Advice On Getting The Tram Train To Rotherham

Discussion in 'Fares Advice & Policy' started by Jonathan1990, 10 Sep 2019.

  1. Jonathan1990

    Jonathan1990 On Moderation

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    I've never ridden on this new tram route that goes to Rotherham from Sheffield yet. I would like to know if catching it from the tram stop at Valley Centertainment is the best option. It avoids the busy city centre and the route doesn't go from Meadowhall next to where the railway station is. I'll be going down in the car when I do this trip.
     
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  3. Harpers Tate

    Harpers Tate Established Member

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    It's as good a place as any. Or - you could drive to the Parkgate shopping centre in Rotherham, which is the "end of the line" and start there. There are some dedicated P&R spaces at both locations.
     
  4. eastwestdivide

    eastwestdivide Established Member

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    Walking from Meadowhall Interchange (station) to Meadowhall South tram stop through the shops is maybe a 15-minute walk.
    Alternatively, park in Meadowhall shopping centre car park (Debenhams side of the shopping centre) and walk over to the Meadowhall South tram stop.
    Parkgate P&R is only 20 or so spaces, and I've seen it full in the middle of the day. However, the normal parking for shoppers at Parkgate is camera-controlled with a 5-hour limit, so you'd be OK there as a round trip into Sheffield and back is only an hour.
     
  5. Djgr

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    FWIW When I rode it I did exactly what you are proposing.
     
  6. eastwestdivide

    eastwestdivide Established Member

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  7. Djgr

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    Not sure if this is better than free parking!
     

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