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Two Sheffield tram services still suspended over hole

Work on the damaged tram tracks

Work on the damaged tram tracks

  • by Ellen Beardmore
 

Two tram services in Sheffield remain suspended today as engineers continue to investigate a three-metre hole that opened up next to the track.

The hole was discovered on an embankment on top of Park Square roundabout on Saturday afternoon.

It contains a pole with electrical wires, led to the trams being suspended because of safety concerns.

Investigations are being carried out into what caused the hole to appear.

A spokesman for South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive and Sheffield Supertram said: “Due to ongoing work to investigate the cause of a three metre hole in the ground near to the tram network, blue and purple tram route services will continue to be suspended between the station and the city centre until further notice.

“Existing arrangements will remain in place for passengers.”

Preparations have been on the site to repair the hole.

Readers online joked that Sheffield’s famous ‘hole in the road’ was returning.

Joelene Hudson said: “Is the hole in the road making a comeback?”

Steven Smith added: “I knew it would return one day , please dig it out and we will have our heritage back.”

 

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