A further two Nottingham Express Transit Citadis trams have received names this week with the two local heroes to be honoured this time being Rebecca Adlington OBE and Doug Scott CBE. The two trams to receive the names are 231 and 225 respectively.
Swimmer Rebecca Adlington OBE is a double Olympic Gold Medalist having won at the 2008 Bejing Olympics. She has also won medals at the World, Commonwealth and European championships. Rebecca hails from Mansfield and spent time training in Nottingham before retiring in 2013.
Doug Scott CBE was born in Nottingham and has been described as “one of Britain’s all-time great high altitude mountaineers” having climbed the highest peak on each of the seven continents. He also became, in 1975, the first Briton – along with Dougal Halston – to climb the South West Face of Everest.
The namings took place at Wilkinson Street Depot on Wednesday 27th April but unfortunately neither recipient was able to attend.
Both Rebecca and Doug were nominated by members of the public ahead of the opening of the Phase Two extensions with one further name set to be revealed shortly which will adorn 216.