Stagecoach to investigate after Sheffield Supertram derailment

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Supertram operator Stagecoach have apologised after a tram derailed in Sheffield this morning and say an investigation has been launched into what caused it.

The tram, which was not in service at the time, left the tracks near the Nunnery depot at around 7am this morning.

Services between the city centre and Woodbourn Road were affected until around 10am, with replacement buses provided while the tram was recovered.

A spokeswoman for Supertram said: “Tram services were disrupted this morning following an operational incident which involved a minor derailment of a tram near the Nunnery depot at around 7am. The tram was not in service at the time and there were no passengers on board. The vehicle was travelling at low speed and remained upright at all times.

“As a result of the incident, tram services were not able to operate on the section of track between the City Centre and Woodbourn Road.

“The line was re-opened at around 10am and services will now return to normal. We would like to apologise to customers for any delays this may have caused to their journeys this morning. Safety is our absolute priority and we will carry out a full investigation into this incident.”