Sheffield to Rotherham tram-trains suspended after damage to power lines

Tram-trains between Sheffield and Rotherham have been suspended after overhead power lines were damaged.

Tuesday, 19th November 2019, 5:01 pm

Stagecoach Supertram announced at 3.30pm that the service had been suspended.

Passengers have been advised they can use their tickets on buses and Northern trains between Rotherham and Meadowhall.

Stagecoach Supertram said: “Tram Train services are currently suspended due to damage to the overhead power lines on the railway.

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“Tickets can be used on First X1/X78 between Meadowhall & Rotherham, Stagecoach 8, 8a, 9, 218, 218a, 221 to/from Parkgate and Northern services between Rotherham and Meadowhall.”

It is not known at this stage what caused the damage or how long the service is likely to remain out of action for. The Star has contacted the operator and is waiting for a response.

The tram-train service had only resumed on Saturday after a lengthy closure due to heavy rainfall which left the line flooded at Rotherham Parkgate.