Staff from the Queen’s Medical Centre came out in force today (Thursday, August 25) to help Nottingham’s tram network celebrate a year since it opened two new lines.
The QMC is home to one of the 28 brand new tram stops that opened 12 months ago when the network more than doubled in size, linking the hospital with new and existing destinations along Nottingham’s tram lines.
To help mark the ‘tramiversary’, representatives from NET gathered at the QMC’s dedicated tram stop this morning to handout breakfast treats and giveaways to staff and patients arriving at the hospital.
Stephanie Moss-Pearce, Assistant Marketing Manager at NET, commented: “We’ve always maintained close links with Nottingham’s hospitals and we’re delighted to have seen these strengthened over the last 12-months since the opening of QMC’s very own tram stop.
“With so many people now using our network to travel to the hospital from across the city, it was important to mark this milestone and we’re pleased we could do it with so many of the staff that make up the QMC’s dedicated workforce.”
To further celebrate the occasion, the hospital is also running its own internal ‘tramiversary’ competition, encouraging staff to take selfies on a local tram. The best one is set to receive a free 12-month travel pass to use on the network courtesy of NET.
NUH Director of Estates and Facilities, Andrew Chatten, said: “The QMC is blessed with some of the best public transport links in the country and is the only hospital in Europe with a tram platform on the campus, but many staff may be unaware of how much time and money they can save by leaving the car at home and travelling by tram.”