07 June 2012

Families planning to join in the spectacle of the Queen’s visit to Nottingham next week are being urged to leave their cars at home and take the tram instead.

Families planning to join in the spectacle of the Queen’s visit to Nottingham next week are being urged to leave their cars at home and take the tram instead.

The Queen is due to be accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and tens of thousands of people are expected to welcome them to the city centre.

To help as many people as possible to enjoy the occasion on Wednesday, (June 13) trams will run every five minutes between David Lane and Royal Centre, where services will terminate during the period of the visit.

What’s more, a popular family ticket offer has been extended to cover the event after proving a success over the Jubilee bank holiday and half term.

Florian Le Loroux, NET’s Marketing Manager, explained: “The Queen’s visit looks set to be one of the city’s most memorable days and we don’t want anyone to miss out because they are stuck in traffic!

“Our Family Group Ticket also offers fantastic value for money for families who want a fast and reliable journey into the heart of the city on the big day. To mark this special occasion we’re also producing tickets bearing both the Jubilee logo and the Union Jack.”

The ticket offer, which was due to end on Sunday, will now be available until after the event on Wednesday. It allows a family of up to five, including two adults, to make unlimited journeys on the tram for just £5. Remember this is a family ticket... all adults must be accompanied by their children!

In addition to appearing on the Council House balcony and meeting the crowds in Old Market Square, the Royal party will also visit Vernon Park in Basford, to unveil a plaque to mark the park’s new Queen Elizabeth II Field Status.