Company from 11 nations gathered to rejoice one other yr of excellent achievement on the 2020 International Gentle Rail Awards – held nearly on 11 November.
Now in its 14th yr, the trade’s ‘Oscars’ noticed entries from Europe, North America, Africa and Asia compete throughout 16 classes. In opposition to a backdrop of unprecedented challenges, the professional judging panel famous “this was one of many hardest years but to decide on the winners. It’s incredible to see so many joint entries, displaying that trade companions are sharing finest apply and experience as we glance to deliver down prices, enhance security and sustainability and ship the absolute best passenger expertise.”
UK Gentle Rail Minister Baroness Vere delivered the occasion’s welcome deal with, saying: “Throughout COVID-19, gentle rail companies have been important to our response to the pandemic. The unimaginable work of all the trade and the numerous tales of people delivering over and above in unprecedented circumstances, imply gentle rail will proceed to play a significant position within the financial system going ahead.
“I wish to pay tribute to all of the winners, who delivered distinctive service in what has been a yr wherein gentle rail has proven the teamwork, creativity and innovation to take care of companies throughout this troublesome time.
“In England, we now have supplied grant funding of over GBP160m, reflecting simply how necessary these companies are for native economies and communities.”
Our evaluate of the 2020 International Gentle Rail Awards begins on web page 15 of January’s TAUT.