Category Archives: Stagecoach Supertram

Supertram launch Re-connect campaign

Stagecoach Supertram have launched a new campaign aiming to get people to use public transport again. “Re-connect” is using specially created artwork by local artist Luke Horton which is being affixed to tram windows in an attempt to encourage people … Continue reading

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More disruption for Supertram as overhead repairs still to be finished, Network Rail signalling problems and Police Van collision all contribute

We’re not sure how many mirrors Stagecoach Supertram have broken recently but it seems the bad luck keeps on coming with the past few days seeing more disruption – including the ongoing disruption on the Blue route to Halfway. In … Continue reading

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Still no trams to Halfway as Glossop Road issue fixed on Supertram whilst trams return to Fleetwood Ferry

Trams on Stagecoach Supertram can now run between Cathedral and Shalesmoor after the damage caused by a bus colliding with an overhead support pole was fixed but there is still no end in sight to thee overhead issues on the … Continue reading

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Split of final round of pandemic light rail support confirmed

Last month it was confirmed that bus and light rail operators in the UK would be sharing £150 million of additional funding – the last set of pandemic related funding to help services to continue whilst passenger numbers recover. At … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Problems on Supertram

The start of April has not exactly been the smoothest for Stagecoach Stagecoach Supertram as there has been major disruption to services with overhead problems in the Dontesk Way and Glossop Road areas causing issues. The Donetsk Way issue has … Continue reading

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Out and About: Trams in Sheffield

We are back with another edition of “Out and About” today as we visit Sheffield for photos of a couple of trams not in standard fleet livery.

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Overhead woes for Metrolink and Supertram

It seems that the past few days haven’t been the best for overhead line equiment on UK tramways as both Manchester Metrolink and Stagecoach Supertram have seen major disruption as a result of damage requiring significant repairs. Metrolink’s problems were … Continue reading

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Stagecoach Supertram Engineering Works this April

The next set of engineering work on Stagecoach Supertram are to take place this April. The Blue and Purple routes will see revised services in operation on both Sunday 3rd April and over the complete Easter Weekend: 15th to 18th … Continue reading

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Supertram 105 heads off for repairs

Stagecoach Supertram Siemens-Duewag constructed tram 105 has left Nunnery Depot for Scotland for repairs to take place to accident damage suffered on 23rd July 2021. The tram has been stored at the depot since that accident whilst decisions were made … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Broken down bus causes Supertram delays

Stagecoach Supertram services to Middlewood were temporarily suspended for around four hours on Friday 4th March after a bus broke down on Leppings Lane blocking the outbound line heading to Middewood.

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Increased service frequency on West Midlands Metro

The gradual increase of services on the West Midlands Metro has continued with trams now running up to every 10 minutes for the bulk of the day. This now means that six trams an hour will be running between Library … Continue reading

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Trams &: Stagecoach Supertram 110 & bus

We return to our series of photos showing trams alongside some other form of transport and today its a modern tram alongside a bus image – this time we are in Sheffield City Centre.

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Out and About: Trams pass at Hillsborough Corner

In this edition of “Out and About” we are off to Sheffield where we see a couple of trams passing going to and from Malin Bridge on the Blue route.

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More funding for the DfT for English regional light rail

English bus and light rail operators are to be awarded a further £150 million in funding as part of final phase of pandemic related financial support for the sector from the Department for Transport. This funding is due to last … Continue reading

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Supertram ticket prices to increase from 1st March

The cost of travel on Stagecoach Supertram is set to increase from Tuesday 1st March with the first rises in over two years caused by the increase in costs of operating the system. The increases have been kept to a … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Back to almost identical twins in Sheffield

Both of the trams on the Stagecoach Supertram network which advertise Pretty Little Thing.com are once again looking the same (almost!) after 118 followed 111 in receiving a very slightly revised advert for the company who have been advertising on … Continue reading

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Out and About: Driver Training in Sheffield

Today’s latest “Out and About” is heading to the Steel City as we feature the Stagecoach operated Supertram system once more.

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In Pictures: A slight change for 111’s Pretty Little Thing advert

Having carried advertising vinyls for Pretty Little Thing.com for almost four years (originally applied in April 2018), Stagecoach Supertram’s 111 has recently seen a slight change in its advert. At a quick glance you would be forgiven for not realising … Continue reading

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No Tram-Train service on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th February

Network Rail will be undertaking engineering works in the Rotherham area on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th February which means there will no Tram-Train service to Rotherham Central and Rotherham Parkgate with tram services only running from Cathedral to Meadowhall.

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Out and About: More from Sheffield

Its time for “Out and About” which in this edition is taking a look at the two classes of tram which run on the Stagecoach Supertram network.

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