Category Archives: Stagecoach Supertram

What’s New on British Trams Online?

This week we are back into the archives as we head back to 2006 and Stagecoach Supertram:

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Replacement bus introduced for Supertram engineering works

When this year’s rail replacement project in Sheffield got underway the message to any intending passengers on affected sections was very much you need to travel by service bus but with increased passenger numbers now being carried on public transport … Continue reading

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Manchester Metrolink bucks the trend as light rail journeys fall

Its that time of year again when the Department for Transport release details of journeys taken on light rail across England – and its not good news with a significant fall in the total number of journeys on all systems … Continue reading

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Covid-19 service update – operating systems

Its been a while since we had a round-up of the service being operated on operating tramways and light rail systems in the British Isles (by which we mean those which operate primarily as public transport and not heritage systems … Continue reading

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Transport Focus release results for the ever-decreasing Tram Passenger Survey

Over the years the Transport Focus Tram Passenger Survey (TPS) has discovered the opinions of passengers on the Blackpool Tramway, Edinburgh Trams, Manchester Metrolink, Nottingham Express Transit, Stagecoach Supertram and West Midlands Metro to see just how they perceive the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: RTC causes Supertram delays

On Friday 19th June a RTC close to Hillsborough Interchange (not involving a tram) caused disruption for Stagecoach Supertram services with no trams able to travel any further than Hillsborough from the city centre for around an hour. It is … Continue reading

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Supertram latest tramway to announce an increase in services

Sunday 14th June will see the start of additional services running on Stagecoach Supertram with around 80% of the usual service being operated Monday to Saturday. This will see a 15 minute frequency on the Blue and Yellow routes whilst … Continue reading

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More changes on the way across the UK

Change, constant and quick moving change at that!, seems to be buzz word at the moment on various UK tram networks with yet more service and ticketing amendments on the way in the coming days and weeks. In this latest … Continue reading

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Details announced for next area of Supertram rail replacement

We are now fast approaching Area 2 of Stagecoach Supertram’s rail replacement programme for 2020 with the work around White Lane due to get underway from Saturday 6th June. This means that there will be further changes to the temporary … Continue reading

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Government confirm more support for trams and light rail

In a normal world, weekend announcements from the Department for Transport for new projects and funding are pretty rare but as we are in a very different environment at the moment the “new normal” means announcements come at you from … Continue reading

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In Pictures: More views from afar in Sheffield

As the lockdown continues and with it restrictions on going out we all still try to get as much fun and interest in our lives as possible and for those lucky few who live near tramways without having to go … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Stagecoach Supertram 108

This week we conclude this batch of photos from Sheffield as we again feature a photo of a vehicle from the Supertram fleet in 2003.

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In Pictures: “Safe Area” on Stagecoach Supertram

One of a number of measures introduced on various tramways to try and minimise the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic been a “safe area” for staff on board the trams. On Stagecoach Supertram an area immediately behind the driver’s cab … Continue reading

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TfL awarded government funding package

Usually the perception is London gets funding first and then the rest of the country has to wait to follow at a later date but during this Coronavirus pandemic it has been rather different with the regions transport undertakings being … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Stagecoach Supertram 120

Continuing our series of photos from Sheffield, in this edition of “Picture in Time” we move forward to 2002.

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Andy Burnham hits out at government support

Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham has become the latest official across the UK to criticise promised government support saying the funding being offered to help Manchester Metrolink doesn’t go far enough and without more decisions will have to be … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: South Yorkshire Supertram 02

Today we feature another photo from Sheffield with the year again 1995.

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Further stages of 2020 Supertram rail replacement work confirmed

We reported last month on the first phase of the 2020 Stagecoach Supertram rail replacement project which will get underway on Monday 4th May in the Hackenthorpe, Donetsk Way and Birley Golf Course areas and last until 5th June. It … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: South Yorkshire Supertram 12

This week we move on to 1995 for another image from what was still known as the South Yorkshire Supertram at the time.

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Government confirm support for light rail

One of the themes which has been emerging in recent weeks during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic has been the financial strain it has been putting on various light rail systems with the Tyne and Wear Metro the first to express … Continue reading

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