30th October 2005

Branch Line Society
Nottingham Express Transit Tour

Tram Used 204 'Erica Beardsmor'

Route :
81PA : Wilkinson Street to Phoenix Park
81VA : Phoenix Park to Highbury Vale
81HA : Highbury Vale to Hucknall
81RA : Hucknall to Royal Centre
81FA : Royal Centre to The Forest
81SA : The Forest to Station Street
81KA : Station Street to Old Market Square
81SB : Old Market Square to Station Street
81DA : Station Street to Depot

Tram Route
204
Wilkinson Street - Basford - Highbury Vale (Branch) - Phoenix Park (Non-Preferred North Platform)
204
Phoenix Park - Highbury Vale (Branch) - Highbury Vale Emergency Crossover
204
Highbury Vale Emergency Crossover - Highbury Vale (Main Line) - Bulwell - Hucknall (Non-Preferred East Platform)
204
Hucknall (Non-Preferred East Platform) - Hucknall "HUP1" points
204
Hucknall "HUP1" points - Hucknall (Preferred West Platform)
204
Hucknall - Bulwell - Highbury Vale -Basford - Wilkinson Street - Radford Road - Hyson Green Market - The Forest (Centre Platform) - Nottingham Trent University - Royal Centre
204
Royal Centre (Southbound Platform) - Cross to Northbound - Nottingham Trent University - The Forest (Centre Platform) (2)
204
The Forest (Centre Platform) - Nottingham Trent University - Royal Centre - Old Market Square - Lace Market - Station Street (Non-Preferred East Platform)
204
Station Street - Lace Market - Old Market Square (Northbound Line Beyond Tram Stop)
204
(North of..) Old Market Square - Cross to Southbound - Old Market Square - Lace Market - Station Street (Non-Preferred East Platform) (3)
204
Station Street - Lace Market - Old Market Square - Royal Centre - Nottingham Trent University - The Forest (West Platform)(4) - Noel Street - Shipstone Street - Depot - No.3 Road (Sand Shed) - Tram Wash - Depot Loop - Depot Stabling Sidings (No.5 Road South)

Notes :
(1) This trip was a repeat of the fully booked trip of 5th June 2005, to the same route and timings.
(2) Due to a build up of leaves in the track, time was wasted while staff tried to set points for the Centre Platform. This was eventually achieved just before the tram would have been forced to continue to Wilkinson Street due to following trams.
(3) Due to us running 'out of path', (see note 2), we used the Non-Preferred Platform on both visits to Station Street. On the second visit (14.18 ~ 14.28), we were booked into the Preferred Platform.
(4) On final run North from Station Street to Depot, we were booked to run through the Centre Platform at Forest again, but even though NET staff had turned up and were clearing out the track, we used the 'normal' West Platform.

Source : Alan Sheppard (On the tram throughout)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Alan Sheppard)

Location

Booked
Actual
Wilkinson Street
12.32d
12.31d
Basford
-
12.32 ~ 12.32
David Lane
-
12.33 ~ 12.34
Highbury Vale (Branch)
-
12.35 ~ 12.35
Cinderhill
-
12.36 ~ 12.37
Phoenix Park (North Platform)
12.39 ~ 12.44
12p38a ~ 12p44d
Cinderhill
-
12/45
Highbury Vale (Branch)
-
12.46 ~ 12.47
Highbury Vale Emergency Crossover
12*46 ~ 12*50
12.48 ~ 12.51
Highbury Vale (Main Line)
-
12.51a ~ 12.52d
Bulwell
-
12.53 ~ 12.53
Bulwell Forest
-
12.55 ~ 12.55
Moor Bridge
-
12.57 ~ 12.57
Butlers Hill
-
12.59 ~ 12.59
Hucknall (East Platform)
13.00 ~ 13.03
13p01a ~ 13p11d
Hucknall "HUP1" points
13.03 ~ 13.03
13.12 ~ 13.13
Hucknall (West Platform)
13.03 ~ 13.15
13.13 ~ 13.15
Butlers Hill
-
13.16 ~ 13.17
Moor Bridge
-
13.18 ~ 13.18
Bulwell Forest
-
13.19 ~ 13.20
Bulwell
-
13.21 ~ 13.21
Highbury Vale (Main Line)
-
13.22 ~ 13.22
David Lane
-
13.23 ~ 13.24
Basford
-
13/24
Wilkinson Street
-
13.26 ~ 13.26
Radford Road
-
13.29 ~ 13.29
Hyson Green Market
-
13.31 ~ 13.32
The Forest (Centre Platform)
-
13.34 ~ 13.34
High School
-
13/36
Nottingham Trent University
-
13/37
Royal Centre
13.39 ~ 13.41
13.39 ~ 13.42
Nottingham Trent University
-
13.43 ~ 13.44
High School
-
13.45 ~ 13.45
The Forest "FOP1" points
-
13.48 ~ 13.50
The Forest (Centre Platform)
13.48 ~ 13.50
13.51 ~ 13.56
High School
-
13/57
Nottingham Trent University
-
13/59
Royal Centre
-
14.00 ~ 14.01
Old Market Square
-
14.02 ~ 14.02
Lace Market
-
14.03 ~ 14.04
Station Street (East Platform)
14.01 ~ 14.05
14.05 ~ 14.09
Lace Market
-
14/11
Old Market Square (Tram Stop)
-
14.13 ~ 14.18
Old Market Square (North)
14.09 ~ 14.12
14.18 ~ 14.20
Old Market Square (Tram Stop)
-
14/21
Lace Market
-
14/22
Station Street (East Platform)
14.18 ~ 14.28
14p23 ~ 14p26
Lace Market
-
14/28
Old Market Square
-
14/29
Royal Centre
-
14/31
Nottingham Trent University
-
14/32
High School
-
14/33
The Forest (West Platform)
-
14.35 ~ 14.38
Noel Street
-
14/39
Beaconsfield Street
-
14/40
Shipstone Street
-
14.41 ~ 14.42
Depot Entrance
-
14/44
Depot Sidings
14.41a
14.50a


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