Tracks being repaired following Sheffield to Rotherham tram-train crash

Engineers are repairing Sheffield Supertram tracks following a crash between a lorry and a tram-train.

Stagecoach, which operates the system, said it hoped to resume all routes later today following the works.

The scene of the accident. Picture: Sam Cooper / The Star.

The scene of the accident. Picture: Sam Cooper / The Star.

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A lorry was in collision with a tram-train at the junction of Staniforth Road and Woodbourn Road at around 3.30pm on Wednesday – the day the service launched.

In a statement, Stagecoach said: “Following the removal of the Supertram vehicle yesterday, a full assessment of the track has been carried out and engineers are working to repair a small piece of track that is damaged. Following this work it is hoped that services on all routes will resume later today.

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“In the meantime Yellow services between are Cricket Inn Rd and Meadowhall and all Tram Train services remain suspended.

“Tickets are being accepted on Stagecoach/First buses and Northern Trains from Rotherham/Meadowhall.

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“We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.”