Tram network celebrates 10th anniversary

Today marks the 10th anniversary of Nottingham's tram network. Expansion to the city's tram routes is set to continue, with construction on two new lines set to be completed this year.

Tram network 'proud' of 10th anniversary

General Manager of Nottingham Express Transit, Paul Robinson, says the company is 'proud' of the service they've delivered over a ten year period.

We can look back on a superb ten year period that has seen local residents and people from further afield discover the convenience of travelling by tram.

We are very proud of the service we deliver and the tram sets Nottingham apart from many other leading cities in the country. With somewhere between 8 million and 10 million passenger journeys a year, NET has made a major impact on local public transport services.

As part of our anniversary celebrations, we’ve involved both customers and staff as we look forward to exciting times ahead.

Nottingham City Council has also praised the benefits of the network to the city's economy. Councillor Jane Urquhart said:

Nottingham’s tram continues to be a really successful part of the city and its reputation. It has already brought economic development through Line One and we look forward to the expanded network doing the same.”

NET gives away free tram travel for ice-hockey fans

As part of celebrations for the 10th anniversary of Nottingham's tram network, the city's ice-hockey fans are receiving free tram-travel for the day.

NET sponsor the Nottingham Panthers and are giving away free tram rides for people with tickets to Sunday's game Credit: Simon Cooper/EMPICS Sport

Nottingham Express Transit sponsor the Nottingham Panthers and marketing manager, Jamie Swift, said:

“We wanted to involve the club’s supporters in our celebrations, so anyone with a ticket for Sunday’s match at the Capital FM Arena can travel to the game for free...

... Meanwhile on Monday, tram staff will also be out and about at stops giving away plenty of free tokens of our appreciation as we mark this important milestone in our history.”

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People in Nottingham celebrate 10 years of trams

Nottingham's tram network is celebrating its 10th anniversary today Credit: Lewis Stickley/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Nottingham's tram network is celebrating its 10th anniversary today, since first launching a decade ago in 2004.

Nottingham Express Transit marked the occasion last weekend, with a marquee in Old Market Square, where the public were able to take part in activities.

With work on two new lines to Clifton and Chilwell expected to be completed later this year, the public were also shown a presentation about the benefits of the extension.

The celebrations look to continue in the upcoming weeks, with NET giving away free tram travel for a year and five three-month tram passes through online competitions.