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Nottingham Express Transit, Phase 2, UK


Nottingham Express Transit Phase Two (NET) is an extension of the existing Nottingham Express Transit Line One by two further tram lines. The 22-year and 3-month Concession Agreement with Nottingham City Council covers the financing, design, construction, operation and maintenance of the two new lines and the operation and maintenance of the existing Line One.

The full network has been in operation since August 2015. Nottingham is now a city experiencing the benefits that come with having a modern and reliable light rail public transport system. NET provides direct public transport connections to several of the City’s major employment sites.

These include Nottingham’s QMC Hospital and treatment centre, the ng2 business park, Nottingham University and Nottingham Trent University and Nottingham Science Park. NET also serves large event venues including Theatre Royal and Concert Hall, Nottingham Arena and Nottingham Tennis Centre.


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ESG/SDG Key Facts

NET has built a strong relationship in the community, supporting numerous local charity groups, including an annual “Community Hero” award voted for by the public in collaboration with the local press. One tram is named each year in honour of the Nottingham Community Heroes of the Year for that year with their name remaining on the tram for a 12-month period.
As part of its work with Nottingham City Council and local charity partners, NET is in discussions to provide reduced / discounted travel on the tram for the long-term unemployed who are now returning to work, for who the cost of travel might otherwise have been a barrier to attend interviews etc. The Project Company is also working in partnership with the local NHS trust to develop sustainable transport strategies for their 18,000 staff members.
A study by a team of researchers from The Economic Strategy Research Bureau (ESRB) of Nottingham Trent University found that the three-year build phase of the PPP Project created around 4,500 years of employment and c. £217 million of local economic activity, with a further 230 full-time jobs created in operation of the NET trams.
As part of its SDG and stakeholder engagement strategy, the concession has developed an ESG strategy, which includes collaboration with local stakeholders in respect of green travel planning as well as development of a Procurement Policy to target transparent ethical and sustainable procurement going forward. NET has signed up to and is an essential part of the city council’s aim to be the first Carbon Neutral city in the UK by 2028 #CN28. NET’s trams run on electricity supplied from 100% renewable sources.


for Notthingham


Trams and 51 tram stops

Provides attractive

transport solution in a congested road network in the Greater Notthingham area


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