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Trams return to Meadowhall – but still no tram-train service

Yellow route trams are now able to run the full route again after an engineering survey was carried out on the tram bridge at Tinsley clearing this to carry trams once more. No trams had been able to run beyond … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Sheffield pauses to remember

In keeping with the country pausing to remember those who have lost their lives in conflicts many tramways in the UK paused for two minutes on Monday 11th November at 1100 (when it was safe to do so) as a … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Disruption continues on Supertram

We brought you the news last night about the flooding causing disruption for Stagecoach Supertram and 24 hours later it is still making its presence felt with a revised Supertram service still running and no sign of when this may … Continue reading

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Rain causes more issues on Supertram

Its starting to look like Stagecoach Supertram has a major aversion to heavy rain as following closely behind the suspension of the tram-train service to Rotherham Parkgate a couple of weeks there has been a further disruption to services with … Continue reading

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Over a million passengers enjoy the Tram-Train service within the first year

On 25th October the Tram-Train pilot between Sheffield and Rotherham celebrated its first anniversary with the news that over a million passengers had travelled on the service during the first 12 months of operation. The millionth passenger journey was recorded … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Poppies carried on Supertram

Monday 11th November is of course Remembrance Day and as a mark of respect trams on Stagecoach Supertram have started to carry poppies on the driver side windows. Many UK tramways use this as a way of showing their respect … Continue reading

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In Pictures: A day of disruption for Supertram

Saturday 26th October was a day where the service across the Stagecoach Supertram network was disrupted – firstly, by the pre-advertised service suspension from Cathedral to Middlewood and Malin Bridge before and after the Sheffield Wednesday v Leeds United football … Continue reading

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Supertram to partially suspend service for Wednesday v Leeds match

Last year when Leeds United visited Sheffield Wednesday for a Championship football match there were reports of serious incidents including vandalism and damage to trams and intimidation of staff with physical and verbal assaults. As a result Supertram met with … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Sheffield College adverts moved to 102

A few weeks ago we reported that the adverts for Sheffield College which had been carried on Supertram 110 were removed leaving this tram back in full fleet livery but now there is another tram carrying advertising for Sheffield College … Continue reading

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Supertram fare increases on the way

There will be increases to some fares on Stagecoach Supertram from Sunday 13th October – only affecting single and return tickets with dayriders remaining unchanged. Stacgecoach have said they have made the changes as a result of a review of … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Supertram 110 loses its adverts

Although not a full advertising livery, Stagecoach Supertram 110 had been carrying side and window adverts for Sheffield College since October 2018 but has now been spotted in full fleet livery with these now having been removed. The tram was … Continue reading

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Card and contactless payments on the way for Supertram

As the way we pay for things continues to evolve it has been confirmed that Stagecoach Supertram will shortly be accepting card and contactless payments aboard the trams. A new ticket machine is being developed and will be piloted on … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Trackwork moves to University

Its been a long haul but we are almost there with rail replacement works on Stagecoach Supertram with the final phase of 2019 now underway close to the stop at University, affecting both Blue and Yellow route services. The work … Continue reading

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In Pictures: More from the Old Hillsborough Tram Depot

We once again head to Holme Lane in the Hillsborough area of Sheffield for another look at the location of the old Hillsborough tram depot, this time heading more into the complex which now houses two doctors practices, as well … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Trackwork returns in Sheffield

After a short-break there is now more track replacement work taking place in Sheffield with two further areas to be attended to up until the end of August. Area 4a – Hillsborough Corner and Holme Lane – got underway on … Continue reading

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109 loses its East Midlands Trains advert

With East Midlands Trains being no more and replaced by East Midlands Railway on Sunday 18th August, Stagecoach Supertram have wasted no time in removing the advertising vinyls from its former company stablemate with 109 being spotted once more at … Continue reading

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Lorry driver fined over first day Tram-Train collision

Kevin Hague, the lorry driver whose vehicle collided with Stagecoach Supertram tram-train 399 204 on the first day of public services to Rotherham Parkgate, has been fined after admitting to driving through a red light. A second charge of careless … Continue reading

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In Pictures: A closer look at the old Hillsborough Depot in Sheffield

A few weeks ago we featured some images of rail replacement work in Sheffield with the old Hillsborough Depot on Holme Lane in the background and now we take a closer look at the remaining sections of the structure which … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Blue route trams on Middlewood Road

On any normal operating day Blue route trams reach Hillsborough and then turn off the route along Middlewood Road to head to their own terminus at Malin Bridge. But with the last remaining rail replacement works from area 4 taking … Continue reading

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In Pictures: And still the trackwork goes on in Sheffield

We are still in area 4 of 2019’s rail replacement programme in Sheffield but this work is now drawing to a conclusion which will allow almost two full weeks of a normal service running across the Supertram network! Before then … Continue reading

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