All Sheffield Supertram articles

  • Nottingham trams
    Metro Report International

    English light rail networks get final tranche of Covid-19 funding

    2021-07-20T15:02:00Z

    UK: The government has announced £56m of funding to support the operation of Manchester Metrolink, Tyne Wear Metro, Sheffield Supertram, Nottingham Express Transit, West Midlands Metro and Blackpool Tramway services from July 20 to April 2022. The funding announced on July 16 is ...

  • Sheffield Supertram tram-train
    Metro Report International

    Supertram training programme developed as Semcon targets the rail market

    2021-02-09T05:00:00Z

    UK: Technical documentation and digital training specialist Semcon is to develop a training system which will enable technicians at Sheffield’s Supertram to learn about the Controller Area Network bus system used on the network’s fleet of Vossloh Citylink tram-trains. The CAN bus allows the onboard ...

  • A ‘learning hub’ has been launched to share information and experiences gained from the design, construction and operation of the UK’s first modern tram-train service.
    Metro Report International

    Tram-train project knowledge shared through learning hub

    2021-01-11T16:11:00Z

    UK: A ‘learning hub’ has been launched to share information and experiences gained from the design, construction and operation of the UK’s first modern tram-train service. After a prolonged development process, the pilot tram-train service linking Sheffield and Rotherham using the Supertram network and a Network ...

  • TSB maglev (1)
    Metro Report International

    Urban transport industry news round-up

    2020-08-26T05:00:00Z

    This week’s round-up of news from the urban transport sector

  • gb Manchester Metrolink Trafford Park (Tony Miles) (1)
    Metro Report International

    English light rail support extended

    2020-08-11T12:58:00Z

    UK: The government has allocated further financial support for five tram and light rail networks in England as part of a commitment to provide £256m for bus and tram services for between eight and 12 weeks. The funding announced on August 8 aims to enable operators ...

  • gb Manchester Metrolink Trafford Park (Tony Miles) (3)
    Metro Report International

    UK government aims to ‘permanently change’ transport use as tram and bus funding announced

    2020-05-27T09:30:00Z

    Source: Tony Miles UK: ‘We must plan our route to recovery’, said Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps at the government’s daily coronavirus briefing on May 23, when he announced £283m of funding ‘to ensure that more buses, trams and light rail networks return ...

  • gb Sheffield Supertram tram and tram-train (Tony Miles)
    Rail Business UK

    UK announces support for light rail during the pandemic

    2020-04-28T13:07:00Z

    UK: The Department for Transport has confirmed that a ‘multi-million pound’ package of emergency funding will be provided for light rail networks as part of measures aimed at keeping essential transport services running during the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement covers the light rail networks in Sheffield, ...

  • Sheffield Supertram tram-train
    Metro Report International

    Sheffield tram-train fleet taken out of service for inspection

    2019-12-16T15:24:00Z

    UK: Stagecoach Supertram tram train services between Sheffield and Rotherham were suspended on December 13, after manufacturer Stadler advised the operator that the seven Citylink tram-tram vehicles needed to be taken out of service for inspection. This followed what Supertram described as a ‘tram engineering issue‘. ...

  • An ‘ambitious’ Integrated Rail Plan for the Sheffield City Region has been published.
    Rail Business UK

    Sheffield City Region rail vision launched

    2019-07-24T14:36:31Z

    UK: An ‘ambitious’ Integrated Rail Plan for the Sheffield City Region was launched by Mayor Dan Jarvis on July 18. The plan was produced by the region’s local authorities supported by organisations including Transport for the North. The proposals include a Barnsley Dearne Valley station in Goldthorpe on the ...

  • Transport for London has awarded Engineering Support Group Ltd a contract to supply a Physical Prevention of Over-Speeding automatic braking system for the Croydon tram network.
    Metro Report International

    UK tram operators study automatic braking systems

    2019-01-15T12:26:59Z

    UK: British tramway operators have told Metro Report International they are taking a close interest in Transport for London’s deployment of an automatic tram braking system, and are working through light rail industry body UK Tram to assess whether similar technology would be suitable for use on the country’s ...

