Trams to Meadowhall cancelled after collision in Sheffield

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Trams to Meadowhall are cancelled this morning following a collision in Sheffield yesterday afternoon.

A lorry and one of Sheffield’s brand new tram trains, which only started operating yesterday, were involved in a collision a the junction of Woodbourn Road and Staniforth Road, Darnall, at 3.20pm.

A tram train was involved in a collision with a lorry yesterday afternoon (pic: @SheffieldEyes)

A tram train was involved in a collision with a lorry yesterday afternoon (pic: @SheffieldEyes)

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Dozens of passengers were using the tram-train at the time of the collision, with the new service between Sheffield and Parkgate in Rotherham only launched yesterday morning.

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The tram trains pilot project was originally due to launch in 2015 and has cost around £75 million – £60 million more than originally estimated.

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Tram train services are suspended today and Stagecoach Supertram said trams are not running between Cricket Inn Rd and Meadowhall.

An investigation is underway after a tram train was involved in a collision with a lorry

An investigation is underway after a tram train was involved in a collision with a lorry

Tickets can be used on Stagecoach buses from the city centre to Meadowhall. 

An investigation into the collision is underway.