Norman Baker MP – Transport Minister – visited Nottingham this week to congratulate
the city on getting the go-ahead to construct phase two of Nottingham Express Transit and also to talk about the economic growth, inward investment and job creation that it will bring to the local economy.
Mr Baker commented: “We know that trams in Nottingham are already very widely used and this extension will ensure that they continue to be an increasingly important part of the lifeblood of the city – providing a sustainable alternative to having to take your car into the city centre. The extension – supported by up to £371m of Government funding – will hit the two key government targets of cutting carbon and creating growth.”
Cllr Jane Urquhart, Portfolio Holder for Planning and Transportation at Nottingham City
Council, added: “I am delighted to welcome Norman Baker MP back to Nottingham to celebrate the city’s achievement in bringing the multi-million NET Phase Two project to Nottingham in these constrained economic times.”
Initial construction work on Phase Two has already commenced with the extensions due to
open to the public by late 2014.