Part of Nottingham tram network to close for 10 days for track replacement

Part Nottingham’s tram network will close for essential works to replace tracks.

A shuttle bus service will operate between the Wilkinson Street and The Forest tram stops from 23rd August until Sunday, 2nd September.

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Shipstone Street, Beaconsfield Street, Hyson Green Market, Radford Road and Noel Street stops will be closed

Trams from Hucknall and Phoenix Park will run to Wilkinson Street,services from Clifton South and Toton Lane will run to The Forest – buses will run between the two stops.

Mike Mabey, NET Operations Manager, said: “The tram is at the heart of the city’s transport network, and we want to make sure we keep the system in tip-top condition for the thousands of people who rely on it every day.

“From time to time, we have to carry out essential maintenance work and, on this busy section of the network, some stretches of track have been in place since the tram opened 14 years ago.

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“The work to replace them will ensure we continue to provide a safe, comfortable and reliable service to customers.

“Every effort is being made to minimise disruption, and additional staff will be on hand at key locations throughout this period to advise customers on how best to complete their journey.”

Constantina Samara, NET customer service manager, added: “The tracks are being replaced during the summer holidays as this is traditionally the quietest time of the year, and engineers will be doing all they can to complete the work as quickly as possible.”

“We would advise customers to allow extra time for their journeys and apologise for any inconvenience whilst we carry out this planned maintenance that’s vital to the safe and efficient running of the network.”