Archive by category Tram

Plans submitted for Midlands-wide ‘tap and cap’ payment platform for public transport

Plans submitted for Midlands-wide ‘tap and cap’ payment platform for public transport

Leaders from across the Midlands are calling on Government to fund a region-wide smart ticketing platform, which would revolutionise the way passengers use and pay for public transport. A ‘tap and cap’ system, similar to the platform used by Transport for London, would allow travellers to seamlessly pay for trips on the rail, bus and […]

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Cashless and effortless contactless payments launch on Nottingham City Transport buses

Cashless and effortless contactless payments launch on Nottingham City Transport buses

Nottingham City Transport (NCT) buses are now accepting adult pay as you go contactless payments following an official launch by NCT, Nottingham City Council and system provider INIT. The Nottingham Contactless project has been supported by Nottingham City Council, which secured £2.4m funding from the Department for Transport’s (DfT) National Productivity Investment Fund to develop […]

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Goose Fair is cancelled for 2020 following Covid restrictions

Goose Fair is cancelled for 2020 following Covid restrictions

Nottingham City Council and the Showmen’s Guild have today announced the cancellation of the 729th Goose Fair. The popular annual event was due to be staged at its regular home of the Forest Recreation Ground from Wednesday 30 September to Sunday 4 October. Despite current Government regulations allowing fairground rides and attractions to open, the […]

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Council calls on Government for support to ease the impact of Highways England’s Clifton Bridge works

Council calls on Government for support to ease the impact of Highways England’s Clifton Bridge works

Nottingham City Council’s portfolio holder for transport has written to the Secretary of State for Transport to ask for help in easing the impact on the city of Highways England’s works on Clifton Bridge. The council has outlined a set of proposals totalling £1m for Highways England to consider funding which would help to keep […]

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Public transport helps ease traffic disruption – and City Council asks Highways England to do more

Public transport helps ease traffic disruption – and City Council asks Highways England to do more

The closure of the A52 at Clifton Bridge for Highways England work is funnelling an extra 15,000 southbound vehicles a day over Nottingham’s remaining two bridges, latest figures show. The incident has also led to a rise in the number of people opting to use the tram – with a 21% increase in journeys from […]

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Nottingham’s Bonfire Night celebration takes place on Tuesday

Nottingham’s Bonfire Night celebration takes place on Tuesday

The East Midlands’ biggest bonfire and firework celebration will take place at the Forest Recreation Ground next Tuesday evening (5 November). The biggest free fireworks event in the city was attended by over 40,000 people last year and similar numbers are anticipated. There is a whole evening of entertainment on offer. The event kicks off […]

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Friends Of The Earth highlight innovative scheme in Nottingham

Friends Of The Earth highlight innovative scheme in Nottingham

Nottingham’s forward-thinking approach has been highlighted by Friends Of The Earth (FoE) as part of a new campaign to tackle climate change. The national branch of the international campaign group is calling on people to ‘challenge their local authority to do more’. They want councils to be learning from each other and sharing best practice. […]

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New events added and handy guides available as city prepares for first Lightest Night on Friday

New events added and handy guides available as city prepares for first Lightest Night on Friday

To celebrate the summer solstice, Nottingham will host its first-ever Lightest Night this Friday – 21 June. The city will come to life from 5pm; offering all kinds of free, family-friendly entertainment as well as special, later opening times at some of the city’s favourite venues. From the Arboretum to Green’s Windmill; performances, music, dance, […]

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Who will dare visit Old Market Scare?

Who will dare visit Old Market Scare?

Old Market Square and its tram stop are to be re-named for Halloween to ‘Old Market Scare’ to coincide with the annual Halloween event. Now in its second year, the Halloween themed attraction will be open from Friday 26 October and Wednesday 31 October. The Halloween-themed fun begins officially on 26 October (Friday).  Old Market […]

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Nottingham leading the way to improve local air and protect public health

Nottingham leading the way to improve local air and protect public health

Nottingham will mark the first ever National Clean Air Day on Thursday 15 June with a range of events to encourage local people to do their bit to improve air quality and their own health. It comes on the day that former US vice president turned eco activist Al Gore presents Nottingham City with the […]

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