Tuesday, November 25, 2008

News: Still a role for Supertram expansion


The South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) has recently undertaken a review and a refresh of the Draft Tram Strategy. Regarding the connectivity between Sheffield and Rotherham, the proposed Bus Rapid Transit system on two routes is described as "a slightly sub-optimal solution." The report goes on to state that: "It is still believed that there is a role for tram expansion, therefore further lobbying is needed to Government to ensure suitable tramway funding is forthcoming." The innovative tram-train system is also highlighted. The two year pilot would see tram-trains run exclusively on heavy rail lines between Huddersfield and Sheffield. Phase 2 of the pilot could see the tram-train concept extended to the existing Stagecoach Supertram network with a possible extension from Centertainment to Rotherham or even Parkgate, on the existing rail line. Expanding the Supertram network to Rotherham and the tram-train concept are two service enhancements highlighted as strategic priorities alongside increasing capacity, bus feeder services and upgrading the network.
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