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Nottingham’s trams win top industry award

For the second time in three years, Nottingham’s popular tram network has scooped one of the top accolades at the annual light rail ‘Oscars’.

During a gala event in London last night (Wednesday, October 5), NET was once again hailed as the Most Improved System by judges at the Global Light Rail Awards.

On the night, Tram Technical Manager Laura Bartram was also highly commended in the Rising Star category, while NET was named as a finalist in the Technical Innovation (Rolling Stock) category.

Chris Wright, Managing Director, said: “Winning the Most Improved System award for the second time is a tremendous achievement, and reflects the hard work of colleagues across the organisation to continuously improve both safety and the customer experience.

The award, which NET last won in 2019, recognises a raft of initiatives over the past 12 months, including partnerships with the police and community groups to help tackle anti-social behaviour.

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The operator of the system has also tested new speed management and driver vigilance technologies, successfully trialling safety modifications that include a system that can intervene should speed limits be exceeded.

“We were delighted to be presented with one of the top awards against stiff competition from light rail systems across the UK, Europe, the Middle East, America and Australia, as it shows that Nottingham has a truly a world-class tram network,” Chris added.

The accolades were presented by television presenter and journalist Nicholas Owen during a gala event at the Honourable Artillery Company.

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