m NET Phase Two contract to build two new tram lines and take over the operation of the existing line which opened in 2004. The contract ...

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    Review of UK light rail costs published


    UK: A Department for Transport report into the high costs of light rail projects in the UK was published on September 20. 'Green Light for Light Rail' was commissioned by Transport Minister Norman Baker with the aim of identifying the key cost drivers and what can be done to make ...

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    Tramlink Nottingham named preferred bidder for NET Phase 2


    UK: Nottingham City Council announced on March 29 that the Tramlink Nottingham consortium had been chosen as preferred bidder for the Nottingham Express Transit Phase Two concession, which covers construction of two extensions to the light rail network and operation of the network including the existing Line 1. The government ...

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    Nottingham tram Phase Two bidders confirmed


    UK: The Arrow Connect and Tramlink Nottingham consortia have been invited to submit tenders for the NET Phase Two tram expansion project, Nottingham City Council announced on December 2. The 23 year NET Phase Two contract covers construction of the 7·5 km Line 2 to Clifton and the 10 ...

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    Nottingham tram extension funding approved


    UK: Transport Minister Sadiq Khan travelled to Nottingham on July 31 to announce conditional approval of government funding and a workplace parking levy to finance expansion of the Nottingham Express Transit light rail network. The government's contribution to NET Phase Two is capped at £530·7m in Private Finance Initiative ...

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    Nottingham’s next step


    UK: The government approved the Transport & Works Act Order granting joint promoters Nottingham City Council and Nottinghamshire County Council legal powers to build Nottingham Express Transit Phase Two on March 30. However, full government approval is still needed before construction can begin. The next step is to seek ...

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    NET construction in full swing


    The Nottingham Express Transit light rail line is taking shape after 10 years of planning. The first trams to be fully funded under Britain's Private Finance Initiative are expected to carry 11 million passengers a year from 2003