Interior of 205 "Lord Byron"
|Number in service||15|
|Formation||5 car articulated|
|Capacity||54/8 seats, 129 standing per tram|
|Operator||Nottingham Express Transit|
|Car body construction||Stainless steel sides, aluminium roof|
|Car length||33 m (108 ft)|
|Width||2.65 m (8.7 ft)|
|Height||3.35 m (11.0 ft)|
|Maximum speed||80 km/h (50 mph)|
|Weight||39.3 tonnes (38.7 long tons) per tram|
|Engine(s)||8x 45 kW (60 hp) asynchronous motors|
|Power supply||750 V DC OHLE|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
The Incentro trams were designed and built by ADtranz for the Tramway de Nantes under the designation AT6/5L during 2000-2001, the AT6/5 is almost identical to the Nantes model built a half a decade earlier but 3.4 metres shorter. In 2000 Adtranz signed a package deal for the construction of the NET tramway and for the delivery of 15 Incentro trams but in 2001 before work began ADtranz was acquired by Bombardier Transportation, which carried out the construction and manufacturing work between 2002 and 2003. The trams entered service on 9 March 2004 and run on 750 volts DC with a top speed of 80 kilometres per hour (50 mph). They are 100% low-floor vehicles articulated in five sections, and are 33 metres long and 2.4 metres wide.
From a very early stage, the trams have been named after famous local people. Vinyl transfers carrying the names are mounted on diagonally opposite corners of the tram exterior. Upon introduction they were also on the front (in direction of travel) right-hand side on the top of tram windows, in the same style as advertisements.
- 201 - Torvill and Dean. Voted for by listeners of the local commercial radio station 96 Trent FM. Named for Olympic Gold Medal figure skating champions Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, both from Nottingham and gained an unmatched perfect "6.0" score at the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo.
- 202 - D. H. Lawrence. The Nottinghamshire novelist, born in Eastwood, famous for "Lady Chatterley's Lover" and "Sons and Lovers".
- 203 - William "Bendigo" Thompson. Voted for by viewers of East Midlands Today. A bare-knuckle fighter.
- 204 - Erica Beardsmore. Hyson Green-based supporter of Nottingham In Bloom
- 205 - Lord Byron. Voted for by viewers of East Midlands Today. Nottinghamshire poet.
- 206 - Angela Alcock. Voted for by readers of the Nottingham Evening Post. A local Oxfam donations collector who has raised countless funds for charity.
- 207 - Mavis Worthington. Voted for by readers of the Nottingham Evening Post. A Homestart volunteer.
- 208 - Dinah Minton. Founder of the Headway charity.
- 209 - Sid Standard (renamed from "Sydney Standard" due to public demand). Nominated by Nottingham Evening Post readers. He ran a bike shop in Beeston for 27 years and was President of the Beeston Road Club. It is believed that he rode more than 500,000 miles on his bike in his lifetime.
- 210 - Sir Jesse Boot. Voted for by listeners of BBC Radio Nottingham. Founder of Boots the Chemist.
- 211 - Robin Hood. Voted for by viewers of East Midlands Today. Famous local legend.
- 212 - William Booth. Founder of the Salvation Army.
- 213 - Mary Potter. Voted for by listeners of BBC Radio Nottingham. Foundress of the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary.
- 214 - Dennis McCarthy MBE. Former presenter of BBC Radio Nottingham.
- 215 - Brian Clough. Voted for by listeners of Trent FM. Football manager, won the European Cup twice with Nottingham Forest F.C..
In 2013 Nottingham Express Transit announced that all trams would be refurbished and receive a new livery and interior. The first tram to be refurbished was 215, followed by 214. By the end of 2013 all trams should be refurbished.
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