Stagecoach Supertram’s Siemens-Duewag tram 105 has been derailed close to the stop at Hyde Park on the Yellow route after colliding with a lorry. The tram was heading away from the city with a Yellow route service to Meadowhall when the accident happened.
In a similar incident to that seen back in 2018 when a lorry hit a Citylink tram a little further along the line on the first day of Tram-Train services the force of the collision between the lorry and tram caused the front section of the tram to be pushed off the rails.
The tram was just crossing Bernard Road – a signalled road junction – when it was hit by the lorry. The lorry was owned by Bradwell Skips and Police have confirmed that a 60 year old man from Sheffield has been reported for failing to stop at a traffic signal, driving without due care and attention and driving with an insecure load.
A woman in her 20s was taken to hospital with minor injuries while a number of passengers on board the tram were treated at the scene for their injuries.
As a result of the accident Yellow route services are running in two halves: Meadowhall to Woodbourn Road and Sheffield Station to Middlewood (giving the rare sight of Yellow route trams at Sheffield Station). The Tram-Train service was operating from Rotherham Parkgate to Woodbourn Road.
The accident happened at approximately 1215 and services resumed from shortly before 1730 after investigations and a rescue of the tram took place.
Our thoughts are with those involved in the accident.