Category Archives: Stagecoach Supertram

Damning report released into tram-train pilot

It has been delayed, it is well over budget and now the tram-train pilot – which will eventually run between Sheffield and Rotherham – has been heavily criticised by the Public Accounts Committee. As well as being very critical of … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 110 fails on Supertram

On Friday 8th December Stagecoach Supertram 110 failed at Bamforth Street and with a repair not able to be completed on the scene 115 was coupled to the errant tram and pushed it through to Malin Bridge. The fault was … Continue reading

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In Pictures: More Train-Tram construction work progress

2017 was the year that it was hoped that the tram-train pilot between Sheffield and Rotherham would have been up and running but delays in the project have meant that hasn’t been possible. With 2018 now set as the completion … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Citylinks carry on with training

Although the Citylink tram-trains have now entered service in Sheffield, with examples now having run on the Purple, Blue and Yellow routes, there is still some training on going to bring more drivers up to standard on the new order … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Citylinks spread their wheels

Since their introduction into service the Citylink tram-trains now operating on the conventional Stagecoach Supertram network have been mainly confined to the Purple route – aside from a few “service extras” – but that has now changed as from Thursday … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We bring you one further Photo Gallery this week with Stagecoach Supertram the feature:

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Picture in Time: South Yorkshire Supertram 10

We have more early images from the South Yorkshire Supertram system for you in this instalment of Picture in Time. These photos date from 1994 and show no. 10 in service.

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In Pictures: Latest construction shots of Tram-Train pilot

The major construction project to ensure that Tram-Train services will be able to run between Stagecoach Supertram and national rail tracks to Rotherham Central and Parkgate is continuing at its own pace with most attention currently being concentrated on Rotherham … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Citylink changeover

Since the Citylink tram-trains started running regularly in passenger service – with the Purple route still where you are most likely to see one in operation – the first of the class, 399 201, has seen very little use. This … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Supertram gets its poppies

Poppies are starting to appear on the cab ends of trams on Stagecoach Supertram as part of the Royal British Legion’s annual Poppy Appeal. Each year in the lead up to Remembrance Sunday many UK tramways so adorn their trams … Continue reading

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Service cuts on the way for Supertram

A new timetable is to be introduced on Stagecoach Supertram from Sunday 28th January 2018 but instead of the usual service enhancement you expect from a new timetable this will see fewer trams run each hour off-peak on the Blue … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Citylink tram-trains in service

The Citylink tram-trains are now starting to see regular use on the standard Stagecoach Supertram system with the Purple route often being operated by these vehicles. In this “In Pictures” article we take a look at two of the Citylink … Continue reading

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In Pictures: More progress on Sheffield Tram-Train project

Another pictorial update from South Yorkshire as work continues on construction for the Tram-Train pilot which will eventually link the Stagecoach Supertram network with the UK national rail network; hopefully starting a new era in public transport in this country. … Continue reading

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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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