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

South entrance reopening

The University's South Entrance has reopened as of Monday 22 September. This should be the last significant closure to the entrance as a result of the tram works.   

Science Road temporary layout

The Science Road exit onto the A52 is now permanently reopened.

Cyclists and vehicles must enter the Science Area from the A52 via Coates Road and exit via Science Road. Many cyclists are cycling the wrong way down the one way element of Science Road instead of using Coates Road, which runs parallel to Science Road.

Works affecting routes to our campuses

University Boulevard

The next stage of tram works on University Boulevard are due to begin on Friday 24 October and involves resurfacing University Boulevard from its junction with East Drive (the University of Nottingham’s South Entrance) to the Tennis Centre.

From 8pm on Friday 24 October to 5am on Monday 27 October, this part of University Boulevard will be restricted to one lane in both directions. Hopper buses will operate as usual, but passengers should be aware there may be delays to the Sutton Bonington service (901) due to the lane restriction.

The following weekend, from 8pm on Friday 31 October to 5am on Monday 3 November, this part of University Boulevard will again be restricted to one lane in both directions. The South Entrance will be temporarily closed as works take place across the junction of East Drive. Please note, buses will be unable to stop at the Lakeside Arts bus stop, so passengers are advised to use the East Drive bus stop instead.

Access to the University will still be available via the North and West entrances. 

Nottingham city centre

Station Street will be closed between Trent Street and Carrington Street from Monday 3 November to Friday 7 November. This will be due to guard rail installations on the bridge.

Lenton/Gregory Street

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

From Monday 13 October, tram works will take place around the Abbey Bridge/Abbey Street/Gregory Street junction. The Old Church Street to Gregory Street Junction will be closed, with traffic diverted on to Priory Street, then to a new cut through to Old Church Street.

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). The works are expected to last seven weeks, and 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

Crown Island – Ring Road Improvement

From early October, works will begin at Crown Island on the Ring Road – the elongated dumbbell junction of Wollaton Road/Middleton Boulevard/Western Boulevard/Radford Bridge Road. Motorists and bus services will not be affected, however the subway will close to pedestrians and cyclists until March 2015.

Ring Road improvement information and map


Between Tuesday 11 November and Tuesday 18 November, Middle Street will be closed from Dovecote Lane to Devonshire Avenue to carry out surfacing work. These works will only take place at night.

Waterway Street West

From Wednesday 24 September, the junction on Waterway Street West (opposite Queen's Bridge Road) will be reconfigured. As a result, lane one will be closed on Sheriffs Way outbound, and lane one on Crocus Street outbound will also be closed.

NG2 Business Park 

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

West Bridgeford

From Monday 27 October to Sunday 2 November, kerbing and finishing works will take place on a section of Coronation Avenue. Multi-phase traffic lights will be installed at the main road junction.

Toton section and Bardills Island

From Monday 10 to Saturday 15 November , there will be surfacing works around Toton Lane and Bardills Roundabout. This will result in the full closure of Toton Lane and some lane closures to Bardills Roundabout between 8pm-6am .

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 King’s Meadow 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 on the proposed route through the Queen’s Medical Centre campus will 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.

The University of Nottingham

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