Nottingham’s tram network has celebrated the second anniversary of the opening of new lines to Clifton and Toton.

Friday 25 August marked two years since the network was expanded to stretch 32km across Nottingham, providing 28 additional stops and linking the system to major destinations such as the Queen’s Medical Centre and the University of Nottingham as well as Beeston and Clifton.

The past year has seen NET record an impressive rise in passenger numbers with 16.5m journeys made between April 2016 and March 2017, whilst it also maintained a high customer satisfaction rating of 97 per cent in a major independent survey.

New developments on the network have also taken place, including the opening of a new bridge that created a direct link between the network’s Queen’s Medical Centre stop and the hospital itself.

NET’s General Manager, Paul Robinson, said: “It’s pleasing to have reached another key milestone and we’re delighted to celebrate a second year of successful operations on the expanded network.

“The last 12 months has seen us go from strength to strength, recording our highest ever patronage figures whilst maintaining an impressively high customer satisfaction rating.

“Developments such as the QMC link bridge will only help us continue to grow on these numbers in the years to come as we continue to provide Nottingham with a first-class tram network.”

To help mark the occasion, a special family fun day was held at NET’s Wilkinson Street depot, which saw staff and their relatives enjoy a number of activities to celebrate the second anniversary.

Paul added: “Our staff have contributed so much towards the continued success of the expanded lines. It was great to mark this occasion with both them and their families.”