Rail accident investigators carry out probe into second Sheffield tram crash in five weeks

Rail accident specialists have confirmed they are investigating a second tram crash at the same junction in the space of just five weeks.

Tuesday, 4th December 2018, 11:21 am
Updated Tuesday, 4th December 2018, 11:25 am
Police at the scene of the collision on Friday. Picture Dan Hayes / The Star.

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) said it had received a report following the collision between a tram and a car at junction of Staniforth Road and Woodbourn Road on Friday afternoon.

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Police at the scene of the collision on Friday. Picture Dan Hayes / The Star.

One person was taken to hospital following the crash which came just five weeks after a tram-train vehicle was involved in a collision with a lorry at the same junction on the day the £75 million scheme launched.

In a statement, the RAIB said it was '˜making initial enquiries'.

Staniforth Road remains closed heading towards Darnall while works are carried out.

The Star asked Stagecoach Supertram for an interview but was told no-one from the firm was available.