Category Archives: Stagecoach Supertram

In Pictures: Latest Tram-Train construction work

Within the next four months or so it is currently planned that the UK’s inaugural Tram-Train service between Sheffield and Rotherham will be up and running (September is set as the much delayed opening date but whether this is met … Continue reading

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Next stage of Supertram rail replacement works set to start

As reported a few weeks ago the latest stage of rail replacement works on Stagecoach Supertram – following on from the last major work some three years ago – are set to begin over the Bank Holiday weekend with Phase … Continue reading

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Gauging trials starts on Tram-Train project

It’s a day many thought would never happen – a Tram-Train has run onto the UK national rail network as part of the gauging trials ahead of full blown commissioning and testing later in the summer. 399 202 once again … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Seeing double in Sheffield

You could be mistaken for thinking you are seeing double but Stagecoach Supertram now has two trams running in near identical all over adverts for Pretty Little Thing.com! Following hot on the heels of 111 is 118 which was first … Continue reading

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Rail replacement works to return in Sheffield

After a gap of three years the major rail replacement project on Stagecoach Supertram will resume in May with work continuing through until September. The work will be completed in five stages with all three routes being affected at some … Continue reading

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In Pictures: New advert for Supertram 111

The IKEA tram is no more in Sheffield with 111 receiving a new vinyl wrap livery for Pretty Little Thing.com – who are apparently a fashion company. The tram ran for the first time in its new pastel pink livery … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Attercliffe track replacement work

As well as the Tram-Train overhead work during the period 20th to 22nd April the chance was also taken to replace a short section of track at Attercliffe which saw an extended bus replacement service operate from the city centre … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Key Tram-Train construction milestone reached

A major milestone in the construction work required for Tram-Train services to start later this year was reached over the weekend with overhead wires now in place connecting the current South Yorkshire Supertram system with Network Rail metals at Tinsley … Continue reading

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In Video: Stagecoach Supertram in April

Views of Stagecoach Supertram on the Purple route at Herdings/Leighton Road, Blue route at Malin Bridge, at the hub of the network – Cathedral, University of Sheffield and Spring Lane. The videos were filmed on Wednesday 4th April and includes … Continue reading

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Tram-Train enabling works take two!

The works which will see the overhead connected between the Stagecoach Supertram and Network Rail lines will now take place between Friday 20th and Monday 23rd April – having previously been cancelled back in February as the parts hadn’t been … Continue reading

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Tram passengers across England continue to be satisfied

It seems that it doesn’t take long for another survey of passenger satisfaction to come along with the latest results of the Transport Focus survey showing a continued high rating on five tramways: Blackpool Tramway, Manchester Metrolink, Midland Metro, Nottingham … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: South Yorkshire Supertram 13

In this outing for Picture in Time we take a look at the South Yorkshire Supertram operation with a view taken in the early days of the system.

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In Pictures: Supertram 113 back in service

Following a period of approximately four months off the road Stagecoach Supertram 113 has now returned to service. The tram had a fault with its articulation which required new parts to be specially manufactured. Photos courtesy of Stuart Cooke.

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This week on British Trams Online

This week’s photographic offering comes from South Yorkshire:

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In Pictures: Arena rebranding completed

Back in December we reported about the rebranding of the Supertram stop at Arena – this has now been fully completed both at the stop and on board trams. The stop is now known as Arena / Olympic Legacy Park … Continue reading

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Purple route back to normal

Following the temporary suspension of evening services to Herdings Park after an assault on a staff member Stagecoach Supertram resumed a normal service from Thursday 8th March. This came after a full review of staff safety on board the trams.

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Purple route changes in Sheffield after staff assault

Late evening services on Stagecoach Supertram services to Herdings Park have been suspended after a member of staff was assaulted in the evening of Friday 2nd March. Whilst Supertram assist the Police with the incident and with a full review … Continue reading

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Snow! Disruption on some English tram systems

Whilst both Edinburgh and Dublin have been hit by heavy snow which for the latter involved a complete service shutdown the situation hasn’t been quite as severe in England. On the whole it has been calmer although as Thursday 1st … Continue reading

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Citylinks return to service in Sheffield

Following the complete withdrawal of all seven Citylink tram-train vehicles from service on Stagecoach Supertram after an incident at Shalesmoor they have now been cleared for use again. The vehicles had been withdrawn on Friday 16th February with Stagecoach Supertram … Continue reading

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Tram-Train enabling works cancelled

The planned works which would have seen the overhead wires on the Stagecoach Supertram system joined with those recently installed on the Network Rail line where tram-train services will travel to Rotherham have been cancelled. The reason for this cancellation, … Continue reading

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