A normal timetable will be reintroduced on Nottingham Express Transit as from Monday 3rd August, replacing the Sunday timetable which has been running every day since Tuesday 24th March. The decision to return to the normal timetable has been made following the continuing easing of government restrictions, most notably the removal of the “only travel by public transport if its essential” advice.
The standard timetable sees trams run up to every seven minutes at peak times during the week. With extra people starting to travel by tram the extra services will allow for social distancing measures to remain in place and Nottingham Express Transit have also confirmed that a number of changes introduced as a result of Coronavirus will remain in place.
* An improved cleaning regime to make sure that frequently touched surfaces onboard each tram are disinfected at the end of every trip
* Trams will stop at all stops and doors will be automatically opened by drivers so the request bell and door opening buttons don’t have to be pressed by passengers
* Social distancing guidelines will remain in place
* Face coverings must be worn by everyone unless exempt
Constantina Samara, NET Customer Services Manager, said: “During the COVID 19 pandemic we have continued to offer a vital service to all our key workers and customers that needed to use the network for essential travel. As public transport restrictions begin to lift, we are ready to resume our full timetable and look forward to welcoming more people back on the trams. Customer and staff safety will continue to be a priority and we will continue to follow government advice at every stage. As before, we continue to advise customers to pay for their travel in advance, either online or by using the NETGO app. NETGO! is still the cheapest way to purchase single, day, group and week tickets, and has the added benefit of being contact-free.”
In addition a new 6 month season ticket has been introduced (alongside 1, 3 and 12 month passes) costing £290 for adults and £200 for students and under 19s.