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Transport Minister opens new Metrolink depot

Industry news  •  15 July 2010  •  Greater Manchester Integrated Transport Authority

Transport Minister Norman Baker met Greater Manchester’s transport leaders today to open the newly-extended Metrolink tram depot at Queen’s Road…

Recent refreshment for Sheffield Supertram allows for continued success

Issue 2 2009, Past issues  •  30 April 2009  •  Andy Morris, Managing Director, Stagecoach Supertram

From 1991 to 1995, there was major construction work on the streets of Sheffield to create Britain’s state-of-the-art public transport system. This system mirrors the high quality modern tramways found in Europe and the United States, which provide an attractive alternative to the use of the car in city centres and inner city areas.

Historically, Sheffield had a comprehensive tramway system that was abolished in 1960 when society perceived that future travel lay with the car. However, by the 1970s, a major land use transportation study of the Sheffield conurbation recommended that thought should be given to a comfortable, accessible and environmentally friendly form of public transport, which would persuade people out of their cars.