Hospitals and city outskirts are top of Sheffielders' Supertram wishlist

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Sheffield people want to see new Supertram routes to the city's outskirts and hospitals.

The calls come as the South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive, or SYPTE, is gathering public views ahead of a bid for Government funding.

A total of 31 per cent of the 2,000 Star readers who voted in our online poll were keen to see the Supertram extended to Oughtibridge and Stocksbridge.

Sixteen per cent wanted to see it go to the Northern General Hospital, while 12 per cent voted for Killamarsh in the south east and 11 per cent Ecclesall and Dore in the south west.

Five per cent of readers wanted to see the tram go to Barnsley.

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Cath Fletcher was one of those calling for a Stocksbridge route. She said: "We have one bus passing through Oughtibridge and since the floods it bypasses a lot of the village. If we get snow that bus is off.

"I think we need more transport links."

Carla Dudhill wanted tram stops in Shiregreen, Ecclesfield, Parson Cross and Wincobank. She said: "We don't seem to have anything in our area - we have to walk all the way to Meadowhall if we want a tram.

"The rest of town and the other end get everything, so why not put this in the north of the city."

And Kelly Waddington said: "It's all ways baffled me why it's never gone to any of the hospitals."

The SYPTE wants to know where people would like Supertram routes to be built, how the network could be improved and how services could fit with other forms of transport

The consultation runs until October 30, after which options will be put forward for a second round of consultation. SYPTE will then bid for Government funding.

SYPTE executive director Stephen Edwards said it was a chance for the public, businesses and industry to have their say on 'how Supertram can best connect people to jobs, education and leisure beyond 2024'.

He added: "Feedback will inform our investment strategy for the existing Supertram network, to create solid foundations for further service and infrastructure development, as well as helping us to understand how extensions to Supertram and Tram Train options could support a growing and successful economy.

"We’re encouraging everyone to share their views, and tell us how this important mode of transport can contribute to a sustainable, healthy city region for the next thirty years.”

Have your say at or collect a form from Sheffield Interchange.

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