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Old December 5th, 2017, 11:12 AM   #381
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The perceived safety issue also has to be considered in the context of line speed for all through traffic at the station, which I believe is very low there....Did I here someone on here once claim it is limited to 15mph? Hardly going to get sucked under a heavy train at the speed.
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Old December 14th, 2017, 09:43 PM   #382
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Old December 17th, 2017, 08:13 PM   #383
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When is it set to open again?
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Old December 18th, 2017, 03:07 PM   #384
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"2018"
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Old December 18th, 2017, 03:08 PM   #385
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Sheffield-Rotherham tram-train pilot - "how not to run a rail project"
Rotherham Business News 15/12/2017

The Government and Network Rail have come in for more criticism over the innovative Sheffield-Rotherham tram-train service that is scheduled to reach the borough in 2018.
The Public Accounts Committee said that it had all the makings of a "how not to" seminar for future projects.
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Old January 14th, 2018, 12:32 PM   #386
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From Sheffield's perspective, one of the challenges arising from this project will be managing the narrative so that the cost overrun does not prevent future extensions of the tram train service, or (even worse) damage Sheffield City Region's prospects of receiving funding for other transport projects. It would be interesting to know how much of the cost overrun has arisen in relation to Network Rail's works and how much has arisen in relation to the alteration to the tram system that SYPTE was responsible for. If I was the PTE, and if it was largely the heavy rail side of the project that suffered from cost overruns, then I would be making that point now, loudly and often.
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Old January 14th, 2018, 12:39 PM   #387
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Here are some photos from my murky morning look at the tram train route, starting at Parkgate.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/T7IKtSLwmHZ9Olqn1



The tram train stop is next to Parkgate's service yards. There will be a cut through between two of the units (I hope!) once it is open, but the cut through is blocked at the moment - so I had to take the long way round.


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Old January 14th, 2018, 12:45 PM   #388
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The platform still needs surfacing, and there's no pedestrian route across the service yard at the moment, or signage from the public side of the retail park to tell you how to reach the stop. The slightly perilous looking route over the footbridge is open though.


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Old January 14th, 2018, 12:48 PM   #389
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Contractors were at work at Rotherham Central, adding ridged coping stones to the new bridge. The Sheffield bound line through the station was closed, with a ballast train parked up on the far side of the road bridge - so I assume that works to the track are still going on somewhere.



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Old January 14th, 2018, 12:51 PM   #390
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From Magna Way, looking towards Rotherham:



And towards Sheffield:



I didn't realise that the main entrance to Magna is on the railway side of the building - which seems to make it even more likely that a tram train stop here would be well used.

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Bonus blurry tram picture to finish:

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Thanks for the update.
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It looks like there's still work to do and now the lead contractor has gone into compulsory liquidation.

http://www.rothbiz.co.uk/2018/01/new...ontractor.html

It's hard to get worked up about delays to a tram scheme when people's jobs are at risk but it just had to be Carillion working on this project didn't it?
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Old January 15th, 2018, 03:03 PM   #395
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It looks like there's still work to do and now the lead contractor has gone into compulsory liquidation.

http://www.rothbiz.co.uk/2018/01/new...ontractor.html

It's hard to get worked up about delays to a tram scheme when people's jobs are at risk but it just had to be Carillion working on this project didn't it?
Building FARRRS 2 too.
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Building FARRRS 2 too.
That's 3/4 complete at a guess
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