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


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.

New speed limit – Lenton, Dunkirk and Triumph Road

The Nottingham City Council have introduced a new 20mph speed limit to the Lenton area.

The new limits have been implemented as of December 2014. These limits do not include the main A and B roads or the tram route within the area, but do include Triumph Road, residential areas and some roads in Dunkirk.

The 20mph speed limit aims to bring:

  • streets that are more cycle and pedestrian friendly
  • greater community ownership of streets and parks
  • improved air quality
  • reduced traffic noise
  • safer road junctions
  • potential reduction in the severity and number of accidents and collisions
Future plans include introducing the 20mph speed limit in the Meadows, Bilborough, Mapperley and St Ann's, Dales, Wilford and Wollaton areas in early 2015.

For more information, please visit the Nottingham City Council 20mph webpage, and check back for updates.

Works affecting routes to our campuses

University Boulevard

Between 8pm and 5am on Tuesday 20 to Wednesday 21 January , lane one will be closed outbound from East Drive to the tennis centre.

Lenton/Gregory Street

Works at the White Hart junction may affect access to King’s Meadow Campus.

From Wednesday 3 September, a section of Gregory Street will be closed to traffic (between Mellors and Kirk Auction House and the Red Crow Pub). While pedestrians and cyclists will not be affected, the easiest alternative route for vehicles will be via the A52. Please check the below map for more details.

Lenton Lane and Gregory Street map and information

From Monday 19 January to Saturday 7 February, the Priory Street/Abbey Street junction will be closed, with traffic diverting through Old Church Street. These works will install a speed plateau.

From Saturday 24 January to Sunday 22 February, the Lenton Lane railway bridge (next to Easter Park) will be closed for manhole construction works and resurfacing. Traffic will enter and exit Lenton Lane via Abbey Bridge then Gregory Street.

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


Between 10pm and 5am each night from Monday 19 to Thursday 22 January, OLE cabling works will result in the Station Road/Middle Street junction being closed eastbound, leading to Regent Street. Humber Road will be closed to Middle Street West Bound, with access maintained for residents and shops.

NG2 Business Park 

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

From Monday 5 January to Friday 20 February, junction works will take place on Waterway Street West, opposite Queen's Bridge Road. As a result, lane one coutbound will be closed on Sheriff's Way, and lane one outbound will be closed on Crocus Street.

Between 8pm and 4am on Monday 26 January, surfacing works on Enterprise Way will result in lane restrictions within NG2.

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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