This means that from the start of service on Thursday 10 December Purple route services will resume to and from Herdings Park, as detailed below;
Monday to Friday - services will operate between Herdings Park and Cathedral. Customers to or from Meadowhall should change at Fitzalan Square and cross to the opposite platform
Tram-trains are lighter and greener than conventional trains. They use less fuel and weigh less which reduces wear and tear on tracks therefore decreasing the need for disruptive maintenance works. Tram-trains have faster acceleration and deceleration rates so they can also offer passengers better journey times.
The trial, which starts in 2010 and will take two years, will look at the environmental benefits, operating costs and technical suitability of the tram-trains as well as testing how popular the vehicles are with passengers on the route. There is also an option for a second phase which would test the vehicles on the Sheffield Supertram system to see what additional benefits the vehicles can deliver when extended onto city centre tram lines.
Only it didn't start in 2010. It didn't start at all!
In September 2009, it was cancelled in favour of a pilot of electric tram-trains between Rotherham and Sheffield’s Supertram network. As part of the evaluation, a Network Rail freight line was to be equipped with 750V dc tramway electrification, and in July 2011 Vossloh was selected as vehicle bidder for a service intended to commence in 2014.
But that didn't happen either.
Tomorrow we will complete the story.
Any attempt to draw a supernatural even is bound to fail by definition. it it's a super-natural event, then any natural drawing with be silly and inadequate.
What matters is that these rough-and-ready night-shift workers left their duties at great risk to their future employment and set off for the town to visit ...
... the pub, their pals, a gambling den ... ???