Category Archives: Stagecoach Supertram

A trio of wins for Manx Electric Railway in Tram of the Year!

To be fair it was always likely to be a case of how big the win would be in the British Trams Online Tram of the Year 2018 and so it turned out with the Manx Electric Railway winning three … Continue reading

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RAIB get involved over lorry/car v tram-train incidents

Although initially saying that there were no lessons to be learnt following the collision between a lorry and a tram-train on the opening day of services to Rotherham Parkgate back in October the RAIB have now written to Sheffield City … Continue reading

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Reduced Tram-Train service on Sundays

Tram-Train services between Cathedral and Rotherham Parkgate will run to a reduced timetable for four consecutive Sundays from 13th January to allow for Network Rail engineering works. For most of the day only two services an hour will run (instead … Continue reading

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Man to appear in court over first Tram-Train collision

A 60 year old man has been charged for driving without due care and attention and for contravening a red light following the collision between a lorry and a tram-train on the first day of the service to Rotherham Parkgate … Continue reading

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Christmas and New Year services 2018/19

The Turkey gets boring, you’re fed up with yet more repeats on the television and being confined to barracks with the family is starting to get a bit irritating – but what are you going to do? How about going … Continue reading

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Support remains strong for retention of Supertram

Earlier this year we reported a new consultation looking into the future of Supertram which was asking local residents and businesses whether they supported the overall retention of the network. The background to this was the major investment needing in … Continue reading

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All day tickets on Supertram to increase from January

The latest tramway to confirm fare rises from January is Stagecoach Supertram although in this case the majority of fares are unaffected with mainly TravelMaster tickets – allowing travel across the South Yorkshire region – going up although the Tram … Continue reading

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In Pictures: The new 399 202 enters service

They say a week is a long time in politics, well it seems that a day is a long time on tramways as no sooner had we reported about the creation of an all new Citylink tram-train in Sheffield than … Continue reading

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In Pictures: When two becomes one

Over the years Stagecoach Supertram seems to have been affected by accident damaged trams more than many other systems to the extent that there are currently four Siemens-Duewag trams running in mixed formations with sections made from other trams. And … Continue reading

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New Supertram DVD out now!

In case you haven’t completed your Christmas shopping for that tram enthusiast in your life just yet another new DVD is out now, this time (mainly) on the Stagecoach Supertram system in Sheffield. The latest offering from Bob Hodges Transport … Continue reading

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Another collision between Tram-Train and road vehicle in Sheffield

Stagecoach Supertram services to Meadowhall and on the Tram-Train service to Rotherham Parkgate have been suspended after a second major collision between a Tram-Train and road vehicle – this comes just five weeks after the first. The collision happened at … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: South Yorkshire Supertram Nunnery Depot

The final edition of Picture in Time for 2018 sees us heading to South Yorkshire once more for an image taken in the formative days of the system of Nunnery Depot.

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In Pictures: 399 206 joins the Tram Train fleet

As we’ve covered previously the fleet of seven Citylink Tram-Trains now in service on Supertram are split into two sub-fleets: the Tram-Train fleet and the conventional system fleet. The plan is that four trams will have the Tram-Train wheel profile … Continue reading

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In Video: Sheffield Tram-Train service launches

As a companion to our Photo Gallery added this week on the start of the Tram-Train pilot between Sheffield and Rotherham we also bring you links to several videos from the start of operations showing this new service in action … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

Another double helping of Photo Galleries for you this week with coverage of two more significant events in the UK:

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More engineering works for Supertram

Friday 2nd November will see further engineering works being undertaken on Stagecoach Supertram which will cause a change to services on the Blue and Purple routes. The affected area will be between Sheffield Station and Gleadless Townend with no trams … Continue reading

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In Pictures: New Sheffield College adverts for Supertram 110

For the second year in a row Stagecoach Supertram 110 has received branding for Sheffield College publicising their forthcoming open days. Carrying limited window vinyls and above window stickers the tram looks set to carry these adverts until at least … Continue reading

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Tram-Train service launches before collision leads to temporary suspension

When a much delayed and over budget project finally launches you hope for a smooth start to show everyone that it has been worth waiting for – unfortunately for the UK’s Tram-Train pilot between Sheffield and Rotherham that isn’t what … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Sneak peek of new destinations for Tram-Train service

With the shadow running for the full introduction of the Tram-Train service between Sheffield and Rotherham continuing ahead of the start of services on Thursday 25th October a sneak peek has been seen on the destinations – including the route … Continue reading

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Timetable and fares announced for Tram-Train service

Passengers will be able to travel between Sheffield City Centre and Rotherham in under 30 minutes when the new Tram-Train service launches on Thursday 25th October. Three services an hour will run between 0527 and 2127 each weekday, although as … Continue reading

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