Development of Nottingham Express Transit LRT (phase 2)

Project information

Index: 1129R4
Priority:2: Environment and risk prevention
Sub Theme:Energy and sustainable transport
Location UNITED KINGDOM EAST MIDLANDS Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Start/End date of the practice
Start: 1988

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

Karen Shaw

Nottingham City Council, policy & reseach team tram organisation:;

Annex completed on: 03-20-2014

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