Category Archives: Stagecoach Supertram

Shadow running underway on Tram-Train pilot

Full shadow running of the UK Tram-Train pilot between Sheffield and Rotherham has now commenced, bringing the start of services ever closer (hopefully!) As on all new lines the standard service due to operate is being operated without passengers to … Continue reading

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Some Supertram fares to rise from 30th September

There will be some minor changes to fares on Stagecoach Supertram from Sunday 30th September. Not all fares will be affected and it will just be adult tickets which will see increases.

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Full service resumes on Supertram – early!

It’s not often we report on engineering works finishing early, but that is exactly what has happened in Sheffield with a full service on the Blue route resuming on Sunday 16th September – a full five days ahead of schedule! … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Last stage of Supertram rail replacement works underway

The final stage of 2018’s rail replacement works on Stagecoach Supertram are now underway with the work now moving on to Eckington Way which is affecting trams on the Blue route – including the very rare use of the crossover … Continue reading

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Final stage of 2018 rail replacement in Sheffield to start

Area 5 of the rail replacement project on Stagecoach Supertram for 2018 will get underway on Monday 10th September and last for 12 days until Friday 21st September. This time the affected section will be between Donetsk Way and Halfway … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Supertram 107 back in action

Stagecoach Supertram have welcomed 107 back into service following a two month layoff and it has had a full repaint in its period off the road. The tram was back in action on Tuesday 21st August showing off its fresh … Continue reading

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Supertram gets ready for next stage of rail replacement

The major project to replace life expired rail on Stagecoach Supertram is continuing with details of Area 4 now fully revealed. This phase of work will take place between 25th August and 9th September with services on both the Blue … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Area 3 Supertram rail replacement

The 2018 phase of rail replacement works on Stagecoach Supertram are continuing with work now having moved on to Area 3 which has seen trams suspended on the Purple line between Gleadless Townend and Herdings Park. Stuart Cooke has visited … Continue reading

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Pay deal accepted in Sheffield

It has been confirmed that the three year pay deal for Stagecoach Supertram drivers and conductors has been accepted by Unite the union members. This new deal will see a pay increase of 30p per hour in year one, 29p … Continue reading

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In Video: Tram-Train testing continues to Rotherham

The testing of Tram-Trains on the line to Rotherham is now in its second week with 399 202 still the vehicle of choice. There is still no official word of when a service may actually commence to Rotherham Parkgate but … Continue reading

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Safety Digest on the way after overspeeding incident on Supertram

The RAIB have announced that they will be releasing a safety briefing (i.e. they don’t believe there is a need for a full investigation) into an incident on Stagecoach Supertram last month. In this incident a passenger was injured after … Continue reading

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Extra works in Area 2 sees a delay to reopening of Blue line

Passengers wishing to travel from Birley Lane to Halfway on Stagecoach Supertram’s Blue route will have to wait a couple of days longer with additional finishing works on the rail replacement project causing a slight delay to the reopening. Services … Continue reading

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New pay deal agreed on Supertram

Proposed strikes later this month on Stagecoach Supertram have been suspended after a new pay deal was put on the table after discussions with Unite the union. This is a slightly improved offer from that which had previously been rejected … Continue reading

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Details of next rail replacement area in Sheffield announced

With works on Area 2 of the 2018 rail replacement in Sheffield continuing at a pace details have now been released about Area 3 – a much smaller area and for a shorter period. This time round it will just … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: South Yorkshire Supertram 15

As we continue our archival photographic series we are once again in South Yorkshire for a image taken towards the start of operations on Supertram.

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In Pictures: Supertram 119 receives a relivery

With fewer trams currently required for service as a result of the rail replacement works the chance is being taken to give the tram fleet some TLC including 119 which has seen its standard fleet livery reapplied giving a much … Continue reading

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In Pictures: More on Tram-Train daylight testing

As we reported earlier in the week Tram-Train daylight testing has now got underway along the Network Rail line to Rotherham as preparations step up a pace for the start of the pilot service sometime later this year. 399 202 … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Supertram rail replacement works continue

The latest phase of rail replacement works on the Stagecoach Supertram network are currently on Birley Lane with the worksite being just below Birley Lane tramstop. This area – the second area of give to be treated in 2018 – … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Daylight testing starts to Rotherham

Ever so slightly we are edging towards the start of the pilot Tram-Train service in the UK which will run between Sheffield and Rotherham. The latest milestone (how many times have we used that word recently!) in the project has … Continue reading

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Strike starts in Sheffield after revised pay offer refused

A severely reduced service has run on Stagecoach Supertram on Monday 9th July with the first of a series of days of strike action taking place over the latest pay offer to drivers and conductors. Showing their usual disregard for … Continue reading

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