The extension of daytime testing to Fairham Brook follows successful runs between the city’s railway station and Wilford Lane – and overnight trials as far as Clifton town centre.
Phil Hewitt, chief executive of NET concessionaire Tramlink Nottingham, said: “Initial trial runs on the line are going well and now even more people will be able to see trams in their communities during daylight hours as the testing programme gathers pace.
“For the first time, trams will also be going through open areas as well as street sections of the route as they will be travelling past Ruddington Lane before turning back just before the new bridge over Fairham Brook.”
Nottingham City Council councillor, Jane Urquhart, said: “Daytime testing to Fairham Brook shows we are getting there on the new Clifton line, with testing on the Net Phase Two extension going well.
“The line goes underneath Clifton Boulevard, using an existing underpass, and follows the former route of the Great Central Railway before reaching open parkland.
“This was a challenging stage of the construction and we are very pleased to see this section ready to carry trams as testing and commissioning of the new lines makes further progress.”
Meanwhile, night-time testing is continuing on the extension to Chilwell as far as the ng2 Business Park, with the first daytime trials expected in the next few weeks.