THE GS TRAM SITE

SHEFFIELD

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23 Oct. 1995

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The Sheffield tram network, one and a half years after its reopening.




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Sheffield 1995 tram map


ROUTES

Operator: Stagecoach Group , on behalf of the Greater Sheffield Passenger Transport Executive (GMPTE)

TRAM ROUTES (SUPERTRAM)

The lettered route designations (B, P and Y) are not in actual use.

  B Blue Line Malin Bridge - Hillsborough - University of Sheffield - Cathedral - Park Square - Sheffield Station - Manor Top - Gleadless - Birley - Waterthorpe - Halfway
  P Purple Line Herdings Park - Manor Top - Sheffield Station - Park Square - Cathedral [at certain times only: - Nunnery Square - Aftercliffe - Meadowhall]
  Y Yellow Line Middlewood - Hillsborough - University of Sheffield - Cathedral - Park Square - Nunnery Square - Aftercliffe - Meadowhall


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Tramway (Supertram): 29 km.


HISTORY

Tramways

  • Horse–powered tramway: Oct. 1873 - Nov. 1902.
  • First-generation electric tramway: 5 Sept. 1899 - 8 Oct. 1960.
  • Revived tramway (electric overhead): 21 March 1994 – today.

GAUGE

  • Tramway: 1435 mm.

SOURCES

PRINT

  • Bett, W.H. & Gillham, J.C. Great British tramway networks. London: Light Railway Transport League, 1962.
  • Bower, R. "Sheffield Corporation Tramways", The Modern Tramway, June 1948 (11: 126), p.49; 52-54.
  • Fox, P. "Tram operation in Sheffield: Progress, problems and a crisis". In: Light Rail Review 7. London: Light Rail Transit Association, 1995 [p.63-71].
  • Pulling, N. "Systems Factfile No.40 - Sheffield Supertram, UK", Tramways & Urban Transit, Jan. 2011 (74:877), p.19-22.
  • Jones, B. "Sheffield: South Yorkshire's quiet success story", Tramways & Urban Transit, June-July 2007 (70:834-835), p.212-216; 253-256.
  • Read, G.. "Sheffield: Double the distance?", Tramways & Urban Transit, Aug. 2003 (66: 788), p.288-291.

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