Trams delayed after flash floods in parts of Sheffield

Flooding on Leppings Lane. Photo: Donna Thorpe
Flooding on Leppings Lane. Photo: Donna Thorpe
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Trams are delayed this evening after flash flooding in parts of Sheffield - while one tram was withdrawn due to ‘excess vomit’.

Stagecoach Supertram has announced that the 5.45pm Yellow route departure from Middlewood has been delayed to to flooding on Middlewood Road.

A spokesman tweeted: “The service to Middlewood may be further disrupted.”

UPDATE: Yellow route services had been diverted to Malin Bridge due to ‘continuing heavy downpours’, but as of 6.30pm trams are running through Middlewood again - but delays are still expected.

There is also flooding in Elm Lane, near Longley Park, with the road impassable as of 6.40pm.

Stagecoach Bus has also Tweeted to announce that there could be delays to bus services this evening due to standing water, if rain continues.

Flooding in Middlewood. Photo: Donna Thorpe

Flooding in Middlewood. Photo: Donna Thorpe

At about 5pm, A tram was put out of service and returned to the depot from Meadowhall in order to clean up a ‘large amount of vomit’ from its inside.

Supertram tweeted: “The 1713 departure from Meadowhall to Middlewood has been cancelled due to the tram being withdrawn because of excessive vomit on the tram.”

If you have been affected by flooding, tweet @sheffieldstar or email