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 http://www.thetram.net/phasetwo


New tram lines under construction


Works on our campuses

South entrance

The University's South Entrance is closed to incoming and outgoing traffic until mid September. 

Throughout this period there will be restrictions to access on Science Road. We will post more detail about the timings of these restrictions as soon as it is available. All buses entering/exiting campus will do so via the North and West Entrances. 

Pedestrians can still use the entrance. Cyclists should walk their bikes through the pedestrian access until they are on University Boulevard. 

The closure is part of the final stages of the tram works. The works in and around the University are expected to be mostly complete by the start of the next academic year. 

Hopper bus diversions

Buses will be unable to call at the Arts Centre bus stop from Monday 30 June until mid-September. The nearest bus stop for passengers wishing to travel on hopper buses or Nottingham City’s Transport’s 34 service is East Drive.  

Science Road temporary layout

The Science Road exit onto the A52 is now permanently reopened. The temporary layout of Science Road, as shown in this map of the area, will be in place until summer 2014.

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

Queens Road East/University Boulevard junction

To complete the resurfacing of the new junction, from 8pm Friday 29 August – 5am Monday 1 September some temporary restrictions will apply:

  • Queens Road East will be closed at the junction so there will be no access between Queens Road East and University Boulevard in either direction.
  • University Boulevard will be reduced down to one lane in both directions through the junction. 
  • Traffic using the A6005 will be diverted via Woodside Road and Derby Road (Brian Clough Way A52) into Beeston using Wollaton Road and Station Road back onto the A6005.

Take a look at this PDF for further details.

White Hart junction

Works at the White Hart junction are affecting access to King’s Meadow Campus.

NG2 Business Park 

Works adjacent to the NG2 Business Park are affecting access to University Park if you travel from the city

For an update on the progress of tram works in and around NG2 Business Park on Queens Drive, take a look at  this PDF.

Chilwell Road update

Works on Chilwell Road are affecting access to University Park if you travel from Beeston.

Take a look at this PDF for an update on the continuing tram works on Chilwell Road.  

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.

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 are available


A visual of Phase Two super-imposed over aerial photographs 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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