Where YOU want the Nottingham's tram line to be extended to

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Readers of the Post would most like to see Nottingham's tram line to be extended to the Nuthall, Kimberley and Eastwood area.

Over the weekend, more than 1,000 readers took part in a poll asking where they think any new tram extension should go.

The poll was launched on Saturday (September 9) after the Post reported that Nottingham City Council had asked the Government to consider extending the tram line to a news HS2 hub at Toton.

Twenty-five percent of readers voted for the Nuthall, Kimberley and Eastwood areas, while 24 percent thought the tram line should be extended to Carlton, Netherfield, Gedling and Arnold.

East Midlands Airport came in third place with 17 percent of the vote, followed by West Bridgford with seven percent.

Just five percent of people agreed with the council's bid to prioritise extending the tram line to the new HS2 hub in Toton.

Where do you think any new tram extension should go?

Councillor Jon Collins, leader of Nottingham City Council, was interested in the results of the poll.

He said: "We're pleased to see that residents are interested in expanding the tram network, recognising the benefits of its swift, reliable services.

"We are keen to bring these advantages to more areas of the city, but this will be determined by public consultation, economic factors, planning considerations, the active support and encouragement of other local councils and government funding.

"While we are continuing to look at options for future tram extensions across the whole of Nottingham, our priority at the moment is to maximise the benefits of the HS2 station at Toton.

"Alongside a rail shuttle service between HS2 and the city centre, a short extension to the tram network from the stop in Toton Lane will provide access to key destinations in the west of the city for residents, visitors and businesses."

Commenting on the online poll, user optare1986 suggested that the Hucknall line should be extended to Sherwood Business Park, and the Clifton line to East Midlands Airport.

User simmo775 suggested creating a "short branch" to Nottingham City Hospital.

Nottingham Express Transit, which manages the city's tram network, declined to comment.