Bridge building begins for tram
Work has commenced on a bridge that is part of the Phase Two development of the city’s tram network.
The bridge will take trams over Nottingham Station to serve the south and south west of the city.
Three interconnecting bridges will be used over Station Street, Nottingham Station and Queens Road taking the trams between the current end of line one, down to new parts of the route through The Meadows.
Councillor Jane Urquhart, Portfolio Holder for Planning and Transportation said:
“It’s hugely exciting that just a few months after signing the contracts to extend the tram system, the contractor is already embarking on such a significant piece of work.
“This work is also a timely reminder of why the City has taken the bold step of being the first city in the UK to introduce the Workplace Parking Levy, which is helping to fund both the extensions to the NET system and the redevelopment of Nottingham Station to transform the station into a modern transport interchange befitting of a city of Nottingham’s size and stature. ”
Martin Carroll, Project Director of construction contractor, the Taylor Woodrow Alstom Joint Venture, said: “Clearly this is a major element of the overall extension scheme and will result in an impressive structure. It is a complex construction project to create the three interconnecting bridges and, in all, will take 21 months to complete.
“We are working hard alongside the City Council and a variety of other partners, including Network Rail, in order to minimise disruption and, of course, it is important that services into and out of the railway station itself are maintained whilst the work goes on.”
- To be able to carry out the work to create the pier support for the Station Street bridge safely, part of Station Street, between Trent Street and Carrington Street, will be limited to one-way traffic heading westbound (towards Carrington Street).
- The one-way traffic system will remain on Station Street until late 2013 to allow other NET bridge works and works as part of the transformation of Nottingham Station.
For more information on the construction of the bridge, click here.
For more information on NET Phase Two, click here.