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Essential tram track improvements taking place this July disrupt services

Nottingham Express Transit (NET) will be carrying out necessary tram track improvements this July, with tram users urged to check affected routes before travelling and consider alternative routes. 

 

There will be no trams running between The Forest and Old Market Square between Tuesday 2 July and Sunday 14 July, with High School, Nottingham Trent University and Royal Centre stops all closed, as the essential maintenance takes place.

Maintenance work will be specifically carried out at the High School and Royal Centre tram stops. Regular service will continue over the rest of the extensive NET tram network. 

 

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To minimise disruption, a replacement bus service will run from Tuesday 2 July every ten minutes between The Forest Park & Ride tram stop and Market Street, which is located next to the Old Market Square tram stop. Normal tram service is set to return to all stops on Monday 15 July.  

 

Trevor Stocker, NET head of operations, said: “We’re committed to ensuring the optimal safety and reliability for our tram users, and these track works are an essential part of that. Some of our tram tracks have been operating since 2004, so with natural wear and tear, this type of maintenance work allows us to keep everything running smoothly – especially on such a key and highly-used part of our tram network.  

 

“Like with any of our improvement works, we put steps in place to keep disruption levels to a minimum. The track works starting on Tuesday 2nd July will be ongoing 24/7, so noise prevention measures will be implemented. However, people may experience some noise while the works are taking place, just for a short period of time.  

 

“We ask that all affected tram users plan ahead, allow additional time for their journeys and become familiar with our replacement bus service. Normal service is set to resume Monday 15 July as we head into the working week.” 

 

Overnight preparation works will commence at the High School tram stop between Sunday 23 June and Monday 1 July, and at the Royal Centre tram stop between 16 June and Monday 1 July. During this time, noise prevention measures will be in place to support reducing the noise created by the works. 

 
For further information about services affected by the upcoming track works, together with details of alternative travel arrangements such as the tram replacement bus service.

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