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    Tram Train

    Passengers in South Yorkshire are the first in the country to benefit from pioneering Tram Trains that will provide a direct service from Sheffield city centre to Rotherham Central and Parkgate, travelling on street tramlines and the national rail network. 

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    Tram Train launch

    The UK's first Tram Train welcomed its first passengers on board on Thursday 25 October as part of the launch event from Sheffield Cathedral tram stop to Rotherham Parkgate.

    Click on the pictures below to see some of our favourite photos from the Tram Train launch day.

    Tram Train Launch day  - Velvet the Guide Dog
    Tram Train launch day - Parkgate
    Tram Train Launch day - promotional team
    Tram Train launch day - Supertram cupcakes
    Tram Train launch day at Cathedral
    Tram Train passengers on launch day
    Tram Train launch day - Special Cake
    Tram Train launch day passengers
    Tram Train launch day passengers
    Tram Train launch day passengers
    Tram Train launch day passengers on board
    Tram Train launch day passengers onboard


    Here's the latest timetable for Tram Train services.

     PDF icon Download the Tram Train Timetable 2018, (PDF 874Kb) 

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Here's some of the most frequently asked questions from the background to the Tram Train project, frequency, parking and cycle storage.

     PDF icon Download Tram Train Frequently Asked Questions, (PDF, 400Kb)  

    For more information on the Tram Train project visit the Tram Train page on the SYPTE website.  

    About Tram Train 

    The Tram Trains, which allow passengers to make a single continuous journey connecting tram stops and conventional rail stations, have undergone extensive testing and drivers have been trained to drive the special vehicles on the extended system over the railway.

    The Government funded Tram Train programme is a partnership between SYPTE, Network Rail, Stagecoach Supertram and Northern Rail to pilot this pioneering technology.

    Three Tram Trains an hour travel on the Supertram network from Sheffield Cathedral to Meadowhall South, before proceeding over a new section of track linking the tram line to the rail track, called the Tinsley Chord, and on to the national rail network to Parkgate Shopping Park via Rotherham Central station. Journey times will be around 27 minutes from cathedral to Rotherham Parkgate, and you can buy tickets from the conductor when you board the service.

    The Tram Train pilot will run for two years. During that time, we'll be closely monitoring customer satisfaction, passenger numbers, reliability. If the pilot is successful, Tram Train will continue to run as a local service.

    Watch the video of the Tram Train travelling from tramlines to the heavy rail network at Tinsley:


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