Phoenix Park tram stop

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Phoenix Park
NET tram station
Phoenix Park tram terminus (geograph 3531258).jpg
Phoenix tram stop
Coordinates52°59′20″N 1°12′24″W / 52.988841°N 1.206683°W / 52.988841; -1.206683Coordinates: 52°59′20″N 1°12′24″W / 52.988841°N 1.206683°W / 52.988841; -1.206683
Owned byNottingham Express Transit
Line(s)NET Line 2
Platforms2
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeAt grade; on roadside reserved track
Disabled accessYes
History
Opened2004
Services
Preceding station   Nottingham Express Transit Nottingham Express Transit   Following station
Cinderhill
towards Clifton
  Line 2   Terminus

Phoenix Park is a tram stop on the Nottingham Express Transit (NET) light rail system, in the city of Nottingham suburb of Bulwell. It serves as one of the two northern termini (the other being Hucknall) of the NET's initial system, and is at the end of the short single line branch from Highbury Vale. The stop has a single island platform, flanked by two stub tracks which are segregated from the adjacent road. Phoenix Park serves as one of several park and ride stops on the NET network, with more than 600 car parking spaces located next to the stop.[1][2][3]

With the opening of NET's phase two, Phoenix Park is now the terminus of NET line 2, which runs through the city centre to a terminus in Clifton. Trams run at frequencies that vary between 4 and 8 trams per hour, depending on the day and time of day.[3][4]

The tram stop and car park, along with the surrounding business park, is on the site of the former Babbington Colliery, also known as Cinderhill Colliery, which opened in 1841 and was the first site for large-scale coal mining in the county of Nottinghamshire.[5][6]

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  1. ^ "Nottingham Express Transit : Tram Stops : Phoenix Park". TheTrams.co.uk. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 9 August 2015.
  2. ^ Election Maps (Map). Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 11 August 2015. Viewed for appropriate area with unitary authority ward boundaries and names selected.
  3. ^ a b "Extending your Tram Service" (PDF). Nottingham Express Transit. Archived (PDF) from the original on 7 August 2015. Retrieved 5 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.
  5. ^ "Thoresby Colliery to close in July with loss of 600 jobs". Nottingham Post. 16 May 2015. Archived from the original on 13 October 2015. Retrieved 9 August 2015.
  6. ^ "Pioneer owner North died at 57 in poverty". Nottingham Post. 21 August 2010. Archived from the original on 30 May 2014. Retrieved 9 August 2015.

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