Category Archives: Stagecoach Supertram

In Pictures: Supertram Tram-Train Tinsley Junction

The Easter weekend saw major work take place as preparations for the start of the Tram-Train pilot – likely to be 2018 – continue. Whereas a lot of the work which had taken place previously were on Network Rail metals … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Stagecoach Supertram 123

Off to Sheffield again for today’s Picture in Time image and we catch up with tram no. 123 during 2003.

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Stagecoach Supertram service change: Sunday 16th & Monday 17th April

Services on Stagecoach Supertram will be affected by further works to connect the Supertram track to the Network Rail route to Rotherham over Easter with no trams able to run between Meadowhall South and Meadowhall Interchange on Sunday 16th and … Continue reading

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Supertram 109 derailed on Herdings Park route

Stagecoach Supertram 109 suffered a minor derailment on Thursday 23rd March whilst it was on the short branch to Herdings Park. Reports have suggested that it was derailed as a result of a concrete block and some ballast being placed … Continue reading

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Upcoming Supertram service changes

The next week will see Stagecoach Supertram services amended on two occasions with replacement buses in use to cover for affected sections.

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Fares on the rise in Nottingham and Sheffield

Selected fares on both Nottingham Express Transit and Stagecoach Supertram are to rise over the next couple of weeks with increased costs blamed for the increases.

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In Pictures: Tram-Train project construction update

The slow and steady progress on the infrastructure for the tram-train project between Sheffield and Rotherham is continuing as shown in this latest pictorial update from the camera of Glyn Hill.

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In Pictures: Tram-Trains finally start daylight testing

A day it seemed was never going to come is finally upon us – the Tram-Trains for the Sheffield to Rotherham pilot (as well as adding additional capacity to the current Supertram network) have started daylight testing. The first daylight … Continue reading

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Supertram Purple route suspended after points problem

Stagecoach Supertram’s Purple route was suspended on Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th March after a points problem was discovered at Gleadless Townend. No trams were able to run on this route – which remains confined to the Cathedral to Herdings … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Stagecoach Supertram 119

We are back to South Yorkshire for today’s edition of Picture in Time as we take a look at the by then Stagecoach Supertram system in 2003 with tram 119 the main focus of our attention.

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Seating on the way for selected Supertram stops

Over half of the stops of Stagecoach Supertram are about to be upgraded with the addition of seating in the coming weeks. The work to install seating will be started from Monday 27th February and is being undertaken by South … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Sheffield to Rotherham Tram-Train project

This week not only do we report on a breakdown of one of the tram-train vehicles but we also bring you another photo update on the construction side of the project from the camera of Glyn Hill. With the project … Continue reading

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399 204 breaks down on test (**Photo now added**)

Firstly, the good news – it is now obvious that test running of the tram-trains is underway on the wider Stagecoach Supertram network. Unfortunately, the reason why we can confirm this is because one of the vehicles broke down in … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Stagecoach Supertram in the snow

We have some wintry images for you in this edition of Picture in Time as we head to South Yorkshire and take a look at the Stagecoach Supertram system after the snow had fallen on 1st December 2010.

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RAIB launch investigation into fatal Supertram accident

The RAIB have started an investigation into an accident on 22nd December 2016 at Woodbourn Road on the Stagecoach Supertram Meadowhall line which saw an elderly pedestrian hit by a tram as he crossed the tracks. The 81 year old … Continue reading

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Christmas and New Year services 2016-17

This is your complete one-stop guide to services being operated on all tram and light rail networks in the British Isles over the Christmas and New Year period 2016-17. The differences in services being offered is plain to see from … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Sheffield tram-train construction

It may be the project which seems to be constantly delayed but despite that there is still some progress on bringing the UK tram-train pilot between Sheffield and Rotherham to fruition. In this pictorial update Glyn Hill provides photos from … Continue reading

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Supertram services delayed after car collides with overhead pole

Stagecoach Supertram Blue and Purple route services were disrupted on Thursday 22nd December after a car collided with an overhead pole in the reserved tram section at Hollinsend tramstop. The car – a grey Vauxhall Insignia – suffered fairly major … Continue reading

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Elderly man in hospital after being hit by tram in Sheffield

An 81 year old man is in hospital with life threatening injuries after being hit by a tram in Sheffield. The man was struck by a tram close to Woodbourn Road tramstop just after 1000 on Thursday 22nd December with … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Stagecoach Supertram

For today’s edition of Picture in Time we are off to South Yorkshire for a photo taken on the Stagecoach Supertram system in 2000 during some adverse weather conditions.

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