Lord Scriven – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Transport

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Lord Scriven on 2016-05-19.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the South Yorkshire Tram Train service will be operational.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon

The Department for Transport and South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive, the joint funders of the tram train pilot project, have been advised that Network Rail has initiated a review of the current programme of works needed to adapt their infrastructure to operate the tram train vehicles between Meadowhall South and Rotherham Parkgate.

The Department understands that Network Rail has encountered significant issues with the approval of new bespoke electrification equipment needed to operate the tram train vehicles. The joint funders are clearly disappointed by this further delay.