17th October 2004

Light Rail Transit Association
Nottingham Express Transit Tramway System

Tram Used 211 "Robin Hood"

Route :
81SA : Old Market Square to Station Street
81HA : Station Street to Hucknall
81GA : Hucknall to Highbury Vale
81PA : Highbury Vale to Phoenix Park
81AA : Phoenix Park to Depot
81SB : Depot to Station Street
81DA : Station Street to Wilkinson Street

Tram Route
211
Old Market Square - Lace Market - Station Street (Non-Preferred East Platform)
211
Station Street - Old Market Square - Nottingham Trent University - The Forest (Non-Preferred Centre Platform) - Noel Street - Shipstone Street - Wilkinson Street - Basford - Highbury Vale - Bulwell - Hucknall (Preferred West Platform (1))
211
Hucknall - Bulwell - Highbury Vale (Main Line) - Highbury Vale Emergency Crossover
211
Highbury Vale Emergency Crossover - Highbury Vale (Branch) - Phoenix Park (Non-Preferred North Platform)
211
Phoenix Park - Highbury Vale -Basford - Wilkinson Street - Depot - No.3 Road (Sand Shed) - Tram Wash - Depot Loop - Depot Stabling Sidings (No.5 Road South)
211
Depot Stabling Sidings (No.5 Road South) - Radford Road - Hyson Green Market - The Forest (Non-Preferred Centre Platform) - Nottingham Trent University - Old Market Square - Station Street (Non-Preferred East Platform)
211
(2) Station Street - Old Market Square - Nottingham Trent University - The Forest (Preferred West Platform) - Noel Street - Shipstone Street - Wilkinson Street (South (n/b) Platform) - Wilkinson Street Crossover (2)
211
(2) Wilkinson Street Crossover - Wilkinson Street (North (s/b) Platform) (2)

Notes (from Alan Sheppard) :
(1) There was a test tram out on the system running around full of sand bags (for load weight) which had arrived at Hucknall shortly before us, forcing the service tram into the Non-Preferred East Platform & the test tram was released before the service tram so we went into the Preferred West Platform (We were booked into the Non-Preferred East Platform). A few people did jump onto the service tram to be picked up at Butlers Hill (not me though).
(2) At the end of the tour it was agreed that anyone wishing to return to Wilkinson Street (P+R) could remain on board the ECS trip back north (about 30 took up this offer with about 10 leaving at Old Market Square and a few more left at Nottingham Trent University). When we arrived at Wilkinson Street (the Northbound Platform), it was decided that we could remain on for the reversal over the crossover to arrive at the Southbound Platform. The trams from the South have to use Wilkinson Street Crossover & access the Depot from the West, due to the direct curve from the South East to the Depot not being available for use at present.

Source : Alan Sheppard (On the tram throughout)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Alan Sheppard)

Location

Booked
Actual
Depot
09+10d
ECS
Old Market Square
09+22a ~ 09.33d
09+22 ~ 09.33
Lace Market
-
09/34
Station Street (East Platform)
09.37a ~ 09.50d
09.36 p 09.50
Lace Market
-
09.52 ~ 09.52
Old Market Square
-
09.53 ~ 09.54
Royal Centre
-
09.55 ~ 09.56
Nottingham Trent University
-
09.57 ~ 10.00
High School
-
10.01 ~ 10.01
The Forest (Centre Platform)
-
10.04 p 10.14
Noel Street
-
10.15 ~ 10.15
Beaconsfield Street
-
10.17 ~ 10.17
Shipstone Street
-
10.18 ~ 10.18
Wilkinson Street
-
10.20 ~ 10.20
Basford
-
10/23
David Lane
-
10.24 ~ 10.24
Highbury Vale (Main Line)
-
10.25 ~ 10.25
Bulwell
-
10.27 ~ 10.28
Bulwell Forest
-
10.30 ~ 10.30
Moor Bridge
-
10.32 ~ 10.32
Butlers Hill
-
10.34 ~ 10.36
Hucknall (West Platform)
10.23a ~ 10.45d
10.37 ~ 10.45
Butlers Hill
additional p.u.
10.46a ~ 10.47d
Moor Bridge
-
10.49 ~ 10.49
Bulwell Forest
-
10.50 ~ 10.50
Bulwell
-
10.51 ~ 10.52
Highbury Vale (Main Line)
-
10.53 ~ 10.54
Highbury Vale Emergency Crossover
10.54 OP 10.54
10.54 ~ 10.58
Highbury Vale (Branch)
-
11.00 ~ 11.01
Cinderhill
-
11.03 ~ 11.03
Phoenix Park (North Platform)
10.57 ~ 11.05
11.04 p 11.08
Cinderhill
-
11.09 ~ 11.09
Highbury Vale (Branch)
-
11.10 ~ 11.10
David Lane
-
11.12 ~ 11.12
Basford
-
11.13 ~ 11.13
Wilkinson Street
-
11.15 ~ 11.16
Depot Entrance
11/13
11.20 ~ 11.20
Depot Sidings
11.25a ~ 12.45d
11.28a ~ 13.00
Depot Exit
12/50
13.01 ~ 13.02
Radford Road
-
13.04 ~ 13.04
Hyson Green Market
-
13.05 ~ 13.05
The Forest (Centre Platform)
-
13.08 ~ 13.08
High School
-
13.10 ~ 13.10
Nottingham Trent University
-
13.11 ~ 13.12
Royal Centre
-
13.13 ~ 13.14
Old Market Square
s.d.
13.15a ~ 13.16d
Lace Market
-
13.17 ~ 13.18
Station Street (East Platform)
13.07a ~ 13+12
13.19a ~ 13.24d
Lace Market
ECS
13.25 ~ 13.26
Old Market Square
ECS / additional s.d.
13.27a ~ 13.28d
Royal Centre
ECS
13.29 ~ 13.29
Nottingham Trent University
ECS / additional s.d.
13.31a ~ 13.31d
High School
ECS
13/32
The Forest (West Platform)
ECS
13.34 ~ 13.34
Noel Street
ECS
13/36
Beaconsfield Street
ECS
13/37
Shipstone Street
ECS
13.38 ~ 13.39
Wilkinson Street (South Platform)
ECS / additional s.d.
13.40a ~ 13.40
Wilkinson Street Crossover
ECS / Rev
13.40 ~ 13.43
Wilkinson Street (North Platform)
ECS / FINAL S.D.
13.44a ~ 13+44
Depot
13+30a
ECS


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