Whilst Storm Dennis on the whole didn’t cause as many issues for tramways across the UK as its predecessor (Storm Ciara), Stagecoach Supertram have again suffered from high water levels with no trams able to run beyond Tinsley/Meadowhall South.
As last year the main issue is with the River Don which flows under the tramway just after the Tinsley/Meadowhall South stop with the level of this once again very close to the bottom of the bridge. As a result the decision was made during Sunday 16th February to suspend all services to Meadowhall Interchange. Tram-train services had already been suspended because of flooding at Rotherham.
All Yellow route services have only been running from Middlewood to Tinsley/Meadowhall South with the Meadowhall bound platform only being served at Tinsley, Carbrook and Valley Centertainment. Single line working is in place in this section to allow as a normal service as possible. There are no Tram-Train services operating.
Current estimates suggest that the service changes will “continue into Tuesday 18th February”.