New permanent traffic signals at the Queen’s Road East and University Boulevard junction, which has been altered to accommodate the new Chilwell tram route, have been switched on today (Tuesday).

The move marks another step towards the completion of the tram expansion project as the city looks forward to the extension of services to Chilwell and Clifton.

Chris Deas, NET Project Director for Nottingham City Council, said: “As we are now testing trams between Nottingham Station and University Boulevard, the completion of traffic signal works at this very busy junction brings daytime tram-running through Beeston a step closer.”

Meanwhile, new permanent traffic signals are anticipated to go live shortly in Clifton where Farnborough Road meets Southchurch Drive at the junction of Holy Trinity, which will allow daytime tram-running to progress to the end of the new Clifton tramline.