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Trade press enthusiastic over tram extension

Trade press enthusiastic over tram extension

 Eight journalists from leading UK rail industry publications who converged on Nottingham for a special trade media preview of the NET Phase Two tram extension have given the new lines an emphatic thumbs-up. The trade journalists were able to travel the entire length of the new line to Toton, starting at Nottingham Station and stopping […]

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Vital Midland Mainline needs electrifying sooner rather than later

Vital Midland Mainline needs electrifying sooner rather than later

Nottingham City Council is calling on the Government not to delay the decision on the electrification of the Midland Mainline. Speaking at the end of a two-hour train journey from the UK’s capital to Nottingham Station today (Friday 26th June 2015), Councillor Nick McDonald, Portfolio Holder for Jobs, Growth and Transport, said: “It is disappointing that the Government has made the announcement to delay the decision to electrify the Midland Mainline. It took me two […]

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Minister marks success of returning tram conference

Minister marks success of returning tram conference

Nottingham’s hosting of the tenth annual UK Light Rail Conference has been declared a resounding success after attracting record numbers of delegates and exhibitors as the event returned to the Nottingham Conference Centre for the second year in succession. The conference, held on Wednesday and Thursday (June 17-18), attracted nearly 300 delegates, exhibitors and speakers […]

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Visitors bowled over as Nottingham hosts trio of international events

Visitors bowled over as Nottingham hosts trio of international events

Nottingham is basking in the international spotlight this week thanks to a succession of major international events. After Monday’s victory in the Aegon Open Nottingham ATP for rising young Croatian star Ana Konjuh, 17, in the women’s final, the Men’s event starts on Saturday with its later stages already a sell-out success, while tomorrow (Wednesday) […]

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Ring Road improvements continue with full Crown Island junction works set to start

Ring Road improvements continue with full Crown Island junction works set to start

Following preparatory works the full programme of roadworks on Crown Island will start on 15th June 2015 at its junction with Middleton Boulevard, Wollaton Road and Western Boulevard. The Crown Island works are the latest stage of the £16.2m Ring Road project to reduce congestion and delays and improve journey time reliability on this strategically […]

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Boost for city’s Creative Quarter as work starts on junction improvements

Boost for city’s Creative Quarter as work starts on junction improvements

The next stage in a massive investment by Nottingham City Council to support economic growth will see work start on more transport improvements in the city’s Creative Quarter on Sunday (14 June). This latest part of the city’s multi-million pound infrastructure upgrade involves improvements for pedestrians and renewed road surfaces at the junction of Manvers […]

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Plan ahead for a safe night out

Plan ahead for a safe night out

Nottingham City Council, working as part of the Nottinghamshire Road Safety Partnership, recently published a video for cinematic release that concentrates on a positive message to avoid drink driving – plan for a safe night out. The anti-drink drive film shows a family enjoying a good night out but then refraining from using their cars […]

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Tram works in Clifton and Lenton starting

Tram works in Clifton and Lenton starting

Between Sunday June14th and Monday June 22nd, tram contractors will be carrying out track finishing and remedial works in Clifton. As a result, Southchurch Drive will be closed between Donington Road and Green Lane, with signed diversions in place. There will also be one-way traffic on Southchurch Drive between Farnborough Road and Donington Road; on […]

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