Nottingham tram development


How the tram developments will affect the University

Nottingham Express Transport (NET) is building Phase Two [pdf] of the Nottingham tram network, with construction expected to last until the end of 2014. This will introduce two new lines; line two runs from the city centre to Clifton via the Meadows, line three runs through Beeston to Toton.

Building work will affect access, traffic and car parking across various University sites at different stages of construction.

For more information, visit the NET tram website.


New tram lines under construction


Tram safety tips

The tram operator is asking pedestrians, drivers and cyclists to 'Think Safe, Stay Safe' as testing starts on the new tram lines.

Find guidance and advice on the NET website.

Works on our campuses

Science Road

Science Road is now open to traffic. Tram works affecting the road are now complete, and there should not be another significant closure to the road as a result of the tram.

Works affecting routes to our campuses

Travel to King's Meadow Campus

The Abbey Street/Gregory Street junction and Lenton Lane railway bridge are now open. Travel to Kings' Meadow Campus along Lenton Lane should now be unaffected by tram works.

Riverside Way/Victoria Embankment

From Sunday 19 to Monday 20 April, between 6am and 6am, Riverside Way/Victoria Embankment will be fully closed for concrete repairs, with localised diversion.

West Bridgeford

From Sunday 26 to Monday 27 April between 6am and 6am, Wilford Lane will be closed for concrete repairs, with localised diversion.

From Sunday 3 to Monday 4 May between 6am and 6am, Ruddington Lane will be closed for concrete repairs, with localised diversion.

Crown Island – Ring Road Improvement

From Monday 3 November, Nottingham City Council will be conducting road widening works around Crown Island to improve the ring road. The works are expected to be completed by late spring 2015.

The works will affect the Jubilee Campus car park. An estimated 48 spaces will be lost, of which 18 will reopen once the works are complete.

Works will mainly take place from Monday to Friday during off-peak hours (9.30am–3.30pm) and on occasional weekends. Vehicle, pedestrian and cycling access will be maintained along Western Boulevard for the duration; however, lane restrictions will be in place. Therefore motorists are advised to allow additional time for their journeys through this section of the Ring Road.

The subway will be closed. Pedestrians are advised to use nearby crossings and cyclists should follow the diversion route via the surface crossings on Wollaton Road and Middleton Boulevard.

Please see the below map and newsletter for more information.

Ring Road – Crown Island affected land

Ring Road – update January 2015

NG2 Business Park 

Works adjacent to the NG2 Business Park may affect access to University Park if you travel from the city.

Alternatives to parking on University Park campus

Those seeking an alternative to parking on University Park may wish to consider parking at another site and walking or using the hopper bus to travel to University Park.


From King’s Meadow Campus there's a bus every 30 minutes (route 902), with the first bus leaving KMC at 7.55am and the last bus leaving University Park at 6.15pm.

King's Meadow Campus 902 hopper bus timetable 2014/15

Alternatively, car parking is available at University property at 522 Derby Road and available for all permit holders to use. From Derby Road car park it’s a ten minute walk to the eastern side of University Park or the Jubilee hopper bus (route 903) passes every 30 minutes (nearest bus stop is on Triumph Road). 

Cycle to work

For those seeking an alternative to driving to campus, the University runs a cycle hire schemeCycle to Work schemes and offers various schemes for staff to purchase travel passes through payroll.

More information

The tram works will be phased and completed in sections along the two new routes. The Beeston section of line three will serve the University, with new tram stops being constructed at the Queen’s Medical Centre and along University Boulevard at the south entrance to University Park and adjacent to the Highfields Sports Ground.

Works through the Queen’s Medical Centre campus include a bridge and raised tramline. 

Visuals of QMC tram and bridge



A visual of Phase Two super-imposed over aerial photographs (PDF) is also available, so you can see what the tram network development will look like once finished.  

The latest updates on how construction work affects access to the University and its facilities for staff, students and visitors will be posted on this webpage throughout the building process.

For more information on construction across Nottingham, visit the NET website.

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