The Anonymous Widower

Nottingham Station And The New Integrated Tram-Stop

Travel to some stations in the UK, that are also served by trams or light rail and transferring to the local transport is often an obstacle race or a long walk. This is a summary.

  1. Manchester Victoria is now a flat transfer, but at Piccadilly you dive into a less-than-obvious subway.
  2. In Birmingham, the tram doesn’t yet serve New Street and no plans exist for a proper interchange at Moor Street.
  3. In Blackpool it’s a long walk, although there are plans in the pipeline. Sometime!
  4. Edinburgh is a trek upstairs and a walk.
  5. Sheffield is not too bad, as it’s just a walk up from the bridge over the station.
  6. London isn’t good as how many main terminals have easy access to the Docklans Light Railway?

Nottingham used to be a difficult one, but now they’ve opened a new tram stop on top of the main station at right angles to the train lines. These pictures show the new stop.

Access at present is by climbing up steps from either the station lobby or the main line station platforms. But in the next few weeks it appears there will be an escalator from the main station.

To compliment the new tram stop, Nottingham station has also had a makeover.

It is certainly, a new interchange, built to the standards that a city like Nottingham deserves.

A few months ago, I saw a similar right-angles arrangement, at the main station in Krakow, except that te Poles used a tunnel.

From the experience of one day in Nottingham, the interchange appeared to be working well. And it was the first day.

 

 

August 25, 2015 - Posted by | Transport, Uncategorized | , ,

2 Comments »

  1. […] East and West to access the tram line that crosses the station in a North South direction with a tram stop above the station. This Google Map shows the area, where I […]

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  2. […] recently seen the superb way that the trams meet the railways at Nottingham, where the tram service is at right angles to the rail lines, I feel that something of this nature, […]

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