An account is given of the Sheffield supertram scheme proposed to run between Mosborough and Hillsborough via the city centre. The advantages of light rail transit in this situation are outlined and compared favourably to buses and heavy rapid transit. With a total length of 25 km the track would run mostly along existing streets using an old tramway in one part and requiring little extra land take. An interesting feature is the provision of a viaduct in the Midland Station/Park Hill area. Planned to open in two stages in 1988 and 1991, the tramway would serve the rapidly growing satellite townships and new light industry in the Mosborough area. Supertram is envisaged as an ultra-lightweight system and details are given of the type of cars it is proposed to use which would in particular be required to climb very steep hills. The large number of obstacles which face this scheme are outlined including the abolition of the metropolitan counties and the transport bill. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ian Allan Limited

    Terminal House
    Shepperton, Middlesex  England  TW17 8AS
  • Authors:
    • BUCKLEY, R J
  • Publication Date: 1985-11

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  • Accession Number: 00457234
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 2004 10:01PM