Nottingham Express Transit has revealed a new design for the 22 new trams which will help to modernise Nottingham’s fleet when the expanded network goes live in 2014.
The new vehicles are being manufactured by Alstom, as part of their scope within the Taylor Woodrow Alstom Joint Venture and member of the Tramlink Nottingham consortium which, last December, won the 22-year concession to build two new lines and operate the network.
Councillor Jane Urquhart, Portfolio Holder for Planning and Transportation at Nottingham City Council, said:
“We are delighted with the iconic design of the new trams, they are very much in keeping with NET’s strong visual identity and the Council’s vision for a world-class tram network.”
The expanded tram network will see trams travel over Nottingham station to serve the south and south west of the city, with work already underway to build the first of three interconnecting tram bridges over Nottingham station, which is also undergoing a £67 million redevelopment to create a ‘world-class transport interchange’.
Terence Watson, Managing Director of Alstom Transport UK and Ireland, explained:
“The Citadis trams for Nottingham will be built using proven technological components.
“Working with Nottingham City Council and Tramlink, Alstom Transport’s design department has developed the vehicles to make them unique to Nottingham and they will blend harmoniously with the existing fleet, while retaining a distinctive look.”
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