SK4394 : Citylink Tram-Train 399 206 at Rotherham Parkgate tram stop, Rotherham

taken 3 months ago, near to Rotherham, Great Britain

Citylink Tram-Train 399 206 at Rotherham Parkgate tram stop, Rotherham
Citylink Tram-Train 399 206 at Rotherham Parkgate tram stop, Rotherham
The pilot tram-train service from Sheffield Cathedral tram stop to Rotherham Parkgate opened in late October 2018 after years of delay and the usual cost over-runs. It is a pilot because the results are supposed to provide guidance for further tram-train projects elsewhere in the UK. That is the theory although the Welsh Assembly are already pressing ahead with a tram-train scheme for Cardiff & the South Wales Valleys without waiting to see what happens on this pilot. That's not surprising because tram-trains have been successfully running in Germany and France for many years but the UK Government Department of Transport often wants to re-invent the wheel, usually at enormous expense.

The tram-train is one of a small batch built by Vossloh/Stadler in Valencia, Spain in 2015/16. It is operated by Stagecoach as part of the Sheffield Supertram system. The route changes from railway track to tram track near Meadowhall and the tram-train service terminates at Cathedral stop in Sheffield's city centre.
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Sunday, 12 May, 2019   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 7 July, 2019
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Suburb, Urban fringe  Railways 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 437 942 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:26.5713N 1:20.6048W
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