The end of November is traditionally the time of year when we start to take a look back at the previous 12 months and to this end today marks the launch of the British Trams Online Tram of the Year 2019 as we seek to anoint the Tram (Traditional), Tram (Modern), Event and Tramway of the Year – and the final decision will be yours! Lat year we saw the Manx Electric Railway dominate with “Ratchet” car 14, Stagecoach Supertram 399 203, Manx Electric Railway 125th anniversary and the Manx Electric Railway voted the most popular in each of the categories but what has done enough in 2019?
Nominations are now open for each of the four usual categories:
* Tram (Traditional) of the Year
* Tram (Modern) of the Year
* Event of the Year
* Tramway of the Year
You can make as many nominations as you want for each category and this can be done by either commenting below, sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or through Facebook. If nominating please give reasons for your nomination as although for most of your nominations it will be obvious some may be a bit more “left field”! Every year during the nomination process there is at least one tram, tramway or event I haven’t even considered so please take this chance to get your favourites onto the shortlist!
As usual we are looking for a tram/tramway/event which has done something special – or been special! – over the past 12 months and for the purposes of Tram of the Year the year goes from 1st December 2018 to 30th November 2019. It would probably be fair to say the year hasn’t gone completely as we would have expected and what you may have expected to be nominating you won’t be but there has still be plenty of action over the past year. It is entirely up to you as to what you consider special but to give you an idea previous tram winners have either returned to service after restoration/overhaul, received a new livery or gone on loan away from their usual tramway. Tramway wise its not the system or museum which has operated the best service which necessary walks away with the award but one which has seen something out of the norm happen (extensions opening etc.) And as for Event of the Year – its just an event which has been the most enjoyable!
If you want to know more about the Tram of the Year and to see all the previous winners – to help you get some ideas for what could be nominated this time around – please visit the dedicated page.
Nominations are open from now until Saturday 30th November 2019 and voting then opens on Sunday 1st December 2019 and will remain open until Saturday 11th January 2020.
Don’t forget you can nominate one of three ways:
1. Comment below
2. Email email@example.com
3. Comment on Facebook