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Sheffield: From Tram to Tram-Train
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Sheffield: From Tram to Tram-Train

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When the Sheffield Supertram system opened in 1994 it was one of the first modern tramway networks to be built in the UK. In the years since it has become an established part of the Sheffield landscape and plays an important part in meeting the transport needs of the city and the surrounding area. Around 12 million journeys are made on the Supertram system every year. Many extensions to the network have been considered, but in 2018 Supertram broke new ground with the opening of a new line to Rotherham Central and the Parkgate Retail Centre — the UK's first tram-train route. This book tells the story of Sheffield's pioneering light rail systems. It begins with a brief look back at Sheffield's original tramway that closed in 1960, including details of all first-generation Sheffield trams that survive in preservation. It then looks at the Supertram project, from planning and design to construction and operation, before going on to examine the Rotherham tram-train project. Using original documentation and publicity material, together with maps and many previously unpublished photographs, Tram to Tram-Train describes in detail both the original Siemens tram fleet and the new Stadler tram-trains, the infrastructure and how the network operates. Also covered are the various extensions that have been proposed over the years, and the book concludes with a look at the

Softback, 128 pages, black & white and colour photographs

ISBN: 9781909431768

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Updated: 1 June 2020