Trams team gets service award

The Blackpool Transport team receiving their award from Nicholas Owen and Baroness Kramer
The Blackpool Transport team receiving their award from Nicholas Owen and Baroness Kramer
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Blackpool Transport has won Employee Team of the Year at this year’s Light Rail Awards held in London.

The award, presented by BBC’s Nicholas Owen and Transport Minister Baroness Kramer, celebrates the behind the scenes effort of staff involved in making sure the service is as great as it can be.

Bob Mason, Director of Delivery for Blackpool Transport, said: “We are proud to be winners of such a prestigious award.

“The team at Starr Gate, with support from our Head Office at Rigby Road, have done extremely well and the award is testament to their hard work”.

Speaking about the team at Blackpool Transport, Light Rail Awards host Nicholas Owen said: “Running a system that mixes up 80-year-old trams and the latest start-of-the-art Bombardier Flexity 2s isn’t exactly something I’d like to do.

“This tight-knit team of just over 100 drivers and conductors are at the top of their game – highly trained and highly motivated.

“Passengers respect what they do, and absenteeism is half the national average.

“Business over the last couple of years is also up 50 per cent by the way and this system ranked first in many of the categories of the inaugural Passenger Focus Tram Passenger Survey.”