The Challenge

Nottingham Express Transit Line One was intended to be the first of a network of routes that would assist in sustaining and enhancing economic vitality of Nottingham and its wider City Region.

Following the successful introduction of Line 1 in 2004, the development of Phase 2 began. Major scheme development is challenging; the scheme promoter, Nottingham City Council, required specialist advice to identify scheme benefits to drive network expansion through the planning and funding approvals process towards delivery.

After submission of intermediate approvals cases, NET was granted its planning approvals in 2009 with detailed delivery work, a tendering exercise and submission of the Full Business Case following in 2011. Construction works commenced in 2012 with the line opening in August 2015 late 2014.

SYSTRA's Role

Our roles throughout the development and delivery of Line One and Phase Two have been varied, including preparing funding applications, driving revenue line development and the economic case for investment. We also prepared the Statement of Case and provided an Expert Witnesses for the Phase Two Transport and Works Act public inquiry. Following planning approvals we supported the tender evaluation and have developed a Benefits Realisation Strategy to support delivery.