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Author Topic: City tram-trains trial unveiled in South Yorkshire - Rotherham / Sheffield  (Read 17528 times)
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« Reply #45 on: September 17, 2017, 11:37:10 am »

Sheffield to Rotherham trains run three times each hour - 2 services to Doncaster at half hourly interval, and 1 train per hour stopping service to Leeds. Journey time 12 to 13 minutes. Sheffield Supertram takes closer to 20 minutes from Meadowhall to Sheffield City Centre (Cathedral) so the tram ride from Rotherham is likely to take 25 or even 30 minutes, and frequency isn't going to be better than every 20 minutes.

Trains and trams are likely to serve different markets as Sheffield Midland Station is an uphill 10 minute walk to the shops and the tram stops are a bit of a walk to the railway station for onward train journeys. Hallam University and Grenville College are nearer to the Midland Station.
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« Reply #46 on: May 14, 2018, 07:59:13 pm »

Don't pull the cork on the shampoo just yet. This doesn't mean that the first tram-train has run from Sheffield to Rotherham, but that ...

Progress being made ...

From Metro Report International

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One of Stagecoach Supertramís 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 science park on the outskirts of Rotherham.

This followed the completion on April 21-22 of work to install 750 V DC overhead electrification on the Tinsley Chord, a short section of track which has been built to link the tram network with a Network Rail freight line. The chord was handed over to Supertram on May 8.

Further trial runs on the Network Rail section of the line to Rotherham in the early hours of May 11 included the use of a DB Cargo Class 66 locomotive to test recovery procedures.
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« Reply #47 on: May 14, 2018, 10:19:27 pm »

Good news, and not before time!
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« Reply #48 on: October 18, 2018, 05:19:04 am »

From my mailbox this morning - a suggestion that the Tram Train be used on the Portishead line.   There is more meat on the bones of that suggestion; looks like it will get a study.   Good or bad idea?  Could you (dear reader) be more positive if it attacks funding from beyond the West of England and / or shares Sheffield technology to help make it affordable?
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« Reply #49 on: October 24, 2018, 07:34:49 pm »

Passenger services start tomorrow - http://www.britishtramsonline.co.uk/news/?p=24289 . How long behind that will Portishead be?
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« Reply #50 on: October 25, 2018, 04:55:40 pm »

Oh dear, not a good start:
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/breaking-sheffield-tram-crash-major-13479119

https://www.thestar.co.uk/news/sheffield-news-live-major-incident-declared-as-tram-crashes-with-lorry-and-derails-stretch-of-m1-near-sheffield-shut-following-major-four-vehicle-crash-1-9412673
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« Reply #51 on: October 25, 2018, 05:09:12 pm »


Not a tram-train (or Super Tram Train as the reports have it), which would be lost if going down the Staniforth Road.
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« Reply #52 on: October 25, 2018, 05:56:31 pm »


The news feed does say, later on, that it was a new tram-train - if so, we'll have to see why it was running that service.
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« Reply #53 on: October 25, 2018, 06:02:17 pm »

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-45976460

Sheffield-Rotherham tram-train crashes after being hit by lorry


There does appear to be a knowledgeable witness:

"Steve Barber, 63, from Nottingham, who is vice-president of the Light Transit Association, was travelling on the new tram-train when the crash happened."


I don't know the area, but the BBC says this about the tram train route:"The tram-trains will travel on the Supertram network from Sheffield Cathedral to Meadowhall South before proceeding over a new section of track linking the tram line to the rail track called Tinsley Chord."

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« Reply #54 on: October 25, 2018, 06:05:16 pm »

Well according to other places it was Tram-Train unit 399204:
http://www.britishtramsonline.co.uk/news/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/1.204-sc-550x412.jpg
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« Reply #55 on: October 25, 2018, 06:10:16 pm »


Not a tram-train (or Super Tram Train as the reports have it), which would be lost if going down the Staniforth Road.

The news feed does say, later on, that it was a new tram-train - if so, we'll have to see why it was running that service.

Why would it not be?

The tram-train service to Rotherham crosses Staniforth Road between the Woodbourn Road and Attercliffe tram stops.

Vehicle number was 399 204. One of the Vossloh/Stadler tram-trains.
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« Reply #56 on: October 25, 2018, 06:11:17 pm »

I don't know the area, but the BBC says this about the tram train route:"The tram-trains will travel on the Supertram network from Sheffield Cathedral to Meadowhall South before proceeding over a new section of track linking the tram line to the rail track called Tinsley Chord."

Well, neither do I - but I can now see that it was where the tram route on Woodbourn Road crosses Stanifirth Road, which does explain it.
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« Reply #57 on: October 25, 2018, 09:06:22 pm »

http://www.railtechnologymagazine.com/Rail-News/uks-first-ever-tram-train-launches-in-yorkshire-

Quote from: Jo Johnson, Minister for Transport
I think the eyes of certainly many rail enthusiasts and many other local authorities and areas around the country will be on us today.

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« Reply #58 on: October 25, 2018, 10:11:55 pm »

http://www.railtechnologymagazine.com/Rail-News/uks-first-ever-tram-train-launches-in-yorkshire-

Quote from: Jo Johnson, Minister for Transport
I think the eyes of certainly many rail enthusiasts and many other local authorities and areas around the country will be on us today.

Who'd be a prophet, eh?
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« Reply #59 on: October 26, 2018, 10:43:52 am »

The tram-train units are also being used in "normal" services within the Sheffield network. This may be relevant in this incident.
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