Tram-train will benefit Rotherham

The innovative Sheffield-Rotherham tram-train service that is years late and significantly over-budget will benefit Rotherham town centre and the borough, so say Council regeneration bosses.

First mentioned in 2009, the project will see vehicles running on both rail and tram networks, using the freight route from Rotherham and then joining the Sheffield Supertram network at Meadowhall South. Services will run from Sheffield Cathedral through to Parkgate Shopping.

The Council expects that the improved connectivity from next year will support the local economy and the new leisure and housing developments proposed for the town centre.

Read on…

5 thoughts on “Tram-train will benefit Rotherham

  1. Well it is needed of course to service all those shoppers, as retail commerce in Rotherham is now tearing away from its neighbouring authorities, winning awards for ‘best high street’, bursting at the seems as a result of its dynamite independent retailer quarter near the town hall.

    If this upwards trajectory continues even new-look may come back.


  2. ‘Services will run from Sheffield Cathedral through to Parkgate Shopping.’ and
    ‘The Council expects that the improved connectivity……………….’
    Tram train directly to Parkgate Retail Centre and RMBC ‘expect’ a miraculous rejuvenation of the town centre.

    Is this part of the New and Improved ‘Fresh Start’ Chris Read and his cronies harp on about?
    Where do they find these people and even worse, who writes their scripts??


  3. More Bulls*it from RMBC. If this is the best they can come up with. I can not wait for the final hand over, when their Guardians leave, who`s going to vet their press releases then ?.


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