10 Apr 2019
Supertram has confirmed that its Tram Train services between Sheffield and Rotherham have resumed, following disruption earlier today caused by a vehicle fault which led to the requirement for further checks to be carried out on other Citylink trams.
A half hourly service is now operating between Cathedral and Parkgate and will remain in place for the rest of the day. A full service is expected to resume tomorrow morning.
The disruption was caused by a fault on a vehicle which led to the need for checks to be carried out by the manufacturer on all Citylink vehicles. The issue related to a bracket on the structure underneath the vehicle which was not directly linked to the mechanical running of the vehicle but needed to be checked and reviewed before trams could re-enter service.
This work will be completed by tomorrow morning, allowing all Citylink trams to resume service.
Supertram Managing Director Tim Bilby said: "We are pleased that the vehicle manufacturer has found a solution that allows us to resume the Tram Train service and we are sorry for the disruption this has caused our customers today. Safety will always be our first consideration and it was essential that this work was done. We are running a half hourly service between Parkgate and Cathedral for the remainder of today and will resume a full service tomorrow morning. Once again, I would like to thank our customers for their patience and understanding."