Light Rail Transit System - Nottingham, United Kingdom

Bombardier, as a member of the Arrow Light Rail Ltd. Concession Company, was responsible for the landmark 30.5-year contract to design, build, operate and maintain the Nottingham Express Transit (NET) Line 1 light rail system. The 14-kilometre (8.7-mile) turnkey system connects Nottingham's mainline station with Hucknall in the north and Phoenix Park in the west, integrating 8 km (4.9 mi.) of new track parallel to the existing heavy rail route

Bombardier provided 15 100% low-floor vehicles, capable of carrying 193 passengers at speeds reaching 80 km/h (50 mph). The vehicle’s interior was tailored to meet the needs of visually- and mobility-impaired passengers. New design innovations to the cab provides the driver with a fully ergonomic layout.

NET Line 1 is recovering its capital and operations and maintenance costs from farebox revenues supplemented by performance-based payments from the National Government paid through Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County Councils

Contract Type Full Turnkey
System Length 14 km (8.7 mi.)
Number of Stations 23
Start of Revenue Service 2004
Fleet Size 15 Low-Floor Trams