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Author Topic: City tram-trains trial unveiled in South Yorkshire - Rotherham / Sheffield  (Read 14962 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 ...

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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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