PICTURES: Engineers on the scene as Sheffield tram derails due to track vandalism

Engineers working on the tram. Picture: Jordan Connor
Engineers working on the tram. Picture: Jordan Connor

This was the scene as engineers try to get a derailed Sheffield tram back on the tracks.

Workmen for Stagecoach Supertram arrived between the Leighton Road and Herdings Park tram stops at around 12.45pm.

Jordan Connor, 20, from Rotherham, was visiting a friend in the area when he came across the tram.

He said: "I wasn't far away from when it happened. I was a bit shocked - it was something I didn't expect to see.

"Nobody was hurt - there was about six people on the tram at the time, they seemed to be okay. Engineers were using jacks to try and get the tram back on the tracks."

A bus replacement service was put in place between Herdings Park and Sheffield Cathedral but the service has now resumed.

Engineers working on the tram. Picture: Jordan Connor

Engineers working on the tram. Picture: Jordan Connor

The Star understands the tram came off the tracks due to vandalism and the police have been notified.

A Stagecoach spokesman said: "One of our trams was involved in a low-speed incident at a set of points at Herdings Leighton Road. There were no injuries."

A South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive spokesperson, said: “We are aware of an earlier incident at Herdings Leighton Road and will be supporting Stagecoach Supertram with their investigation.

"The tram has been recovered and Purple route services between the Cathedral and Herdings Park have resumed.”