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Hucknall to Nottingham in 3 minutes
Ride the tram at 500mph
Ride the tram at 500mph.
Travel at 500mph from Hucknall to Nottingham in just over three minutes.
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FACTS

Type of vehicle:
Low-floor tram
Speed: Up to 80kmph / 50mph off-street but will travel slowly though pedestrianised areas
Length: 33 metres
Height: 3.35 metres
Width: 2.5 metres
Primary power: 750 Vdc
Auxiliary power: 410 Vac, 50Hz, 3 phase
Propulsion: Asynchronous traction motors, 8 per set
Acceleration rate: 1.2m/s / 2.7 mphps
Braking rate: 1.4m/s / 3.1mphps
Train control: Driver-operated, line of sight driving, driver-controlled route setting
Maximum grade: 8.5%
Average line speed: 23kmph / 14.3 mph
Stops: 23 - including five Park and Rides
Fare collection: Conductors will distribute tickets
Average station spacing: 700 metres

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Hop on the tram at Hucknall Robin Hood Line Station and hurtle through Bulwell, Basford and Nottingham City with our virtual web ride.

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Brady Haran, from BBC News Online, filmed the Line One route from a driver's view - then sped it up.


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