Nottingham’s long-awaited Phase 2 tram extension will open this summer, insisted Alstom during a media tour of the new system.
Driver training is now complete and the delivery team in Nottingham is about to begin full timetable tests.
The 17.5-kilometre Y-shaped extension to Clifton and Beeston will more than double the size of the existing network. For the new lines, Nottingham ordered 22 Citadis trams, which have been delivered and can be found transporting passengers around the city on Line 1.
Drivers have had to complete a full day of training on parts of the new line ahead of their opening later this year.
The NET Phase 2 route was due to open in December 2014 but delays associated with utilities have delayed the project’s completion by several months.