Nottingham’s tram network is becoming increasingly popular, with more than eight million customer journeys recorded in the past year.
Figures released by the Department for Transport today (Tuesday, June 9) reveal a 2.9 per cent increase in tram use in the city during the 2014/15 financial year.
Jamie Swift, NET Marketing Manager, commented: “We are absolutely thrilled at these latest figures which reflect the growing popularity of the tram in Nottingham.
“This is the second year in a row that the total number of passenger journeys has increased and, in response to growing demand, we have further improved service frequency to provide extra seats during busy times of the day.
“In fact there are now trams every three minutes during peak periods as customer numbers pass the eight million a year mark.
“What’s more, our innovative range of ticketing options – including the introduction of the MANGO Smart card – have provided an additional boost to the network’s popularity ahead of the extension of services to Chilwell and Clifton.”
In total, NET recorded 8.1 million customer journeys, and 0.8 million vehicle miles, in the year to March 31. Across England there were nearly 240 million customer journeys by tram, and 18.4 million vehicle miles.
The full report can be viewed at: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/light-rail-and-tram-statistics-england-year-ending-march-2015