Category Archives: Stagecoach Supertram

In Pictures: Rotherham Central tram-train works

It’s not just the West Midlands where construction work is ongoing as there is also progress on the delayed tram-train pilot between Sheffield and Rotherham. In this photo update we take a look at the latest progress at Rotherham Central … Continue reading

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Councillors urge talks on extending Supertram to Stocksbridge

Councillors representing the Stocksbridge, Deepcar and Oughtibridge wards in Sheffield are urging officials at the South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive to consider extending the Supertram network to prevent the increase in congestion likely as a result of hundreds of new … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

A couple of smaller Photo Galleries have been added to the main site this week:

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More Supertram rail replacement works to come

Disruption for passengers on Stagecoach Supertram is coming over the next two summers with the news that the rail replacement works – started in 2013 – are to be concluded as part of a £12.5 million project. South Yorkshire PTE … Continue reading

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In Pictures: IKEA opens in Sheffield

Thursday 28th September saw the latest IKEA open in the UK with the new store opening adjacent to Carbrook Supertram stop. This is the second IKEA to have a tramstop directly serving it with Ampere Way on London Tramlink the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Citylink trams used on Purple route

So far the Citylink trams used in service have been used as “service extras” with the odd round trip in between the standard service but on Monday 2nd October that changed with their first use on timetabled services. 399 205 … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: South Yorkshire Supertram 01

In this instalment of Picture in Time we are off to South Yorkshire for a couple of images from the early days of the Supertram system.

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In Pictures: Rotherham Central tram-train construction

As we continue to limp towards a start of the tram-train pilot between Sheffield and Rotherham (currently pencilled in for opening at some point in 2018) work is progressing at various locations on construction. One such location is Rotherham Central … Continue reading

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RAIB release report into Supertram pedestrian fatality

On 22nd December 2016 a pedestrian, who had just alighted from a tram at Woodbourn Road, was struck by a tram in Sheffield tragically suffering fatal injuries as a result. Following a 9 month investigation the RAIB have now released … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Citylink Charity Tour

Sunday 17th September saw a charity tram tour on Stagecoach Supertram featuring the most extensive use of a Citylink tram yet with 399 202 (the same tram as used on Thursday’s inaugural runs) traversing the entirety of both the Blue … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Citylink trams debut in Sheffield

As we reported last week there was an unexpected debut for the Citylink tram-trains on Thursday 15th September following the naming of 399 202 at Nunnery Square Depot. The tram ran an additional service on the Yellow route once the … Continue reading

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Citylink trams debut in Sheffield

After announcing only a few days ago that members of the public would finally be able to ride on a tram-train in the UK on Sunday 17th September, Stagecoach Supertram then caught us rather by surprise by debuting one of … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Another new advert in Sheffield

You wait years for a new advert livery and then two come along within a week! Following on from 111 receiving adverts for IKEA at the start of last week, 116 has now been wrapped in an advert for Doncaster … Continue reading

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Tram-trains to debut in passenger service this month!

Its the news that fans of UK light rail have been waiting for – Britain’s first tram-trains are set to make their debut in passenger-carrying service on the Sheffield Supertram network on Sunday 17th September! The units will be operating … Continue reading

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In Pictures: A detailed look at Supertram 111

We reported earlier this week that Stagecoach Supertram Siemens Duewag 111 had undergone a makeover courtesy of IKEA to celebrate the imminent opening of a new superstore from the Swedish company at Carbrook tramstop. As well as enjoying an external … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Supertram 111 gets an Ikea makeover

With a new Ikea superstore due to open close to the Stagecoach Supertram stop at Carbook on 28th September one of the Siemens Duewag trams has received a complete makeover – both inside and out! The tram in question is … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

This week we bring you another couple of Photo Galleries:

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In Pictures: Tram-Train works continue in Rotherham

The continued slow progress for the Tram-Train pilot in South Yorkshire has seen further work take place at Rotherham in recent weeks, including railway closures to allow for further construction to take place. In this pictorial update from Glyn Hill … Continue reading

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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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