In March 2004 a second generation tram system opened in Nottingham. Known as NET (Nottingham Express Transit) this new network consisted essentially of one line from Hucknall in the north of the city and a short branch to a park and ride facility at Cinderhill (Phoenix Park). The tram lines were parallel with a heavy rail line for part of the journey before running onto the street and a terminus adjacent to Nottingham railway station. Built by Bombardier, Fifteen Incentro trams were delivered which were based and maintained at the depot on Wilkinson Street.
In August 2015 the second phase of NET opened with two substantial lines serving the south and south west of the city. From an extension at Nottingham station, the turquoise line runs to Chilwell (Toton Lane) and serves Beeston, the university, hospital and business park. The purple line serves Wilford and Clifton Village, terminating at Clifton South. 22 Alstom Citadis trams were added to the fleet. The Nottingham system presently consists of 37 trams, with 50 stops, 20 route miles, eight park and ride facilities and it carried 12.2 million passengers in 2015/2016. With full support and assistance from NET, these two titles look at the system in detail.
Nottingham Trams - Part 1 includes a look around the Wilkinson Street depot with trams stabled and on maintenance. Various moves and departures are shown. This is followed by a look at the Phoenix Park to Clifton South line. Various run pasts show highlights of the route with trams and trains at David Lane, trams in the city centre, new viaducts, Wilford Bridge and Clifton Centre, followed by an uninterrupted cab ride over the entire route.
Filmed with the full assistance of NET
Filmed during July 2016, these DVDs showcase this magnificent 21st century light rail system, serving the city of Nottingham and the suburbs. From tight street running to open fields and countryside, today NET is one of the finest UK systems and these titles give an opportunity to see it in great detail.
Also available Nottingham Trams - Part 2.
Produced by - Train Crazy
Running time - 90 minutes
Format - 16:9 widescreen
DVD and Blu-Ray
Released - September 2016