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Blackpool Transport shines at Light Rail Awards

Published on 08/10/2014 Click here to go back

Blackpool Transport shines at Light Rail Awards

Blackpool Transport has won Employee Team of the Year at this years Light Rail Awards held in London on 1st October 2014.

The award, previously won by teams from TfL, 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% by the way and this system ranked first in many of the categories of the inaugural Passenger Focus Tram Passenger Survey.”

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