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

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

Thursday, 23rd March 2017, 1:04 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:06 am
Engineers working on the tram. Picture: Jordan Connor

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 is now in place between Herdings Park and Gleadless Townend.

The Star understands the tram came off the tracks due to vandalism.

Engineers working on the tram. Picture: Jordan Connor

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive has been contacted for a comment.

Engineers working on the tram. Picture: Jordan Connor