- This article is about trams from 2004 onwards. For trams 1877–1938, see Nottingham Corporation Tramways.
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NET Phase Two is the collective term for the project to build extensions to Line One of Nottingham Express Transit (NET) NET Phase 2
The Clifton route will go to the south of the City. It will serve the densely populated residential areas, including the Meadows, Wilford / Ruddington Lane area and the Clifton Estate, terminating at a new park and ride site serving the A453. It will cross the River Trent on the Wilford Toll Bridge which will be widened to allow pedestrians and cyclists to continue to use it, and then use part of the Great Central Railway formation though Wilford.
The route is 7.6km, of which 63% is segregated. The journey time from the Old Market Square to the terminus will be 23.5 minutes.
Current outline designs show 13 tram stops, attracting approximately 3.9 million passenger journeys a year.
The Chilwell and Beeston route will go to the south west of the city. It will serve the northern edge of the Meadows residential area, the ng2 development site, Queen's Medical Centre, the University of Nottingham, Beeston town centre and Chilwell, terminating at a new park and ride site at the junction of the A52 road and Toton Lane, about one mile from junction 25 of the M1 motorway.
The route is 9.8km, of which 59% is segregated. The journey time from the Old Market Square to the terminus will be 30 minutes.
Current outline designs show 15 tram stops, attracting approximately 5.1 million passenger journeys a year.
Programme Entry approval was given on 25 October 2006 with the Government agreeing to provide up to £437m in Private Finance Initiative (PFI) credits. The local councils will also provide up to £141m in PFI credits. The two local councils (Nottinghamshire County and Nottingham City Councils) voted on 22 February 2007 and 3 March 2007 respectively to table an application for a Transport & Works Act Order.
The various documents which make up the City and County Councils’ application for the order are available to view at a number of venues from 26 April 2007 to 7 June 2007 when it will be submitted to the Secretary of State for Transport for consideration. It is expected that a Public Inquiry will be held, which is likely to take place approximately six months after the application has been submitted. The whole process, leading to a decision by the Secretary of State, is expected to take up to 18 months from the date of application.
Work on these lines is expected to begin in 2010, in two phases, with trams running from 2013. The tram scheme aims to reduce the number of car journeys into Nottingham by four million per annum.
The proposed tram stops are:
The proposed tram stops are:
There are still concerns from local councilors and residents about Line 3. 
The system has 15 Incentro trams, similar to those used in Nantes, which were built by Bombardier Transportation (formerly ADtranz) in Derby. The Flexity Outlook Eurotram was also considered, but was rejected as its large single-leaf doors did not comply with British door-alarm regulations.
The trams run on 750 volts DC and have a top speed of 80 km/h (50 mph). They are 100% low-floor vehicles articulated in five sections, and are 33m long and 2.4m wide.
From a very early stage, the trams have been named after local people. Vinyl transfers carrying the names are mounted on diagonally opposite corners of the tram exterior. Upon introduction they were also on the front (in direction of travel) right-hand side on the top of tram windows, in the same style as advertisements.
Previous Nottingham tramway systemsEdit
- For the horse and steam tramways from 1877 to 1902 see Nottingham and District Tramways Company Limited
- For the electric tramways from 1897 to 1936 see Nottingham Corporation Tramways
In October 2007, a 23 year-old Hucknall man became the first person to be killed by the current tram system. 
- 201 - Torvill and Dean. Voted for by listeners of the local commercial radio station 96 Trent FM, Britain's best known ice skaters were born in Nottingham and won an Olympic Gold Medal in the 1984 Olympics.
- 202 - DH Lawrence. A Nottinghamshire novelist, born in Eastwood, famous for "Lady Chatterley's Lover"
- 203 - William "Bendigo" Thompson. Voted for by viewers of East Midlands Today. A bare-knuckle fighter.
- 204 - Erica Beardsmore. Hyson Green-based supporter of Nottingham In Bloom
- 205 - Lord Byron. Voted for by viewers of East Midlands Today. Nottinghamshire poet.
- 206 - Angela Alcock. Voted for by readers of the Nottingham Evening Post. A local Oxfam donations collector who has raised countless funds for charity.
- 207 - Mavis Worthington. Voted for by readers of the Nottingham Evening Post. A Homestart volunteer.
- 208 - Dinah Minton. Founder of the Headway charity.
- 209 - Sid Standard (renamed from "Sydney Standard" due to public demand). Nominated by Nottingham Evening Post readers. He ran a bike shop in Beeston for 27 years and was President of the Beeston Road Club. It is believed that he rode more than 500,000 miles on his bike in his lifetime.
- 210 - Sir Jesse Boot. Voted for by listeners of BBC Radio Nottingham. Former owner of Boots the Chemist.
- 211 - Robin Hood. Voted for by viewers of East Midlands Today. Famous local legend.
- 212 - William Booth. Founder of the Salvation Army.
- 213 - Mary Potter. Voted for by listeners of BBC Radio Nottingham. Foundress of the Little Company of Mary Sisters.
- 214 - Dennis McCarthy MBE. Former presenter of BBC Radio Nottingham.
- 215 - Brian Clough. Voted for by listeners of Trent FM. Local football manager, until his death in 2004 won the European Cup twice with Nottingham Forest.
- Nottingham Express Transit - official web site
- NET Phase Two - official web site for future extensions
- Take a virtual ride on the Nottingham tram
- Collection of Google Earth locations of Nottingham Express Transit stops (Requires Google Earth software) from the Google Earth Community forum.
UK light rail systems