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South Yorkshire welcomes UK’s first Tram Train

Industry news  •  11 December 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Transport Minister Andrew Jones has unveiled the UK’s first Tram Train due for service on South Yorkshire’s Supertram network between Sheffield and Rotherham.

Sheffield’s Supertram services back on track

Industry news  •  25 August 2015  •  Victoria White

Sheffield’s Supertram network has returned to normal following the completion of engineering work to replace worn out sections of the track…

Supertram managers to get on board during National Customer Service Week

Industry news, News  •  28 September 2012  •  Stagecoach

A chance for Supertram passengers to ask managers about services…

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.