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Picture in Time: Stagecoach Supertram 120

In this edition of Picture in Time we are heading back to Sheffield for a look at one of the Duewag-Siemens built trams – 120, probably the one tram which has carried the most different liveries.

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In Pictures: New adverts on Supertram 110

Stagecoach Supertram 110 has received some new adverts for Sheffield College whilst still retaining full fleet livery. The adverts consist of standard roof level adverts as seen on many of the trams in Sheffield with the addition of vinyls on … Continue reading

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Official update released on Tram-Train project

Network Rail have announced that further work will be undertaken on the Tram-Train project in the coming weeks, warning rail passengers of disruption whilst it takes place. The second phase of work to assist in linking the Supertram network to … Continue reading

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In Video: Supertram Citylink trams continue testing

As preparations continue for the introduction into service of the Citylink tram-trains on the current Stagecoach Supertram network – due to be in later summer – testing and driver training has been continuing in recent weeks. In mid-June Martin Miller … Continue reading

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Purple route back to normal

After several weeks of disruption the Purple route returned to full tram operation from Wednesday 2nd August. On Mondays to Saturdays only early morning and evening services were operated by tram due to tram shortages with a replacement bus in … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Sheffield Tram-Train project update

Despite the recent revelations about how much the Sheffield Tram-Train project has gone over budget and how close it came to be being abandoned work is still progressing at its rather sedate pace ahead of services starting in mid-2018. In … Continue reading

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Three tram systems in one day completed for charity

On Thursday 20th July Chris Holmes, Metrolink Asset Management Technical Assistant at Transport for Greater Manchester, completed a challenge of travelling across three tram systems in England in one day – all in the name of charity. Starting on Metrolink … Continue reading

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More tram shortages in Sheffield leads to further Purple route disruption

The ongoing saga of tram shortages on Stagecoach Supertram – the sooner the Citylink trams are cleared for entry into service the better – has reared its ugly head again with the Purple route once again feeling the brunt of … Continue reading

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Huge increases in Tram-Train pilot costs

A report released by the National Audit Office has shown that the costs involved in the Tram-Train pilot, which will eventually see services run between the Stagecoach Supertram network and Rotherham on the national rail network, has increased five times … Continue reading

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Tram shortages causes Purple route amendments

The poor old Purple route on Stagecoach Supertram. Every time there are temporary tram shortages it becomes the sacrificial lamb and is either completely suspended or runs an amended service. And that it exactly what has happened this week with … Continue reading

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Try a tram days a success

Stagecoach Supertram and South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) have run six session special “Try a Tram” sessions on board the new Citylink trams set to enter service on the current Supertram network from late summer. More than 100 vulnerable … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Stagecoach Supertram 107

This edition of Picture in Time is in Sheffield for an image taken on the Stagecoach Supertram system back in 2005.

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Record passengers carried on UK tramways once again

It’s been a day of statistics with the Department for Transport releasing their annual light rail and tram statistic for 2016/17. The figures have shown the now inevitable increase in passenger numbers with all tramways in England enjoying increased passenger … Continue reading

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Another collision on Supertram

Saturday 24th June saw another low speed collision on Stagecoach Supertram with trams 110 and 116 coming together at Hillsborough Corner at approximately 1630. Damage to the trams only seemed to be minor and no injuries were reported that there … Continue reading

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Trams lead the way for passenger satisfaction in the UK

It seems that if you want to satisfied about your morning commute the only way to travel is by tram! The latest Passenger Focus survey has shown that on average across the UK (except for on London Tramlink) passengers have … Continue reading

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Collision at Halfway

Two trams have been involved in a collision at Halfway on Stagecoach Supertram with both suffering damage in the low speed incident. The two trams involved were 107 and 123 with the incident taking place on Thursday 8th June.

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In Pictures: More from the Sheffield to Rotherham tram train pilot

We head back to South Yorkshire in this pictorial update as we take a look at the recent progress on construction work for the Sheffield to Rotherham tram train pilot project – due to start operation sometime in 2018.

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In Pictures: Flooding in Sheffield

You may be forgiven for forgetting that we are now in June with heavy rain and strong winds battering much of the UK in recent days with services on Stagecoach Supertram affected on Monday 5th June. Heavy rain caused flooding … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Tram Train works continue

The Spring Bank Holiday weekend saw further works taking place to bring the Sheffield to Rotherham Tram Train project to fruition. National rail services through Rotherham were cancelled over the weekend to allow a new bridge to be put in … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Stagecoach Supertram in the snow

We head back to winter in today’s edition of Picture in Time with a couple more images taken following heavy snow back at the start of December 2010.

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