Sheffield tram-train derails after collision with lorry causing major travel disruption

A tram-train in Sheffield has derailed after a collision with a lorry, causing major travel disruption across the city.Â

Thursday, 25th October 2018, 5:33 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th October 2018, 5:38 pm
The tram-train collided with a lorry

It was involved in the collision at the junction of Woodbourn Road and Stanniforth Road at around 3:30pm today.

Due to the '˜major incident', tram services from the city will be terminating at Cricket Inn Road, and trams from Meadowhall will terminate at the Arena. 

Road closures are in place around Woodbourn Road and Stanniforth Road, and motorists are advised to avoid the area.

Both the police and fire service are also at the scene. 

First South Yorkshire have announced the 52 bus service will be diverted between Attercliffe and Darnall via Attercliffe Road, Attercliffe Common, Broughton Lane and Greenland Road. 

Amey say the the tram-train, which launched today with its service between Rotherham and Sheffield, was hit by the lorry, but this has not been confirmed. 

The tram-train collided with a lorry

Paramedics are on board the tram treating injured passengers, but these are believed not to be serious. 

One eyewitness reported seeing passengers in '˜complete shock' and '˜floods of tears'. 

SYPTE Director of Customer Services, Tim Taylor, said: 'We have been made aware of an incident on the Supertram network. We are working with Supertram and the emergency services to manage the situation.

'Yellow route Supertram and Tram Train services from the city centre are terminating at Cricket Inn Road and services from Meadowhall are terminating at Arena. Supertram only tickets will be accepted on First X1 and X78 services between Sheffield city centre and Rotherham until 7pm.'

Emergency services are at the scene following the collision

A Stagecoach Supertram spokesperson said: "We can confirm that a collision took place this afternoon between a lorry and one of our vehicles shortly before 3.20pm on Staniforth Road. No-one has been seriously injured however a small number of people were treated at the scene for minor injuries. 

"We are assisting police with their inquiries into the circumstances. Tram services in the area are currently suspended and the latest updates for customers are available via our website and Twitter feed." 

 

 

The tram-train was involved in a collision with a lorry