Double Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington, originally from Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, and Everest mountaineer Doug Scott, from Nottingham, have become the latest local heroes to have a tram named in their honour.
Jamie Swift, head of marketing at tram operator NET, said: “We were delighted both Rebecca and Doug accepted the honour of having trams named after them following the nominations process last year.
“Very soon now, we’ll have names on all our new trams and, together, they represent a virtual ‘who’s who’ of people who have made a tremendous contribution to the local area and, in some cases, far beyond.”
Councillor Jane Urquhart, of Nottingham City Council, added: “We’re very proud that these two inspiring people, who were born in Nottinghamshire, have had trams named in their honour.
“Rebecca is one of Great Britain’s most decorated female Olympians and a true ambassador for women in sport.