Heavy delays on Sheffield trams due to Varsity event 


There are heavy delays to tram services this evening as a high number of passengers are attending the Sheffield Varsity event.  

The event is an annual tournament where students from rival universities compete in various sports over a number of weeks and the finale is taking place this evening at Ice Sheffield. 

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Sheffield Supertram tweeted that there are delays due to the high volume of people using the trams. 

The organisation said: “We are still experiencing heavy delays on the yellow route service due to the high number of passengers boarding. 

“Apologies if you have been affected.” 

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A customer replied and called for Stagecoach Supertram to “re-think for next year because the journey home tonight didn’t feel safe.”

They added that “letting that many (people) on one tram was equally appalling.”

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The organisation tweeted that extra trams have been put on for the event and thanked customers for their patience. 

In a statement, they added: “We had extensive plans in place for this event and actually ran 12 extra services before the event.

“We also have a number of extra services planned to get people home after the event.”