13 June 2012

A special tribute to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee is to be unveiled on Wednesday 13 June on Nottingham’s tram network. One of the city’s trams has been wrapped in an eye-catching Jubilee livery.

A special tribute to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee is to be unveiled on Wednesday 13 June on Nottingham’s tram network.

One of the city’s trams has been wrapped in an eye-catching Jubilee livery. It will be making its first public appearance shortly before the Queen arrives in Nottingham with the Royal party which will also include the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

The tribute is the result of a partnership between Nottingham City Council, The NET Concession company, Tramlink Nottingham and the NET operator Nottingham Trams Ltd and will be unveiled by Councillor Jane Urquhart, Portfolio Holder for Planning and Transportation.

Councillor Jane Urquhart, said: “The tram is one of Nottingham’s most iconic designs and so it is appropriate, to mark such a special event as the Queen’s Jubilee, to have artwork designed for the tram to mark this occasion.”

Following an unveiling ceremony, the bright red tram will remain at the Royal Centre stop for the remainder of the Queen’s visit to the city centre before entering service later in the day.

Phil Hewitt, Chief Executive of NET concessionaire, Tramlink Nottingham, said: “We had planned to mark the Diamond Jubilee and what better day on which to unveil the special livery than when the Queen makes her visit to the city.

“For the rest of the year it will be a high profile reminder of the Jubilee as the tram makes its regular journeys into and out of the city centre.”