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Major tram engineering works in October suspends Old Market Square to Nottingham Station service

Essential engineering and maintenance works are set to take place on Nottingham’s tram network later this month, with improvements to infrastructure designed to enhance safety and improve reliability.

Timed to coincide with the October half-term holidays, usually a quieter time on the network when schools and colleges are closed for the autumn break, the work includes permanent repairs to a section of line near Cator Lane that was damaged by flooding from a burst water main earlier this year.

In the city centre, engineers will also be replacing and upgrading tracks and, at both locations, measures are being put in place to minimise disruption for customers, local businesses, and residents.

The work at Middle Hill, between Old Market Square and the Nottingham Station stops, is set to commence on Sunday, October 22, and last for three days, while the seven-day project at Cator Lane gets underway on Saturday, October 28.

Trevor Stocker, NET Head of Operations, explained:

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“Throughout these periods, tram tickets will be accepted on buses serving affected areas, as trams will be unable to run on some sections of the network.

“Understandably, there will also be some noise associated with the repairs, but our contractors will have measures in place to minimise any disturbance.”

While the city centre work will see services on all routes suspended between Old Market Square and Nottingham Station, with the temporary closure of the Lace Market stop, the Cator Lane repairs affect Hucknall to Toton Lane services only. On this route, trams will not run between the University of Nottingham and Cator Lane, with temporary closure of stops at University Boulevard, Middle Street, Beeston Centre, Chilwell Road and High Road.

A replacement bus will operate a non-stop service to and from the Toton Lane Park and Ride facility and the University of Nottingham bus stop.

“These vital long-term repairs include the replacement of ballast that was disturbed by the flooding and will ensure the safe operation of the line for many years to come,” Trevor said.

“In advance, we would like to thank customers and anyone else affected by these works for their patience and understanding and to reassure them that we are doing all we can to minimise any inconvenience,” Trevor said.

“A normal tram service across the network is expected to resume on November 4,” he added.

Middle Hill – 22nd Oct – 24th Oct

Highlights

  • No service between Old Market Square and Nottingham Station
  • Trams from Toton Lane and Clifton South will terminate at Nottingham Railway Station
  • Trams from Phoenix Park and Hucknall will terminate at Old Market Square
  • Tram tickets and Travel cards will be accepted on the NCT Green Line buses during the above dates
  • The walking distance between Old Market Square and Nottingham Station is approx. 9 minutes.  Click here for walking directions
  • Normal service is to resume 25th of October

 

Network Map

Old Market Square - Nottingham Station

Closed Tram Stops

 

The Lace Market

 

If you’re travelling to Clifton South or Toton Lane – The easiest route is to walk to Nottingham Station and use the tram service

If you’re travelling to Hucknall or Phoenix Park – The easiest route is to walk to Old Market Square and use the tram service

If you have reduced mobility and are unable to walk to either stop, you may use the NCT Green bus loop towards Old Market Square and then towards Nottingham Station from the Fletcher Gate bus stop. Click here for directions to the bus stop

Bus Replacement Route Map

City Loop Map

For more information on the NCT Green Line buses, please click here

Between Old Market Square and Nottingham Station, use the Green Line NCT buses from the Angel Row bus stops. For directions, click here

Between Nottingham Station and Old Market Square, use the Green Line NCT buses from the bus stops on Carrington Street outside the Railway Station main entrance, opposite Starbucks. For directions, click here

 

Pedestrian and Traffic information

 

There will be no impact on pedestrians walking along Middle Hill as the work site will still allow pedestrian access – see green dotted line on the image below

Traffic measures will be in place. No impact to northbound traffic heading towards the Lace Market area or Fletcher Gate car park etc. Road diversions will be in place for southbound traffic

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Information for nearby Residents and businesses

 

The work will take place 24/7 between the above dates. The work is required to repair the track near the Railway Station Viaduct on Middle Hill. It’s essential that we carry out this work to ensure the continued safe operation of Nottingham Trams. Although the work may be noisy, noise mitigation measures will be in place. We apologise for any disturbance caused

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Cator Lane repair works – 28th Oct – 3rd Nov

Highlights

  • No service between Cator Lane and the University of Nottingham
  • Trams from Toton Lane will terminate at Cator Lane
  • Trams from Hucknall will terminate at the University of Nottingham
  • Phoenix Park and Clifton South services will not be affected
  • Tram tickets and Travel cards will be accepted on the NCT Orange Line buses during the above dates
  • A dedicated nonstop replacement bus service will also be in operation between Toton Lane P&R and the University of Nottingham bus stop UN04. The  UN04 bus stop is a pick-up and drop-off point and can be viewed by clicking here
  • Normal service is to resume 4th of November

 

Network Map

Cator Lane works map

Closed Tram Stops

 

University Boulevard

Directions towards City/Hucknall – Use trams from the University of Nottingham Tram Stop. For directions between University Boulevard and the University of Nottingham tram stop, please click here

Directions towards Beeston/Bramcote – Use the orange line buses from Salisbury Street. Click here for directions. 36 buses travel as far as Inham Road. If you need to reach Toton Lane, trams will run from Inham Road to Toton Lane or you may wish to get the nonstop replacement bus from the U04 bus stop. Click here for directions

Middle Street

Directions towards City/Hucknall – Use the 36 bus from City Road. Alight in Old Market Square where you can continue by tram. Click here for directions to the bus stop

Directions to Beeston/Bramcote and Toton Lane – The 36 bus heads to Beeston and Bramcote and goes as far as Inham Road. Click here for directions to the 36 bus stop. Trams will run between Inham Road and Toton Lane

Beeston Centre

Directions towards City/Hucknall – Use the Orange Line 36 bus from the Beeston interchange towards the City Centre. Alight at Old Market Square where you may wish to board the tram towards Hucknall

Directions towards Bramcote/Toton Lane – Use the Orange 36 bus from the Beeston interchange towards Inham Road. You can reach Toton Lane by boarding a tram at Inham Road

Chilwell Road

Directions towards City/Hucknall – Use the Orange Line 36 bus from the Ellis Grove bus stop. Click here for directions to the bus stop. Alight near Old Market Square where you can continue by tram

Directions to Bramcote/Toton Lane – Use the Orange Line 36 bus near to Wilmot Lane. The bus stops near to Cator Lane at the Greenwood Court bus stop. Use the tram from Cator Lane towards Toton Lane. Click here for directions to the bus stop

High Road – Central College

Directions towards City/Hucknall – Use the Orange Line 36 bus from the Bridge Avenue bus stop. Alight in Old Market Square where you can continue by tram. Click here for directions to the bus stop

Directions to Toton Lane – Use the Orange Line 36 bus from the Bridge Avenue bus stop. Alight the bus at Greenwood Court near the Cator Lane tram stop and continue your journey by tram. Click here for directions to the bus stop

Bus Replacement Route Map

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For more information on the NCT Orange Line buses, please click here

A nonstop bus replacement service will also operate between Toton Lane P&R and the University of Nottingham at the U04 bus stop near the University of Nottingham Tram stop. Signs will be in place. The dedicated bus replacement will not be stopping near to any tram stops between the University of Nottingham and Toton Lane

 

Pedestrian and Traffic information

 

There will be no impact on pedestrians or road traffic during the above dates

 

Information for nearby Residents and businesses

 

The work is required to repair damage caused by the burst water main earlier this year. We understand it has been very difficult for nearby residents who were also affected by the flooding and we are doing everything we can to minimise any further disturbance. We will only be carrying out the work during the day between the hours of 06:00 – 22:00. Wherever possible, noise mitigation measures will be in place and we apologise for any disturbance caused.

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