Why ticket checks on Nottingham trams have been suspended during coronavirus pandemic

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Passengers on Nottingham’s tram network have not been having their tickets checked, it has emerged.

Due to Covid limitations and not wanting to place staff in confrontational situations, some ticket staff are now instead being used as information officers on platforms.

The company which runs the tram network has not revealed exactly when tickets stopped being checked, nor when ticket checking will be resumed, however, it is expected ticket checks will resume ‘in the coming weeks’.

The ticket checks are known by the tram operators as ‘revenue protection’, as they aim to protect money coming into the company.

In a public meeting yesterday (Tuesday, September 15) Trevor Stocker, of NET, said: “At the moment we’re

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