  • On October 25 Sheffield Supertram inaugurated tram-train services running over Network Rail tracks to Rotherham.
    News

    Tram-train service to Rotherham launched

    2018-10-25T11:40:00Z

    UK: Passengers aboard the 10.35 departure from Rotherham Parkgate on October 25 made history as they rode the first tram-train in revenue service in the UK. Opening of the Sheffield – Rotherham tram-train route marks the culmination of a pilot programme more than a decade in ...

  • Tram-train services from Sheffield to Rotherham are to be launched on October 25 (Photo: Tony Miles).
    News

    Rotherham tram-train to launch this month

    2018-10-04T15:54:09Z

    UK: Tram-train services from Sheffield to Rotherham are to be launched on October 25, operator Stagecoach Supertram, infrastructure manager Network Rail and the South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive announced on October 4. There will be three services an hour from Sheffield Cathedral to Rotherham Central station and Parkgate Retail ...

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    News

    Consultation opens on Sheffield Supertram’s future

    2018-09-24T15:07:20Z

    UK: South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive has launched a public consultation on the future of the Sheffield Supertram network. Running from September 24 to November 5, the consultation presents three options for the future of the network after Stagecoach Supertram’s operations and maintenance concession comes up for renewal in ...

  • A Stagecoach Supertram Vossloh Class 399 Tramlink tram-train has operated on the national rail network for the first time.
    News

    Sheffield tram-train runs onto Network Rail infrastructure

    2018-05-14T08:21:36Z

    UK: One of Stagecoach Supertram’s Vossloh Class 399 Tramlink tram-train vehicles operated on the national railway network for the first time during the early hours of May 10. Running under a possession, the tram left the Sheffield light network and ran over Network Rail infrastructure as far as the Magna ...

  • The entry of Sheffield's first Citylink tram-train vehicles into passenger service on September 14 was attended by Transport Minister Paul Maynard. (Photos: Tony Miles)
    News

    Sheffield tram-train enters service

    2017-09-15T09:18:52Z

    UK: The first of seven Class 399 Citylink vehicles being supplied for the Sheffield – Rotherham tram train project was launched into passenger service with a special run between Nunnery depot and Meadowhall on September 14. Invited guests included Transport Minister Paul Maynard and the CEO of Stadler Rail Valencia ...

  • Significant cost increases and delays to the UK’s pilot tram-train project are detailed in a report published by the National Audit Office.
    Metro Report International

    Tram-train pilot scheme infrastructure costs up 401%

    2017-07-05T08:28:41Z

    UK: Significant cost increases and delays to the UK’s pilot tram-train project are detailed in a report published by the National Audit Office on July 4. NAO found that while the Department for Transport and Network Rail have established new technical standards and shared the lessons learned with other tram-train ...

  • Work has begun on the Tinsley Chord connecting Sheffield Supertram with the main line network.
    Metro Report International

    Sheffield tram-train infrastructure work progresses

    2017-04-18T14:30:33Z

    UK: Work has started on the Tinsley Chord that will connect Sheffield Supertram with the main line network. The 400 m chord, which includes 160 m of new alignment, will enable tram-train services to run between Sheffield and Rotherham. The Tinsley Chord is located near Meadowhall, the terminus of ...

  • Class 399 tram-train vehicles have started testing on the tram network in Sheffield.
    News

    Tram-trains on test in Sheffield

    2017-04-05T14:01:10Z

    UK: Non-passenger-carrying tests of the Class 399 tram-train vehicles have started on the Supertram network in Sheffield. Driver training is due to begin shortly, with passenger services on the existing tram network now expected to begin in mid-2017. Testing on the national rail network is currently expected to start next ...

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    News

    First tram-train heads for Sheffield

    2015-11-20T16:44:00Z

    UK: The first of seven Citylink vehicles for the Sheffield – Rotherham tram-train pilot project left Vossloh España’s factory near Valencia on November 18. Expected to leave the port of Santander on November 23, it is due to arrive in Southampton on November 28 before making the final leg of ...

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    Sheffield – Rotherham tram-train service to start in 2017

    2015-06-19T15:38:00Z

    UK: The first of seven vehicles ordered in 2013 for the Sheffield – Rotherham tram-train pilot project is now nearing completion at Vossloh España’s plant near Valencia, and is due to arrive in the UK in November. South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive says the Vossloh vehicles will initially be ...