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.

 

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