Old Market Square tram stop

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Old Market Square
NET tram stop
South Parade, Nottingham (geograph 4594096).jpg
Old Market Square tram stop
Coordinates 52°57′11″N 1°09′00″W / 52.953080°N 1.150133°W / 52.953080; -1.150133Coordinates: 52°57′11″N 1°09′00″W / 52.953080°N 1.150133°W / 52.953080; -1.150133
Owned by Nottingham Express Transit
Line(s) NET Line 1
NET Line 2
Platforms 2
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type At grade; in street
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened 2004
Services
Preceding station   Nottingham Express Transit Nottingham Express Transit   Following station
Lace Market
towards Chilwell
  Line 1   Royal Centre
towards Hucknall
Lace Market
towards Clifton
  Line 2   Royal Centre
towards Phoenix Park

Old Market Square is a tram stop of Nottingham Express Transit (NET) in the centre of the city of Nottingham. It is situated on the South Parade of Nottingham's Old Market Square, from which it derives its name, and is the most central of the system's stops. The location is a high-profile one, benefiting from the long views and high pedestrian footfall of the market square. It is also adjacent to the city's Council House, and is an important interchange point with the city's buses.[1][2]

South Parade is part of a pedestrian area, which is closed to all vehicles except for trams and buses, and for delivery to adjoining premises. The tram stop has twin side platforms flanking the twin tram tracks. To the west of the stop, the track executes a 90 degree curve to run along the west side of the square, before proceeding up Market Street towards the Royal Centre tram stop. To the east of the stop, the track runs alongside the Council House before climbing Victoria Street towards the Lace Market tram stop.[1]

The tram stop opened on 9 March 2004, along with the rest of NET's initial system.[1]

With the opening of NET's phase two, Old Market Square is now on the common section of the NET, where line 1, between Hucknall and Chilwell, and line 2, between Phoenix Park and Clifton, operate together. Trams on each line run at frequencies that vary between 4 and 8 trams per hour, depending on the day and time of day, combining to provide up to 16 trams per hour on the common section.[3][4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Nottingham Express Transit : Tram Stops : Old Market Square". TheTrams.co.uk. Archived from the original on 26 August 2015. Retrieved 18 August 2015. 
  2. ^ Election Maps (Map). Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 18 August 2015.  Viewed for appropriate area with unitary authority ward boundaries and names selected.
  3. ^ "Extending your Tram Service" (PDF). Nottingham Express Transit. Archived (PDF) from the original on 7 August 2015. Retrieved 18 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "Nottingham Express Transit Phase 2 opens". Railway Gazette. DVV Media UK Ltd. 25 August 2015. Archived from the original on 28 August 2015. Retrieved 25 August 2015. 

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