Sheffield train and tram lines on Google maps - old and new

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  1. kivo

    kivo New Member

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    Hi guys, not sure if this is the right section for this, but I'm sure a mod can move it if not!

    I've recently been working on creating two overlay maps -

    - Sheffield train lines - all the train lines and stations that have existed in Sheffield, blue being current, red being former


    - Sheffield & Rotherham tram lines - all the tram lines that have existed in Sheffield and Rotherham, blue being current, red being former, and yellow for the proposed tram-train pilot

    On both maps you can tick or untick between old and new - I didn't know this until yesterday so I'm having to painstakingly move all the old lines and stations to its own tab - d'oh!

    I wouldn't be surprised if someone on here has already done this, or something similar, but I thought you might be interested if not.

    Obviously I'd love feedback on anything I've missed out/got wrong - the tram lines project is still a work in project mind!

    Cheers, Lee
     
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  2. GrimsbyPacer

    GrimsbyPacer Established Member

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    Nice map, only thing to add I'm aware of is the Supertram Link buses!
    Also I recall hearing of tramway extension plan for Dore to be built in HS2 times.
     
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    Lots being considered currently...
    - Tram or Tramtrain between the city centre and Dore Village via potentially Dore Station.
    - Tram extension to Northern General
    - Tram stop bypasses on the Meadowhall tram line to enable express trams between HS2 & city centre
    - Second cross city line
     
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    GrimsbyPacer Established Member

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    Thanks for confirming Dore plan.
    What's the point of "express trams" to the city centre when a railway does the same?
     
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    Haydn1971 Established Member

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    Ever tried walking up from Midland Station to the city centre ?
     
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    Yes takes 5/10 mins, easy!
     
  7. GrimsbyPacer

    GrimsbyPacer Established Member

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    I've been to Sheffield lots and never used tram or bus from station to centre. Last time it was raining heavy and me and my brother got soaked after returning from a Burton Vs. Fleetwood game. We went to McDonalds for tea as it was late with a long wait. Signage wasn't too good.

    If someone did want a tram the station already has a tram connection, both Sheffield and Meadowhall (South for HS2?).

    I guess walking is fine but would be difficult for many less able.
     
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