STATION TAXIS (Sunderland) have joined forces with Sunderland City Council to help spread the word about the upcoming Tall Ships Races 2018.
Station Taxis have sponsored the new vehicle artwork for city council vehicles in support of The Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018.
A fleet of over 40 ships have already confirmed their attendance at this year’s celebration of sail training which runs from Wednesday 11 to Saturday 14 July. The ships and their crews will stay for a four-day festival before taking part in a spectacular Parade of Sail along the city’s coastline for the start of the first race to Esbjerg (Denmark).
Councillor Michael Mordey, Sunderland City Council’s Portfolio Holder for City Services, said; “I’d like to thank Station Taxis for their continued support for events in the city. This latest initiative will help spread the word about what is sure to be one of the largest celebrations Sunderland has ever hosted.
Currently Sunderland City Council operates four electric vehicles with a further 12 on order. Some of the first of the 40 vehicles to receive the new livery within the fleet are the Nissan e-NV200. The e-NV200 produces zero emissions while driving and is virtually silent making it ideal for inner-city operations.
Cllr Mordey continued: “The planning for the event in July will involve just about every council service from traffic control and emergency planning to site preparation and cleansing. The teams are now, and will be during the event working together to provide a top class, truly memorable event, while still ensuring services continue to be delivered for residents across the city.””
The event is anticipated to attract up to 1.5million visitors contributing an additional £35m to the local economy
Trevor Hines, Managing Director of Station Taxis said; “The Tall Ships Races in Sunderland is a fantastic opportunity for the city to show everyone what it has to offer. We are proud to support some of the teams that will be working incredibly hard to ensure everything runs smoothly and I hope as many people as possible go along and make the most of this truly iconic occasion.”
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