Sheffield/Rotherham Tram-Train update

Discussion in 'Other Public Transport' started by bladesman123, 18 Jun 2014.

  1. syorksdeano

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    Not sure when this happened, but realtimetrains now show listings from Sheffield Cathedral for the tram train
     
  2. _toommm_

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    Pretty much from the start of service, including the test runs. If you go into detailed mode and click on 'Show service information' it shows the real headcode too.

    Of course it won't track on the Supertram network due to the different ways the TD works on both networks
     
  3. syorksdeano

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    Actually forget what I have noticed. It doesn't track on the tram network (originally thought it has started doing so)
     
  4. _toommm_

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    Not on RTT - if coming from Sheffield, it will come up as 'No report's once it enters the rail network at Tinsley, and just disappears once it enters the Supertram network at Tinsley towards Sheffield
     
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    https://twitter.com/SCSupertram/status/1205710786078924801

    "We are unfortunately unable to run any Tram-Train services until further notice.This follows advice by the manufacturer,Stadler,that we need to temporarily withdraw the fleet. A further update will be provided as soon as we have been updated by Stadler."

    Just popped up this morning on Twitspace
     
  7. WatcherZero

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    They seem to be constantly finding issues with this fleet and taking them out of service.

    Ive never known another be temporarily withdrawn so many times since entering service.
     
  8. duffield

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    For them to withdraw them all immediately and without proper explanation seems to imply a significant safety issue, not just a reliability or other issue where you would expect them to rotate them out of service while it was fixed.
     
  9. Hophead

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    Wonder if there's a link to the problems in East Anglia?
     
  10. D365

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    The Citylink tram-train is an ex-Vossloh product, developed in Spain. The FLIRTs were developed in Switzerland. Totally different products.
     
  11. TC60054

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    Nothing of the sort.

    It does however come at a very similar time to when one of the units sat down in the city centre yesterday requiring to be towed back to depot...coincidence?
     
  12. WatcherZero

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    Was apparently an issue with Hydraulics, after fleet inspections they are still expecting to resume 2tph tomorrow.
     
  13. D365

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    As discussed on the other thread, tram-train service has indeed resumed with 2tph. I copped unit 203 on duty this morning.
     

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