Government considered scrapping Sheffield-Rotherham tram-train scheme

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Government considered scrapping Sheffield-Rotherham tram-train scheme A group of MPs has heard the government considered scrapping the Sheffield to Rotherham tram-train scheme because of spiralling costs. The UK’s first tram-train scheme would enable trams to run on existing train tracks … Continue reading

Tram train officially launched

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Transport Minister Paul Maynard MP witnessed the introduction of the first Citylink Tram Train into passenger service on the Supertram network in Sheffield. The innovative vehicles will eventually run as tram trains between Sheffield city centre and Parkgate via Meadowhall … Continue reading

Fresh doubt over £58 million Rotherham tram-train project

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FURTHER doubt has been cast over the long-awaited tram-train project through Rotherham after it emerged the would-be operator could pull out. South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) said it was working towards the assumption the £58 million project being operational … Continue reading

Stagecoach could walk away from delayed tram-train project

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Would-be operators, Stagecoach could terminate its involvement in the delayed Sheffield-Rotherham tram-train project, Rothbiz has learnt. The £60m pilot project, first mentioned in 2009, will see vehicles running on both rail and tram networks, using the freight route from Rotherham … Continue reading