Archive by category Tram

NET is number one say customers

NET is number one say customers

Nottingham’s tram network is leading the way across the country for customer satisfaction, an independent passenger survey has revealed. In a report published on 24 May by the nationally respected Transport Focus organisation, NET scored an impressive 98 per cent satisfaction rating – outstripping the performance of other UK tram networks. NET’s General Manager, Paul Robinson […]

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Galleries launch first of its kind art ‘weekender’ for Nottingham

Galleries launch first of its kind art ‘weekender’ for Nottingham

Galleries across Nottingham have organised a first of its kind visual art weekender, allowing visitors to access art for free or at discounted rates. Nottingham Art Weekender takes place during 14 and 15 May and includes all galleries on the Nottingham Art Map which provide a scheduled programme of events. Among the major galleries involved […]

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Trams named after Olympic gold medallist and Everest mountaineer

Trams named after Olympic gold medallist and Everest mountaineer

They are local heroes who have both been on top of the world – and now their achievements have been marked much closer to home. Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington OBE and Mountaineer Doug Scott CBE have become the latest people to have a tram named in their honour. Swimmer Rebecca’s career highlight came at the 2008 […]

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Line of Light – new public lighting installation coming to Nottingham

Line of Light – new public lighting installation coming to Nottingham

Lines of poetry will light up above a redeveloped gateway to the city, as part of a new piece of art which celebrates Nottingham’s UNESCO City of Literature status. And members of the public can put forward suggestions for words or phrases from favourite poems which could be used in the installation, commissioned by Nottingham […]

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Book about Nottingham’s tram network launched in city

Book about Nottingham’s tram network launched in city

The publishers of a new book on NET Phase Two launched it at the tourist information centre on Smithy Row yesterday afternoon, 3 March 2016. ‘Nottingham’s Growing Tramway: Building on NET’s Success’ by Geoffrey Skelsey, published by the Light Rail Transit Association (LRTA), is 96 pages long and includes chapters on Nottingham’s tram history, comparisons […]

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Notts County legends Jimmy & Jack receive tram tribute

Notts County legends Jimmy & Jack receive tram tribute

Notts County legends Jimmy Sirrel and Jack Wheeler have become the latest sporting figures linked with the city to have a tram named after them. Sirrel and Wheeler formed one of the most successful management teams in the football club’s history. Amongst their many achievements, the pair guided the Magpies to promotion to the First Division […]

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Electric dreams becoming a reality

Electric dreams becoming a reality

Nottingham City Council’s bid for Government money to help achieve a low carbon, sustainable transport future has been successful. And Nottingham has been chosen to host a visit by Secretary of State for Transport Patrick McLoughlin MP on Monday 25 January to announce the four national winning OLEV bids. A collaboration between the City Council, […]

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Nottingham City Council welcomes breath of fresh air from Defra

Nottingham City Council welcomes breath of fresh air from Defra

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) has today announced its plans to help Nottingham City Council improve air quality in the city centre by introducing Clean Air Zones by 2020. The City Council is developing far-reaching measures to tackle city centre air pollution, by targeting the main vehicular causes of pollution whilst […]

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