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See Tracks? Think Tram! Lessons on the right lines for learning

See Tracks? Think Tram! Lessons on the right lines for learning

Children aged three to 11 from a Nottingham school who have been studying lesson plans created by a Nottingham teacher to help them learn about the coming of the tram were rewarded for their efforts when a tram came calling at a stop just by their school. Pupils from 12 classes at  Welbeck Primary and […]

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Ellie the Electric Bus is helping to spread Nottingham’s fantastic electric bus message

Ellie the Electric Bus is helping to spread Nottingham’s fantastic electric bus message

The next stop for Ellie the Electric bus – a character developed to help spread the message of the city’s electric bus fleet to youngsters – is Crabtree Farm School in Bulwell. Since its launch in March, more than 4,500 copies of the Ellie the Electric Bus and the Lost Puppy public transport themed book […]

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‘Outstanding’ Sneinton C of E Primary School gains Sustrans Bronze School Mark

‘Outstanding’ Sneinton C of E Primary School gains Sustrans Bronze School Mark

Sneinton C of E Primary School will become the first school in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire to be awarded Sustrans’ Bronze School Mark Award. On July 7th, the Sheriff of Nottingham Councillor Mohammed Saghir and Nottingham’s Cycling Champion Councillor Jane Urquhart will present the award for the school’s outstanding commitment to cycling. Funded by the Local […]

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Trade press enthusiastic over tram extension

Trade press enthusiastic over tram extension

 Eight journalists from leading UK rail industry publications who converged on Nottingham for a special trade media preview of the NET Phase Two tram extension have given the new lines an emphatic thumbs-up. The trade journalists were able to travel the entire length of the new line to Toton, starting at Nottingham Station and stopping […]

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Vital Midland Mainline needs electrifying sooner rather than later

Vital Midland Mainline needs electrifying sooner rather than later

Nottingham City Council is calling on the Government not to delay the decision on the electrification of the Midland Mainline. Speaking at the end of a two-hour train journey from the UK’s capital to Nottingham Station today (Friday 26th June 2015), Councillor Nick McDonald, Portfolio Holder for Jobs, Growth and Transport, said: “It is disappointing that the Government has made the announcement to delay the decision to electrify the Midland Mainline. It took me two […]

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Minister marks success of returning tram conference

Minister marks success of returning tram conference

Nottingham’s hosting of the tenth annual UK Light Rail Conference has been declared a resounding success after attracting record numbers of delegates and exhibitors as the event returned to the Nottingham Conference Centre for the second year in succession. The conference, held on Wednesday and Thursday (June 17-18), attracted nearly 300 delegates, exhibitors and speakers […]

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