Work to build a new footbridge connecting Nottingham, England-based QMC‘s tram stop to the main hospital has begun. (QMC is home to Nottingham University Hospital’s emergency department, major trauma center, the Nottingham Children’s Hospital and The University of Nottingham’s School of Nursing and Medical School.)

The new walkway, which is due to open summer 2017, will provide direct access from the tram platform to the south side of the hospital, at the same level as the hospital’s main entrance.

The QMC tram stop opened in August 2015, connecting the hospital with a citywide transport network. Since opening around 18 months ago more than 140,000 trams have passed through with thousands of customers using the QMC stop each week.

The £1.4million development has been supported with £300,000 funding from Nottingham City Council.