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 will be closed to all traffic between 7am and 4pm between Saturday 13 December and Sunday 21 December to enable the final surfacing work to be undertaken as part of the tram works.

This is expected to be the last substantial closure of Science Rd as a consequence of the tram works. The Estates Office apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

New speed limit – Lenton, Dunkirk and Triumph Road

The Nottingham City Council are currently constructing a new Lenton area 20mph speed limit.

The new limits are expected to be implemented in December 2014. These limits will not include the main A and B roads or the tram route within the area, but will 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

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

Works affecting routes to our campuses

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


From 8pm to 5am each night Wednesday 17Thursday 18 December, Regent Street will be closed in both directions from Humber Road and Station Road. Residents will still have access.

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 council will have control of the site from then until Saturday 31 October 2015 at the latest.

These 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.

Motorists will be largely unaffected. However, 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.

A newsletter with further details will be made available on this page soon – in the meantime, please see the below map for more information.

Ring Road – Crown Island affected land

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.

From 10pm to 5am on Friday 12 December, Queen's Road will be closed inbound from Arkwright Street junction to Summer Leys Lane.

Toton section and Bardills Island

From 8pm-5am Monday 15 December to Friday 19 December, there will be complete surfacing works to Toton Lane and tie in to Bardills Roundabout. Each night from 8pm to 5am, Toton Lane will be fully closed, leading to lane closures at Bardills Roundabout and the A52. Traffic diverted along A52 eastbound then onto Bostacks Lane Longmoor Road Petersham road Derby road Nottingham Road then High Road and vice versa.

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.

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