Category Archives: Stagecoach Supertram

In Pictures: 399 206 joins the Tram Train fleet

As we’ve covered previously the fleet of seven Citylink Tram-Trains now in service on Supertram are split into two sub-fleets: the Tram-Train fleet and the conventional system fleet. The plan is that four trams will have the Tram-Train wheel profile … Continue reading

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In Video: Sheffield Tram-Train service launches

As a companion to our Photo Gallery added this week on the start of the Tram-Train pilot between Sheffield and Rotherham we also bring you links to several videos from the start of operations showing this new service in action … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

Another double helping of Photo Galleries for you this week with coverage of two more significant events in the UK:

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More engineering works for Supertram

Friday 2nd November will see further engineering works being undertaken on Stagecoach Supertram which will cause a change to services on the Blue and Purple routes. The affected area will be between Sheffield Station and Gleadless Townend with no trams … Continue reading

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In Pictures: New Sheffield College adverts for Supertram 110

For the second year in a row Stagecoach Supertram 110 has received branding for Sheffield College publicising their forthcoming open days. Carrying limited window vinyls and above window stickers the tram looks set to carry these adverts until at least … Continue reading

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Tram-Train service launches before collision leads to temporary suspension

When a much delayed and over budget project finally launches you hope for a smooth start to show everyone that it has been worth waiting for – unfortunately for the UK’s Tram-Train pilot between Sheffield and Rotherham that isn’t what … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Sneak peek of new destinations for Tram-Train service

With the shadow running for the full introduction of the Tram-Train service between Sheffield and Rotherham continuing ahead of the start of services on Thursday 25th October a sneak peek has been seen on the destinations – including the route … Continue reading

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Timetable and fares announced for Tram-Train service

Passengers will be able to travel between Sheffield City Centre and Rotherham in under 30 minutes when the new Tram-Train service launches on Thursday 25th October. Three services an hour will run between 0527 and 2127 each weekday, although as … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: South Yorkshire Supertram 21

In this edition of Picture in Time we are in Sheffield as we feature one of the Siemens Duewag trams built for the opening of the Supertram network in the 1990s.

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In Pictures: More construction images from Rotherham

With a date now announced for the start of services to Rotherham Parkgate (Thursday 25th October in case you missed it!) the last of the construction work is now coming to an end to make sure that everything is ready … Continue reading

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Overhead works to curtail Supertram services early on Saturday

Services on Stagecoach Supertram’s Blue route (and the Purple route fully suspended) will be partially suspended on Saturday 6th October to allow overhead line works to take place. The work will start from 1930 and will see Blue route trams … Continue reading

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Tram-Train services will start 25th October

25th October 2018 will not just mark two months until Christmas but will also see the start of public services on the UK’s Tram-Train pilot between Sheffield and Rotherham. Unusually starting on a Thursday the service will run three times … Continue reading

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In Pictures: More construction work for Sheffield Tram-Train pilot

between Sheffield and Rotherham to be announced it would seem that all the infrastructure isn’t actually in place just yet as the below photos shows. During a visit on Monday 24th September Mike Haddon found that there was a contractors … Continue reading

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RAIB release results of investigation into Supertram speeding incident

The RAIB have concluded that a driver of a tram in Sheffield who approached Middlewood terminus on 19th July 2018 at a too high a speed – causing injuries to two passengers and a door to open slightly – had … Continue reading

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Is the future of Supertram in doubt?

Since 1994 Sheffield has enjoyed the benefits of a tramway following the start of service on the Supertram network but the South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) have now warned that unless £230 million worth of funding can be secured … Continue reading

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Shadow running underway on Tram-Train pilot

Full shadow running of the UK Tram-Train pilot between Sheffield and Rotherham has now commenced, bringing the start of services ever closer (hopefully!) As on all new lines the standard service due to operate is being operated without passengers to … Continue reading

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Some Supertram fares to rise from 30th September

There will be some minor changes to fares on Stagecoach Supertram from Sunday 30th September. Not all fares will be affected and it will just be adult tickets which will see increases.

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Full service resumes on Supertram – early!

It’s not often we report on engineering works finishing early, but that is exactly what has happened in Sheffield with a full service on the Blue route resuming on Sunday 16th September – a full five days ahead of schedule! … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Last stage of Supertram rail replacement works underway

The final stage of 2018’s rail replacement works on Stagecoach Supertram are now underway with the work now moving on to Eckington Way which is affecting trams on the Blue route – including the very rare use of the crossover … Continue reading

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Final stage of 2018 rail replacement in Sheffield to start

Area 5 of the rail replacement project on Stagecoach Supertram for 2018 will get underway on Monday 10th September and last for 12 days until Friday 21st September. This time the affected section will be between Donetsk Way and Halfway … Continue reading

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