Picture in Time: Stagecoach Supertram 114

We head to Sheffield for today’s Picture in Time image as we feature one of the South Yorkshire Supertram’s Duewag built trams in action – 114.

114 is one of the 25 strong fleet of trams built by Duewag in Dusseldorf, Germany in 1993-94 arriving in South Yorkshire in time for the opening of the first of the network’s lines in 1994. Originally numbered 14 like all members of the fleet it received the extra 1 following the award of the contract to operate the network to Stagecoach.

In this view we can see 114 carrying the revised original Stagecoach livery (including the dark blue stripe below the doors) as the tram approaches Park Square Junction coming off the line to Sheffield Station. The tram is working on the Blue route to Malin Bridge when it was caught in camera in 2003. Today this view has changed with the refurbishment of the flats behind the tram.

Photograph by Nigel Pennick

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1 Response to Picture in Time: Stagecoach Supertram 114

  1. John Gilbert says:

    With regard to the tram-train extension to Rotherham, I suppose this will be the slowest ever extension? Even compared with Edinburgh? Do we care? Is it typical of we British? Could it EVER be done more quickly. Does anyone bother to try it? But what an awful advertisement to foreigners both the public and business organisations. I do feel that a yearly prize should be instituted wherein the slowest such engineering scheme receives recognition. (And what a long queue there would be – a slow one of course.) Yes, pessimistic I know. But with reason.

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