Contract notice: supply of rail for supertram
rail replacement phase 2.
The Stagecoach Supertram
, Sheffield's iconic light rail system, is easy to hop aboard, as are the buses, while there are frequent trains to London and the north.
This is the town that thought it was going to be a vital part of a Supertram
scheme - but it didn't happen.
e centre also bene"ts from 12,000 free car parking spaces and has its own public transport interchange for local and regional bus, train and Supertram
But the trial never got off the ground and was replaced in May 2012 with a 58 million [pounds sterling] pilot that will see tram-trains operating on Sheffield's Supertram
system and using 150m of new track to access Network Rail metals, on which they will run into Rotherham.
2 million Network: Two routes, 60 stops Track: 47 miles of track Passengers: 37 million a year Future: no current plans GTR MANCHESTER METROLINK Launched: 1992 Population: 2 million Network: Eight routes and extensions Track: 45 miles Passengers: 26 million a year Future: 60 miles by 2016 SHEFFIELD SUPERTRAM
Launched: 1997 Population: 550,000 Network: Three routes, 18 stops Track: 15 miles Passengers: 14 million a year Future: Eight-mile tram-train link NOTTINGHAM EXPRESS TRANSIT Launched: 2004 Population: 675,000 Network: One route, 23 stops Track: Nine miles Passengers: 10 million a year Future: about to double in size MIDLAND METRO Launched: 1999 Population: 1.
This small step for the engineers and miners involved was a giant leap forward for the Tyneside supertram
system which today we accept as a normal part of everyday travel around Tyneside and even into Wearside.
Stagecoach also operates the Supertram
network in Sheffield.
scheme - Cleveland Advanced Transport - was shelved by Cleveland County Council after it became clear the scheme on Teesside would not be given funding by the Government.
Preenie It's just like Supertram
All-weather racing is a bit like Sheffield's tram system.
HMG Paints is celebrating its 80th anniversary, while across the Pennines the Sheffield Supertram
operator, for whom its supplies high performance refinishing paints, is marking half a century since the first generation of corporation trams made their final journeys through the city streets.
These included the Sheffield Supertram
which cost pounds 240m to build and the Tyne and Wear Metro, which cost pounds 360m.