Rail accident investigators carry out probe into second Sheffield tram crash in five weeks

Rail accident specialists have confirmed they are investigating a second tram crash at the same junction in the space of just five weeks.

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) said it had received a report following the collision between a tram and a car at junction of Staniforth Road and Woodbourn Road on Friday afternoon.

Police at the scene of the collision on Friday. Picture Dan Hayes / The Star.

Police at the scene of the collision on Friday. Picture Dan Hayes / The Star.

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One person was taken to hospital following the crash which came just five weeks after a tram-train vehicle was involved in a collision with a lorry at the same junction on the day the £75 million scheme launched.

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In a statement, the RAIB said it was ‘making initial enquiries’.

Staniforth Road remains closed heading towards Darnall while works are carried out.

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The Star asked Stagecoach Supertram for an interview but was told no-one from the firm was available.