Category Archives: Stagecoach Supertram

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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Revised service for Supertram on 4th August

Sunday 4th August should have seen the full resumption of services on the Blue and Yellow routes but Stagecoach Supertram have announced that with extra work required at Holme Lane the route to Malin Bridge will remain closed but Yellow … Continue reading

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In Pictures: More Supertram rail replacement images

We have now moved into area 4 of the Stagecoach Supertram 2019 rail replacement programme which is seeing the section between Hillsborough Corner and Holme Lane being attended to for the next couple of weeks. In this update we see … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Supertram rail replacement works return

The short three day period of a full Stagecoach Supertram network is over with the rail replacement works recommencing from Monday 22nd July. This is now 2019’s area 3 which is due to only last until Friday 26th July and … Continue reading

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Hot weather causes tram delays

It probably hasn’t escaped your notice if you’re in the UK at the moment but it has been a tad warm over the past few days! Whilst it is nice to have a little bit of sun and warmth (but … Continue reading

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Sheffield City Region look for tram-train extensions as part of rail plan

The latest region of the UK to unveil their plans for the future of transport is the Sheffield City Region and again there are ideas for trams although in this case it isn’t conventional trams mentioned as buoyed by the … Continue reading

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Study names Metrolink as fifth best in the world

In another boost for Manchester Metrolink the system has been named as the fifth best in the world as part of an international study. This study looked at 32 trams systems from across the world and Metrolink was in the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Supertram gets ready for a return beyond Hillsborough

After the best part of three (long) months a full service on Stagecoach Supertram is set to return from Friday 19th July after the completion of the area two rail replacement works – although it will only be a three … Continue reading

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In Pictures: It never rains but it pours in Sheffield!

We head back until Sunday 2nd December 2018 for this small pictorial article as heavy rain in Sheffield lead to trams having to plough through surface water as they continued running the normal service without much complaint. In this update … Continue reading

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Supertram gets ready for areas 3, 4 and 5 of rail replacement works

Whilst the area 2 rail replacement works on Stagecoach Supertram are still continuing – schedule to finish on Thursday 18th July – plans have now been revealed for areas 3, 4 and 5 which will take place between Monday 22nd … Continue reading

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In Pictures: And the trackworks go on

In around a week’s time there will be that rare phenomenon in Sheffield – a full tram service running across the whole network, well for three days anyway! The latest rail replacement progress has been concentrated on the inbound track … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Supertram trackworks move on

The good progress being made on the major rail replacement project on Stagecoach Supertram is continuing with the latest worksite on the outbound track through Langsett Primrose View tramstop between the junctions with Ash Street and Cuthbert Bank Road. This … Continue reading

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