Apology for tram problem

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Travel bosses have apologised to passengers delayed by a broken-down tram in Sheffield.

A tram broke down between Beighton Drakehouse and Halfway on Tuesday morning, causing several hours of disruption.

The problem is believed to have occurred during a driver training exercise that took place before trams started running in the morning.

Services between the two locations had to be postponed for several hours as a result of the incident.

A spokesperson for Sheffield Supertram said: “As a result of an operating incident in the early hours of this morning involving an out of service tram, trams were unable to run between Beighton Drakehouse and Halfway during the early part of the morning.

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused to our passengers.”

Services were back running as normal from 9.30am after the line was cleared.

Affected passengers on the blue route were advised to use buses to get into town while the incident was being dealt with.