The Olympic Torch reaches Nottingham this Thursday, and will be cheered along Triumph Road early on Friday morning by the University’s Tri Campus Games athletes.
Staff, students and visitors are advised to plan their travel routes carefully due to associated traffic disruptions (detailed below).
There will be lots of events on Thursday evening throughout Nottingham to celebrate the arrival of the torch. Explore links on this page to find out more.
The Torch will reach Nottingham early on Thursday evening and will leave on Friday morning via Jubilee Campus. Nottingham welcomes the Olympic Torch to the city on Day 41 of its journey, on Thursday evening 28 June. The Olympic Torch Relay’s arrival will launch Nottingham’s city-wide ‘Big Night Out’ celebrations. Festivities begin as it arrives, and local Torchbearers, including University of Nottingham staff and students, will carry the Torch.
For more information about the Olympic Torch Relay and entertainment on Thursday, visit the City Council's website or see their Torch Relay Leaflet [PDF].
The Games run from Sunday 24 to Thursday 28 June. Students from the University's UK, China and Malaysia campuses will compete in a range of different sports and activities.
Staff who work at Jubilee are advised to arrive extra early as Friday is also Day 1 of the University’s annual June Open Days. These will go ahead as planned, but some re-routing will take place on Friday morning to reduce further traffic disruption. Expect significant disruption and traffic delays caused by road closures beginning just after 7am. Aim to arrive early if you need to get to Jubilee Campus. It will be inaccessible to vehicles after 7.30am, and parking will not be available until after 9.30am.
Please consult Nottingham City Council’s Game On website for details of the route and road closures, as well as event highlights and special deals in restaurants and other venues across the city.
On Friday 29 June the Jubilee hopper bus service will be suspended until 9.45am. The first bus will leave The Exchange Building at 9.45am and will follow the normal out-of-term timetable. The King’s Meadow and Sutton Bonington hopper buses will operate on normal timetables, although there may be delays on both services.
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