The consortium comprises construction group Vinci and British
subsidiaries Taylor Woodrow and Norwest Holst; Alstom; Keolis; and
local bus company Trent Barton.

Tramlink Nottingham will take over operation of Line 1 from the
incumbent Arrow Consortium on September 13, and will be responsible for
a £600 million expansion of the network.

Line 2 will run south for 7.6km from the existing Line 1 terminus at
Station Street through The Meadows and Wilford to Clifton, terminating
at a park-and-ride station near the M1 motorway. The 9.8km Line 3 will
also start at Station Street, branching west to serve Queen's Medical
Centre, Beeston, and Chilwell. Construction is due to start on both
lines later this year and work will be completed by the end of 2014.

Tramlink Nottingham will order 23 Alstom Citadis low-floor LRVs to
supplement the existing fleet of 15 Bombardier Incentro vehicles
introduced when the first phase of the network opened in March 2004.
The consortium will also upgrade the power supply on the existing city
centre section to allow up 16 services per hour to operate in each