VIDEO: UPDATE - Passengers hear ‘almighty bang’ as two trams crash in Sheffield

A passenger has described the chaos after two trams collided at Shalesmoor in Sheffield.

Lisa Bradley, aged 37, was travelling to work on a tram from Malin Bridge when it was hit by another tram this morning.

Three people have been taken to hospital following the accident at around 8.30am.

Lisa, a lecturer at the University of Sheffield, from Holmfirth said: “It was a really busy tram because it was rush hour and there were quite a few people standing up.

“I was sat reading my paper and wasn’t sure if we were moving when it happened.

“There was an almighty bang and everyone started screaming and piling into each other.

“It was the sheer noise of it. It was horrible and no-one knew what was going on.

“I was sat next to a little boy and he was flung into my lap.

“The driver stood up and asked if everyone was OK.

“There were a couple of kids near me and an elderly lady so I checked to see if they were alright.

Tram collision at Shalesmoor in Sheffield

Tram collision at Shalesmoor in Sheffield

“I got off and saw the bumper hanging off. It felt a lot worse than that.”

There are currently no services operating between Shalesmoor, Middlewood and Malin Bridge.

A spokesman for Stagecoach Supertram said: “We can confirm that services travelling through Shalesmoor are subject to delays following a low-speed collision involving two trams shortly after 8.30am.

“We understand that three people have been taken to hospital as a precautionary measure.

“Our immediate thoughts are for the welfare of the passengers and our staff involved.

“Safety is our absolute priority. We will carry out an investigation into the cause.”

Stagecoach Supertram said the disruption to services is expected to continue for some time.

Trams from Halfway and Meadowhall are currently terminating at Netherthorpe Road.

Tram only tickets are valid on Stagecoach buses between City and Hillsborough. The SL and SL2 services have both been extended to Hillsborough, where connecting services may be used.

There are bus shuttle services operating to Middlewood.

First Bus is accepting Supertram tickets on routes 52, 81, 82, 84 and 85 from the city centre.