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DfT approves Nottingham tram extension

The Department for Transport (DfT) has approved a £437M extension to the Nottingham tram system. Subject to planning approval, the extension could start in 2010.
The original Line One system opened in 2004. The extension will link Chilwell/Beeston in the south west of the city and Clifton in the south with the city centre. Passengers will be able to transfer to the original Line One at Nottingham Station. Minister for transport Douglas Alexander said: 'The Nottingham tram has been a great success in encouraging people onto public transport. These extensions provide the opportunity to continue this success, and give people in the south of Nottingham quicker, more convenient access to the city centre.'The government green light gives the project 'Programme Entry' status - the DfT's initial approval stage. Next, the promoters must seek Transport and Works Act (TWA) powers. If TWA powers are approved, the scheme will go forward for Conditional Approval, which would allow the scheme to start procurement.Full approval goes ahead only when full costs are known, but the government will cap the scheme at £437M in PFI credits.

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