One million passengers have used the Sheffield tram-train in the first year of its trial, according to South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE).
Celebrating the milestone on October 25, Sheffield City Region Mayor Dan Jarvis said: “We’re proud to be leading the way with light rail innovation, and other towns and cities are looking to use our technology as a blueprint for similar schemes.”
Light Rail Minister Baroness Vere said the pilot scheme had brought together innovation, leading technology and existing infrastructure to give passengers better journeys.
“It lays the groundwork for more ambitious transport schemes right across the country,” she said.
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