Hours after its first journey ‘a major incident’ has been declared as Sheffield’s tram-train derails.
The Supertram tram-train crashed into a lorry at the Woodbourn Road and Stanniforth Road junction earlier this afternoon.
People have been advised to avoid the area as road closures are in place around Woodbourn Road and Stanniforth Road.
The service launched today and connects nearby Rotherham to Sheffield. It completed its first journey this morning after years of planning.
South Yorkshire Police have said: “We are currently dealing with a collision between a tram and a lorry and at this time no-one is thought to be seriously injured.”
Emergency services are at the scene.
Trams from the city will stop at Cricket Inn Road and trams from Meadowhall will stop at Arena to avoid the incident.
Tweets have been flooding in about the tram-train through-out the day.
Pretty unfortunate for the #TramTrain, first day of service. Been running full route every day with no issues. That junction is well known for traffic jumping the lights, which appears to be the case here.
— Jordan Barker (@JDMusicUK) October 25, 2018
BREAKING TRAM AND LORRY COLISION at Stainforth Road Sheffield affected yellow route @BBCSheffield @NancyFielder @SheffCouncil @HelpSheffield #Sheffieldissuper #TramTrain #accident pic.twitter.com/axhsynx5us
— BB (@SheffieldEyes) October 25, 2018
— John Hunnisette (@HSTjohnny) October 25, 2018