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A Nottingham Tram To Be Named After Jimmy And Jack?

5 April 2015

The Jimmy and Jack Statue Fund committee are calling on fans to nominate the two Notts greats…

Nottingham residents are being asked to suggest possible names for the latest trams which will be joining Nottingham’s expanding network.

When Nottingham’s original 15-strong fleet was unveiled 11 years ago, each vehicle was named after people famously associated with the city and well-known community campaigners following suggestions made by the local public.

The tradition will now be continued for each of the new trams, which can already be seen being tested on parts of the new lines to Chilwell and Clifton.

Of the 22 new Citadis trams, five have already come into use in order to support more frequent services on Line One. 

Lisa Black from the Committee told the Official Site: "Jimmy Sirrel and Jack Wheeler led Notts County from the old fourth division to the top flight of the first division and we feel that in the year that Nottingham is the City of Football, what better way to honour these two men and have a tram named after them.  

“When looking at the list of names of trams we have sporting heroes such as Torvill and Dean, Brian Clough and Carl Froch and in we think it would be fitting to have our Notts County legends in the mix too.  

“It takes two minutes to nominate and we hope that fans will get behind this little campaign to get "Jimmy and Jack on the track"  in the year when we hope to have the statue of these two greats in situ at Meadow Lane."

Currently four of the new trams have been named and Jamie Swift, NET Marketing Manager, explained: “In the coming months, we’ll be naming the remaining 18 trams as we look forward to the expansion of services and we’d like to involve as many people as possible in drawing up a list of possible contenders.

“As part of the process we’re planning to work alongside all our famous sports clubs, our universities and the local media and, in particular, we also want to engage with community groups along the two new lines. 

“In addition, we have launched a special online form to ensure that NET customers and other members of the public can put forward their suggested names too.” 

“By filling in the form, people can add their suggestion to the list of local celebrities, unsung heroes and community stalwarts already under consideration.”

Nominations will close on Friday 24th April and during May NET be announcing the selected names. 

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