Nottingham Express Transit Citadis number 2 arrives

The second of the 22 Alstom Citadis trams being constructed for Nottingham Express Transit has now arrived at Wilkinson Street depot following its transport from Spain. Like the first tram it was transported by sea to Southampton Docks in Southampton and then resumed its journey by road to Nottingham.

It is presumed that this tram will be numbered 217 in the NET fleet but no external identification is carried on the trams when they are initially delivered to Nottingham. The tram joins 216 in Nottingham and will now undergo initial commissioning work before testing and eventual introduction into service, which is not expected until 2014.


The second of the Citadis trams for Nottingham Express Transit makes it way from the Docks at Southampton on its way north to its new home in the midlands. (Photo: Graham Tiller -

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2 Responses to Nottingham Express Transit Citadis number 2 arrives

  1. David Beardsell says:

    Please could you tell me what day this car arrived in Nottingham.
    David Beardsell.

    • Gareth Prior says:

      I’m pretty sure it would have arrived on Thursday 10th October. It was seen in Southampton on the 10th and then again on the M1 near Leicester on the 10th so I would like to think it would have made the short distance to Nottingham on the same day as well.