Development of Nottingham Express Transit LRT (phase 2)
Topic of the practice
Energy and sustainable transport
Good Practice Information
Aim NET 'phase 2' is to provide an efficient and economically viable LRT service by a PPP model.
NET is the first second-generation light rail system outside of a Metropolitan county. The tramway's promotors are Nottingham City Council and Nottinghamshire County Council.
In 2011, the 23-year 'design, build, finance & maintain' concession for the development of the new lines has been contracted .
The system is a mix of on-street running and reserved track. Trams run every 6 minutes Monday–Saturday daytime (5 minutes at peak time) on the main section. NET serves 23 tram stops, which vary from a shelter and raised kerb to more substantial off-street stops. There are five Park & Ride sites and there is interchange with National Rail services at three stops.
Evidence of success
Annually, 7,5-10 million passengers; public transport usage is up by 20% in the peak periods, congestion has been reduced by as much as 9%, 30% of tram passengers have directly transferred from car or use Park and ride.
The economic benefits of the extension (2012-14) are planned to generate long term employment growth of up to 8,000 jobs and could boost the local economy by around £390m per year.
Contact details to obtain further information on the practice
Nottingham City Council, policy & reseach team
Annex completed on: 03-20-2014