Category Archives: Nottingham Express Transit

Lockdown Walks: Nottingham Express Transit 236

We have another new location for this edition of “Lockdown Walks” as we take a look at Nottingham Express Transit.

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Full NET system to reopen early

No sooner had we featured images of the rail replacement works on Nottingham Express Transit then it was announced that after excellent progress the full line will be able to reopen some five days earlier than planned. It was originally … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Nottingham City Centre rail replacement work

Nottingham Express Transit is currently taking the opportunity to undertake some essential rail replacement works in the city centre with the section between Royal Centre and Old Market Square being treated to some new rails, the old rails having been … Continue reading

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Manchester Metrolink bucks the trend as light rail journeys fall

Its that time of year again when the Department for Transport release details of journeys taken on light rail across England – and its not good news with a significant fall in the total number of journeys on all systems … Continue reading

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Covid-19 service update – operating systems

Its been a while since we had a round-up of the service being operated on operating tramways and light rail systems in the British Isles (by which we mean those which operate primarily as public transport and not heritage systems … Continue reading

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Trams &: Nottingham Express Transit 205 & class 156 DMU

In this latest edition of “Trams &” we head to the East Midlands for an image of a tram and train on Nottingham Express Transit.

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Trams form part of plan to maximise opportunities from the arrival of HS2 in the East Midlands

Midlands Connect have recently released a report following a study into how the East Midlands can maximise opportunities presented by the arrival of HS2 in the region – and as part of their plan trams/light rail feature both in the … Continue reading

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NET services suspended for 7 hours after communications fault

Thursday 4th June saw major disruption for anyone wishing to travel on Nottingham Express Transit with the complete network suspended for around seven hours after a communications fault was reported. The first reports of the service suspension came just before … Continue reading

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Major NET rail replacement works to get underway from 20th June

Nottingham Express Transit services through the City Centre are to be disrupted for a month from Saturday 20th June to allow for major rail replacement works on the section between Old Market Square and Royal Centre – track which has … Continue reading

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More changes on the way across the UK

Change, constant and quick moving change at that!, seems to be buzz word at the moment on various UK tram networks with yet more service and ticketing amendments on the way in the coming days and weeks. In this latest … Continue reading

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NET step up Coronavirus response

As more people start to return to work and passenger numbers increase, Nottingham Express Transit have unveiled they are stepping up measures to ensure the continued safety of both passengers and employees but at this stage no increase in service … Continue reading

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Government confirm more support for trams and light rail

In a normal world, weekend announcements from the Department for Transport for new projects and funding are pretty rare but as we are in a very different environment at the moment the “new normal” means announcements come at you from … Continue reading

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Government confirm support for light rail

One of the themes which has been emerging in recent weeks during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic has been the financial strain it has been putting on various light rail systems with the Tyne and Wear Metro the first to express … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Nottingham Station at night

This small pictorial article takes us to Nottingham Station stop on Nottingham Express Transit for views taken of the trams on a cold and wet evening in mid-December 2019. Taking a look at various examples of the two fleets that … Continue reading

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Children make banner thanking NET drivers

Whilst many of us are currently in lockdown and not able to go out to work it can easily be forgotten that despite a reduced service running on most tramways in the UK a service is still running which requires … Continue reading

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More Coronavirus updates

Sunday services on the West Midlands Metro are to run to a revised schedule from Sunday 12th April as they seek to operate a service which still enables key workers to travel whilst also taking into consideration the reduction in … Continue reading

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Three extensions proposed for Nottingham Express Transit

Ambitious plans for three new tram extensions in Nottingham have been revealed with the hope that a business case can be put together for the expansion in the next 12 months. Two of the new lines would see extensions from … Continue reading

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Don’t travel advice given across UK

Following on from Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s address on Monday 23rd September public transport should only be used in the UK for essential travel with several transport networks reiterating this fact in statements. It has also now been confirmed that … Continue reading

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More service reductions across the UK

As government advice for social distancing and to travel only if essential continues further service reductions have been introduced on light rail systems across the UK. The Tyne and Wear Metro have further reduced their timetables whilst a revised service … Continue reading

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NET delays after car flips at Gregory Street

Services to Toton Lane on Nottingham Express Transit were disrupted on Sunday 15th March after a car flipped over adjacent to the island platform stop at Gregory Street. The incident occurred at around 1230 and led to no trams able … Continue reading

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